Twenty years after defecting to the Soviet Union, a U.S. government employee asks his son to clear his name. The father, Walter Kotlar, fled while being investigated by Senator McCarthy and now he is ready to spill the beans on people in the U.S. government who framed him.
Kanon tries way too hard with the plot. Anyone who remembers J Edgar will know you cannot get in to see him. Anyone who knows anything about parents and children and Commies will have problems with the hero and his girl and the parents.
But it was fun for two hundred pages. Then I jumped to the end.
If you want this kind of stuff go for le Carré. You cannot beat him.
So, would I recommend this? Well, maybe, with that caveat that it's a bit predictable in some respects, though the characters and story-telling are as engrossing as they are in Kanon's other work. Just don't start by reading this by him. His other work is better, simply put.