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Sekret

Lindsay Smith

Roaring Brook Press

An empty mind is a safe mind.  Yulia's father always taught her to hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive the harsh realities of Soviet Russia. But when she's captured by the KGB and forced to work as a psychic spy with a mission to undermine the U.S. space program, she's thrust into a world of suspicion, deceit, and horrifying power. Yulia quickly realizes she can trust no one--not her KGB superiors or the other operatives vying for her attention--and must rely on her own wits and skills to survive in this world where no SEKRET can stay hidden for long.

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CHAPTER 1
 
 
MOSCOW, SEPTEMBER 1963
 
MY RULES FOR THE BLACK MARKET are simple. Don’t make eye contact—especially with men. Their faces are sharp, but their eyes sharper, and you never want to draw that blade. Always act as though you could walk away from a trade at any moment. Desperation only leaves you exposed. Both hands on the neck of your bag, but don’t be obvious about it. Never reveal your sources. And always, always trust the heat on your spine that haunts you when someone is watching.
I pass through the iron gates to the alley off New
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Praise for Sekret

"A debut historical thriller . . . Smith mesmerizes readers with sprints and twists in the plot while revealing the incredible level of abuse doled out by the Russian government." - School Library Journal "Smith's debut novel not only captivates through its fearsomely stubborn main character but also through its intriguing setting . . . The book's tension, coupled with a burgeoning romance and the revelation of some astounding secrets, will keep teen readers on the edge of their seats and primed for more." - VOYA "Smith's history adventure debut includes both paranormal and romance elements . . . The momentum becomes breakneck when secrets are revealed - readers will never know what is to be believed." - Booklist "Cold War espionage smoothly blended with psychic romance . . . A sudden cliffhanger sets up this fast-paced thriller for a sequel." - Kirkus Reviews  

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Lindsay Smith

  • Lindsay Smith's love of Russian culture has taken her to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and a reindeer festival in the middle of Siberia. She writes on foreign affairs and lives in Washington, D.C. Sekret is her first novel.

  • Lindsay Smith
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