In Warsaw, a chance encounter plunges a shy polio victim into dirty politics and new realms of emotion. Zaremba, a wealthy businessman, is about to be unjustly arrested and only Cordelia can save him. But when Zaremba disappears, Cordelia is painfully uncertain if she has been abandoned and must overcome surveillance, corruption, libel, and increasing humiliations and hardships to learn the truth. More
In Warsaw, a shy and high-minded polio victim lives a life of seclusion caring for her odd family until a chance encounter plunges her into the intrigues of dirty politics. Zaremba, a wealthy businessman, is about to be arrested on trumped-up charges and only she can save him. Swept along by events, Cordelia finds her feelings increasingly involved with a stranger for whom she is both rescuer and victim. When Zaremba disappears, Cordelia is painfully uncertain if she has been abandoned and must overcome surveillance, corruption, the media, and mounting humiliations and difficulties to learn the truth.
Although set in Poland, this is a story that could happen anywhere, in a world where young democracies struggle against the temptations of covert operations and older democracies sometimes lead them astray.
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