Friday, April 27, 2012

The Sound of Red Returning by Sue Duffy

I am totally tipping my ushanka (Russian ear-flaps hat) to Sue Duffy for giving me hours of page turning happiness with her new novel, The Sound of Red Returning.

Even the title has a retro spy thriller feel to it and the book delivers suspense in the classic United States versus the Evil Empire style.

Leisl Bower, a classical pianist from South Carolina, is the reluctant heroine accidentally caught in the cross-hairs of  an international tug of war.  While being hunted by the Russians, she discovers that she must also come to terms with her painful past in order to trust in the present and save the world.

Sue Duffy creates characters you want to cheer for.  I enjoyed travelling from Boston to New York to South Carolina with Leisl and meeting cool Cade O'Brien and his quirky grandfather Ian, who added warmth and romance to the fun.

For more information, please read on!!

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Sound of Red Returning
Kregel Publications (December 9, 2011)
Sue Duffy


Sue Duffy is an award-winning writer whose work has  appeared in Moody magazine, The Presbyterian Journal, Sunday Digest, and The Christian Reader. She is the author of Mortal Wounds (Barbour, 2001), Fatal Loyalty (Kregel, 2010), and The Sound of Red Returning (Kregel, 2011). Sue has also contributed to Stories for a Woman’s Heart (Multnomah). She and her husband, Mike, have three grown children.


After losing everyone she loves, concert pianist Liesl Bower has nowhere to go but to escape into her music. Searching for the peace she usually finds in her concertos and sonatas, Liesl can't shake the feeling that she is being haunted by her past . . . and by someone following her. When she spots a familiar and eerie face in the audience of a concert she's giving for the president in Washington, DC, the scariest day of her life comes back to her with a flash.

It has been fifteen years since Liesl watched her beloved Harvard music mentor assaulted on a dark night in Moscow and just as long since the CIA disclosed to her that he'd been spying for Russia. She had seen that man-that eerie face-the night Professor Devoe was attacked. And now he's back-and coming for her.


“Sue Duffy has mixed the mayhem of political intrigue with the melody of romance.” —Dick Bohrer, author, editor, and former journalism professor

“Intrigue and suspense come together in an incredible story of love and betrayal, commitment and courage, power and danger . . . and a God who controls it all. Sue Duffy is a wonderfully gifted writer and this book is a must-read.” —Steve Brown, founder and president of Key Life and host of Steve Brown Etc.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Sound of Red Returning, go HERE.

1 comment:

Karen Lange said...

Thanks so much for the info about Sue's book! It sounds like an interesting read!