All the Cold War rules lie in the rubble heap with the crumbled Berlin Wall and the failed socialist dream. New opportunities, along with unknown risks and dangers pour through the open borders of East Germany in the summer of 1990.
Zara Gray, a high-tech consultant, and T. K. Drummond, a failed spy, are seeking an amiable sociopath who has fled the US with his company's ahead-of-the curve computer software and his sex-spy girlfriend. T. K. is expecting easy money and a plummy assignment. Blackmailed by her greedy bosses, Zara (POV) has been pushed into this assignment against her will. Zara is nervous about working with T. K. who has no reason to love her and every reason to betray her.
Crumbling old Baltic casinos and a classic sailboat are backdrops as an international cast of miscreants vies for the digital jewels in World of Mirrors, (96,000 words). The "Marquis de Sade on Steroids," a Russian naval captain, ex-Stasis, a former wall dog, and a North Vietnamese guest worker take the stage as treacheries multiply. Zara and T. K. must rely on the software pirate and the Vietnamese laborer to sail them to safety as they play a deadly game of cat and mouse through the shipping lanes of the fog-shrouded Baltic.
The middle paragraph is the only thing that holds my interest. The rest is just a blather of description.
And this plot is so old it has whiskers. You need a new twist.