The violent death of a journalist leads secret agent Gabriel Allon to Russia.
But this is not the grim Moscow of Soviet times, but a new Moscow, awash in oil wealth and in thrall to a new generation of rich Stalinists plotting to challenge an old enemy: the United States. One such man is Ivan Kharkov, a former KGB colonel whose global empire is built on a lucrative and deadly business.
Kharkov is an arms dealer - and he's about to sell Russia's most dangerous weapon to al-Qaeda.
Unless Allon can learn the time and place of delivery, the world will suffer its deadliest terror attack since 9/11.
The countdown to Armageddon has begun ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/07/2009
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780141033877