The Actor? A Thriller and Love Story at the Height of the Cold War, by Lee Welling, has become a #1 Amazon Bestseller! The Amazon Kindle Edition of this just released action thriller, about a Broadway actor on a cultural exchange tour and working for the CIA who discovers the secrets that lead to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, has jumped to #1 in Broadway & Musicals and #8 in Pulp Thrillers.
The Actor? tells the story of George Toomey, a successful Broadway actor. His life is one of celebrity, leading ladies, and dinners at Sardis. At home in his 12-room penthouse with a view, he has a beautiful wife and two daughters.
One day in 1959, everything changes for George. He is approached by the CIA to enter the U.S.S.R., during the Cold War, as an entertainer in a cultural exchange tour. The job is simple: handle messages and documents given to him and, of course, give a stellar performance that will make Russian audiences fall in love with him. Behind the Iron Curtain, however, the job gets more complicated than George or his handler could ever have anticipated, and lives, secrets, and countries are put on the line. What unfolds is a fast-paced thriller, filled with danger, mystery, and state secrets.
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