Moscow Embassy: The Angara Club is not just the story of the building of an American embassy—though when it comes to an exciting adventure, the colorful men and women who work on these projects for the US government, lead compelling alternative lives. These professional nomads that go from one project to the next, from country to country, have got a lock on intrigue and romance behind the blueprints.
But more than that, Thomas J. Mitchell’s latest thriller is about political espionage. Russian KGB agents have recruited these American architects and builders as assets to plant listening devises and engage in other spy activities during their tour in Moscow. When US intelligence agencies team up with Britain’s MI6 to neutralize the Russian threat, anything can—and will—happen.
Mitchell worked at the American embassy in Moscow from 1996 to 1997 and 2013 to 2015. He has lived many experiences described in the book. And in Moscow Embassy: The Angara Club, he ratchets that real-life thrill up several notches, making for a page-turner of a novel.