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The brief was that the cover had to portray espionage/Russia/subatomic particles. From the catalogue copy: Soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a young diplomat encounters Anna Mikataev, a particle physicist and possible recruiter of Iraqi agents. Anna has discovered how to carve light to manipulate the paths of one of the building blocks of reality: the photon. In the small basement room where Anna Mikataev lived, the force fields of sub-atomic particles, individual lives, and the politics of terror all meet.