The Things We Do for Love - Lisa AppignanesiHarpercollins, 1997, Paperback.
Condition: Near Fine.
From the cover: “Cambridge. Tessa and Stephen’s marriage is quietly foundering. She wants a baby: she doesn’t mind how. Absorbed in his own secrets, Stephen refuses to talk about it. Tessa can’t think about anything else. When Stephen leaves for a conference on the new genetics in Paris, Tessa — impulsively, uncharacteristically — decides to follow the trail left by a seductive voice on the ansaphone. Tracking Stephen, Tessa blunders into a world of new desires and old debts, a mysterious network of contacts, overt and covert, from Paris to Prague, through which information has been disseminated since Cold War days. But now the political barriers are down, free enterprise is sweeping the scientific community. Information is power. And reticent Stephen is a principal player in the emerging order. As frontiers shift — geographic, scientific, personal — so does the balance between the sexes. The things we do for love become more unpredictable than passion itself.”