n Cold Crash, when Archaeologist Max Falkland, the Anglo-American daughter of a British peer, meets American John Knox in
London in April 1952, her already troubled life takes on mystery. As the Cold War thriller progresses, Max finds herself in
increasing danger, but three weeks after the events of Cold Crash, the point at which The Running Lie begins, Max has found
an archaeological dig in London and John Knox has entered her life. But even now, can he be trusted? Max encounters both skulls
and sexism on the dig site at the bombed out shell of St. Bride's Church in London. A family request sends her to the Berlin
International Film Festival, away from the dig and her growing relationship with John Knox. But after she sees John in Berlin
with another woman, Max forces him to confess he is an American spy. When his current case collides with her family life,
Max has to find a way to navigate layers of lies. As fireworks explode for the Fourth of July party, Max must make a dangerous
choice if she wants to save both John and her family.
The Running Lie is a page-turning Cold War spy thriller that
reboots old school cloak and dagger — Max Falkland is the James Bond of the 21st Century.