A modern-day Cain and Abel story and first book following the Stephensons, The Summer of 2011 introduces Sophie Scanlon and Ian Stephenson, who have just teamed-up to work together undercover for the RCMP in Toronto, Canada.
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In the mid-seventeenth century, Wilno (Vilnius), the second capital of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, was home to Poles, Lithuanians, Germans, Ruthenians, Jews, and Tatars, who worshiped in Catholic, Uniate, Orthodox, Calvinist, and Lutheran churches, one synagogue, and one mosque. Visitors regularly commented on the relatively peaceful…
Just as Sophie and Stephenson become more than just co-workers, John Hepburn, a sinister man who sabotaged Stephenson’s career at CSIS—the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service—twelve years ago, appears.
This time, Stephenson is lucky, Hepburn blunders and is taken into custody.
Ian Stephenson finally has a chance to shed his security “boffin” reputation and move on to the higher echelons of national security and policing, but in order to do that he must first come to terms with his past, come clean about his relationship with John Hepburn and clear his name from the events of twelve years ago.
There’s a tantalizing synopsis of its sequel, Rosedale House, at the end of The Summer of 2011.