London, 1940: Eighteen-year-old Juliet Armstrong is recruited to be a transcriptionist for a spy operation under MI5. Set up in a hotel room, Juliet records the conversations of British fascist sympathizers. Eventually, she's asked to take a more active role in infiltrating the traitorous social circles. Ten years later, now a BBC radio producer, Juliet spots a familiar face from the past. When she receives an anonymous note saying, "you will pay for what you did,"
our spirited heroine must confront her past deeds head-on in order to figure out who's out to get her. A tour de force of literary espionage from the masterful Kate Atkinson, Transcription
entertains and beguiles as it builds breathtaking suspense. (AG)