Five international families American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements, and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution and rock and roll.
East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers she s been spied on by the Stasi for years . . . . George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, finds himself in the middle of the seminal events of the civil rights battle . . . . Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in . . . . Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Krushchev, becomes a prime agent as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw and into history."