Ars sine scienta nihil est
Where The Fulcrum Lies
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE A MAN BETRAY HIS COUNTRY?
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Daniil Kuryakin, a brilliant nuclear physicist in the top of his field, struggles to find meaning in his life after the sudden death of his beloved wife. Haunted by the mysterious circumstances of her death, he dedicates himself to pursuing the truth -- but in doing so thrusts himself into the middle of a tangled Soviet conspiracy that threatens everything he holds dear. Enter Zoya, an enigmatic Muscovite woman who weaves her way into his life -- and heart --and spins him ever closer to the edge between honor and betrayal. With her by his side, Daniil sets out to confront the forces that would use him for their own ends.
“Blame your sense of loyalty; it blinded you. But it’s crumbling, and when that happens, I become more obvious to you. I appear at choice moments to serve my master faithfully and I always leave a huge mess behind. You will be pleased with me, Master. A word of warning: dangers of unknown quality follow in my footsteps. If you are ready to face it, a friend of mine—his name is Mayhem—will join us in our mutual endeavor. So, shall we do it, Master?”
“Yes, we shall. How should I call you?”
“Call me Revenge.”