A novel set in Estonia during the period 1940-1943, with twin themes of escape and romance.
Märt runs a small bakery in the centre of Estonia. His life is shattered on the night of the ‘Red Terror’, when he is told his name is one of the thousands marked for deportation by the Soviets to Siberia.
His informer asks him to take a British spy, Harry, to Finland. Harry will not reveal the reason for travelling to a country allied to England’s enemy, nor why he is also avoiding the rampaging Germans.
They make their way north, where they encounter the Estonian battalion of the Finnish Army, the ‘Finnish Boys’. Märt joins up and, in the turmoil of the war, is left with the dilemma of who to trust; Harry, with his mysterious mission or Märt’s estranged wife, Maarja, who will do what she believes is best for Estonia?