In the 1950s, the Cold War’s hottest spot wasn’t Washington or Moscow. In the wake of World War II, the tiny Nordic nation of Finland found itself on the front lines of the world’s latest conflict. Shadow Lines is a dazzling international espionage thriller that follows a secret intelligence team whose mission is to defend the independence of Finland. No matter the cost.
1. Bloody Fist
The Fist, a secret Finnish task force, has a covert operation in the USA Embassy in Helsinki, Finland
2. Flip of the Coin
Helena is determined to prove to Yrjö that she belongs to the Fist. She does what she is told, but has to pay a high price to succeed.
3. Escape From Porkkala
Lisa Salmén, a new CIA agent, arrives in Finland while the Fist sets out to confirm the information they stole from the Americans.
4. Female Instinct
The Fist learns that the Soviet leader Khrushchev is about to return the Porkkala to Finland, to ensure that the Prime Minister Kekkonen becomes the next president of Finland.
5. Murder in Moscow
Helena, Tabe, and Olavi follow the Finnish president and prime minister to Moscow to ensure that Khrushchev doesn’t change his mind about Porkkala.
6. Unexpected Allies
Tabe Slioor throws a big party to celebrate the prime minister Kekkonen and his successful trip to Moscow. The real purpose of the party is to start a new mission.
7. The Price of Freedom
The Fist sets out to stop the money shipment from CIA to Fagerholm’s campaign. Helena confronts Yrjö about her past.
8. The Final Mission
Badly beaten Julius is trapped at the headquarters. Aune pressures Yrjö to forgive Julius, and he comes with a solution.
9. The Return to Porkkala
Olavi’s mission has succeeded, and Kekkonen has convinced Hrushchev to return Porkkala just before the presidential election.
Really well done and kept you engaged.
IF there IS a Next Season_Maybe. Otherwise I don't know enough about Post-War Finnish politics/history. Otherwise, Shadow Lines lacks LeCarre's Cold War Epics Moral of One Huge Waste.
Wow!! Loved this! Well written, lots of twists and very exciting! Can't wait for season 2!
Stylish, smart, well acted, and an interesting aspect of the Cold War.
my nephew fin