Synopses & Reviews
Amateur private investigator Ash McKenna's time is about to expire ― on his visa, that is. Having fled the demons that haunted him in the U.S., Ash has been laying low in Prague for nearly three months. Now, it's time to move on. But as he contemplates his next stop, a man named Roman appears, claiming to work for the U.S. government, and possessing intimate knowledge of Ash's many sins. Sins nobody should know. Roman offers to protect him...in exchange for a favor.
It sounds simple: a bank employee named Samantha Sobolik is set to receive a package containing covert information in a handoff on the Charles Bridge. Ash must intercept the package, and deliver the contents to Roman. Ash refuses ― until Roman threatens to kill his mother. Out of options and too far away to protect her, Ash agrees.
But when Ash gets to the bridge, he discovers that the handoff is actually a hit. Ash ends up battling a mysterious and deadly assassin in a fight he barely survives. As it turns out, the job is far more complicated and dangerous than anyone thought. Ash finds himself in a strange city, outmatched, hunted, and trapped in a dangerous game where nobody is what they seem―including Samantha.The Woman From Prague is a riveting novel of international suspense from one of the very best crime writers working today.
"Fuses gritty noir elements with high-octane international suspense." Library Journal
"The Woman from Prague keeps you hooked with its fast-paced story set in the treacheries and terrors of our post-9/11 world." James Grady, author of Last Days of the Condor
Amateur private investigator Ash McKenna's time is about to expire. On his visa, that is. He's been in Prague for nearly three months, working for an apartment rental company, and it's time to move on. As he contemplates his next stop, a man named Roman appears who claims to work for the US government, rattling off a list of Ash's sins. Sins nobody should know. He offers to expunge records and protect Ash...in exchange for a favor.
It sounds simple enough: a handoff on the Charles Bridge where Ash will receive a thumb drive from a young woman named Samantha Sullivan. Ash refusesso Roman threatens to kill his mother if he doesn't comply. Reluctantly, he agrees to do it.
But as Ash tries to complete the mission, he discovers that the handoff is actually a hit. A person appears and attempts to kill Samantha. Ash gets between them, and ends up in a fight he barely survives. Turns out, the job is more complicated than Roman thought. Ash finds himself in a strange city, outmatched, and stuck inside a dangerous game where nothing and nobody is as they seemincluding Samantha. With his mother's life hanging in the balance, this amateur P.I. finds that his newest job is nothing he ever expected: amateur spy.
About the Author
Rob Hart is the author of New Yorked, City of Rose, South Village, and coming this summer, The Woman from Prague. He is also the co-author of the upcoming novella Scott Free with James Patterson. His short stories and non-fiction articles have been published widely.
Rob Hart on PowellsBooks.Blog
One of the best things you can do as a writer is say "yes" to things.
This, incidentally, is how I learned that strip clubs in Prague are also brothels...