Synopses & Reviews
A lone female agent finds herself abandoned in enemy territory in this riveting espionage thriller
Having completed her mission to silence an agency defector, CIA operative Cassie Bradbury finds herself cut adrift in Moscow with no documents, no tickets and no identification. Hot on her trail are the Kremlin, the Russian Mafia - and Sean Ravensdale, the disgraced ex-CIA agent who has been sent to track her down. Realizing that she has been set up and is now expendable, Cassie will need all her courage and resourcefulness to outwit her pursuers - and stay alive long enough to exact revenge on the man who recruited her, who trained her - who betrayed her.
"This can't-put-it-down spy thriller from Altman (The Art of the Devil) introduces the most deadly and proficient young woman warrior since the Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen. Spymaster Julian Quinn has saved homeless Cassie Bradbury from a life on the mean streets of New York City and transformed her into a relentless assassin. Quinn, whom Cassie views as her savior, is only the first of her friends whose loyalty she will later question. After a spectacular assassination in Moscow, Cassie learns that she's been lied to about her target and marked as disposable by her own country; every policeman and security agent in Russia is after her. Her one hope is the disgraced former CIA agent Sean Ravensdale, who needs to find Cassie to resuscitate his career. She leads them all on an incredible chase, leaving behind a trail of dead men who have underestimated her lethal abilities. Enthralled readers will welcome the open ending, which suggests that Cassie and the world-weary Ravensdale will be back in a sequel. Agent: Richard Curtis, Richard Curtis Agency. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Can't-put-it-down spy thriller" Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Having completed her mission to silence an agency defector, CIA operative Cassie Bradbury finds herself cut adrift in Moscow, with no documents, no tickets and no identification. Hot on her trail are the Kremlin, the Russian Mafia, and Sean Ravensdale, the disgraced ex-CIA agent who's been sent to track her down.
About the Author
John Altman lives with his wife and son in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of five previous highly-acclaimed thrillers.