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The gripping new international thriller, racing between the US, Russia, Israel and Australia

Russian President Petrov is determined to restore his country’s dominance on the world stage at any price. In order to develop deadlier nuclear weapons, he recruits Ilana Rabinovich, a beautiful but lethal scientist, to infiltrate the Mossad and steal their research. What no one expects is for the Israelis to then assign her an even more dangerous mission of their own: to penetrate the US nuclear facilities in the deserts of Los Alamos.

If the information falls into the wrong hands the results could be devastating. Especially as in the Hindu Kush, ISIS soldiers are also plotting to acquire nuclear weapons. It’s up to CIA agent Curtis O’Connor to stop them before it’s too late. From Russia’s secret nuclear city of Sarov, across the myriad canals of St Petersburg, to an assault on an ancient castle more impenetrable than Colditz, the chase is on.

But with a corrupt Russian general, a femme fatale double agent and a very unpredictable US president waiting in the wings, is it only a matter of time until a war begins?

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    9780143799511

    July 2, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    464 pages

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    9781743484210

    July 2, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

    464 pages

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Extract

Prologue

White House Situation Room

The members of the National Security Council and their advisors all rose as President Bedford Travers entered the White House Situation Room located beneath the Oval Office. The Vice-President, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Director of National Intelligence and the National Security Advisor were some of the most powerful men in the country. The President took his leather seat at the head of the long polished mahogany table and glared around the room. The Director of the National Clandestine Service, Tom McNamara – the CIA’s chief spy – exchanged glances with his old colleague Dwight D. Corbett, the grey-haired Secretary of Defense. Both men had served various administrations, Republican and Democrat, but neither had ever encountered anything like the irascible, unpredictable Travers.

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