The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over, and England's legendary intelligence agency, MI5, is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government. Cambridge grad Serena Frome is "invited" to join Operation Sweet Tooth. She is assigned the task of infiltrating the literary circle of a young writer named Tom Haley, whom she quickly falls in love with. How long can she conceal her undercover life? A seductive, elegant, and witty tale of betrayal, intrigue, and love by the author of Solar (2010).