He was a Soviet defector – She worked for the U.S. Federal Government.
“Do we really know what we are getting ourselves into…”
Sergei Kourdakov jumped from a Russian trawler in 1971 and barely survived the treacherous swim to the rocky shores of Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada. The handsome, twenty-year-old ex-KGB naval intelligence officer had defected—leaving behind a horrific life he could no longer face.
K. Kidd’s search for independence and a career with the Federal Government led her on a journey that far surpassed any expectations. A year after Sergei defected; they met at her office in Washington, DC. The immediate attraction surprised them both. “Even you could be spy,” Sergei whispered.
This captivating true story chronicles K. Kidd’s real-life relationship with a man who gave up everything for freedom. In her eye-opening memoir, the author reveals a side of Sergei Kourdakov that few people ever saw.
Oh my goodness. This book gripped me with every emotion that I have, such as happiness, sorrow, love, loss, scared, wondering how things would go with the female main character. The summer before her senior year of high school, she received a secretarial position with the government in the DC area. At one time she works at the Pentagon. Over time, her job changed as she worked her way up the ladder wherever she went. Sergie, an ex KGB agent, arrives for visits with her boss. And Sergie’s determination and joyful features are admirable as well as his strength. DC is beautiful depending on where you look and that special white marble used comes from Marble, CO. Over especially tender moments, laughter, fun, scares, and more our heroine falls in love with this ex-Russian spy. The story starts circa 1970, and what I read chilled me to the bone. Lots of intrigue abounds and then it becomes apparent fast that Sergie knew he was being hunted by the KGB for defecting to the United States. What transpires from there had my emotions all over the place. I don’t give away stories so know this. You want to read this book. You want to know the characters and how they end up. And you may or may not cry. Five shiny stars.