Joseph Kanon is an award winning publisher turned writer. He is a brilliant and intelligent writer and his eighth novel, The Defectors will make you a fan if you aren’t one all ready. This novel, taking place in the 1960s, focuses on an American who defected to the Soviet Union and his brother, a publisher trying to figure out his motives. Each brother is uniquely not what he seems at first, adding to the intrigue. The book is available now and sells for $27.