FROM THE BOOK JACKET: A tense firefight on the Russian-American border heralds the start of a terrifying high-stakes mission for special forces agent Major Rake Ozenna in this gripping espionage thriller.
Instructed to guide in a speed boat crossing from Russia in the Bering Strait, special forces Major Rake Ozenna watches in horror as the operation culminates in a fatal firefight--and the loss of vital intelligence of a deadly new weapon. A weapon of unimaginable power. A weapon that, if it were unleashed, would cripple civilization as we know it. But who sabotaged the mission? Who possesses the weapon--and what is their ultimate goal?
Rake's search takes him to the remote outpost of Uelen on the Russian coast--and the discovery that he is up against a formidable enemy from his past. As world leaders gather in Bonn for the signing of the new European security treaty, Rake enters a desperate race against time to prevent a catastrophe beyond imagining.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Humphrey Hawksley is a foreign correspondent for the BBC, a regular speaker and panellist at Intelligence Squared and the Royal Geographical Society, and many literary festivals. Hawksley's writing has appeared in the Guardian, The Times, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune
and Yale Global
. Hawksley's television documentaries include The Curse of Gold
and Bitter Sweet, Aid Under Scrutiny, Old Man Atom
and Danger: Democracy at Work.