THE FIFTH INTERNATIONALE Synopsis
From the author of WikiJustice comes this internationally-acclaimed and gripping thriller of the post Cold War world of espionage.
The Iron Curtain had come crushing down, Soviet satellite countries switched allegiance to the United States, and their communist spies must be let go. Hundreds of thousands are discharged, but not retired -- they unite under the banner of The Fifth Internationale, building a global conspiracy that will allow them to manipulate world governments to their own end.
Only one man can stop them.
Stan Penskie is a Legal Attache (FBI liaison agent) of the American Embassy in Eastern Europe. He has come across a conspiracy that threatens the stability of the World and the unity of his family. Everything hinges on Stan's loyalty to his country, his family, and himself...
Category: Espionage, Spying, Cold War, Iron Curtain, KGB, CIA, Thriller, Hitmen, International, Conspiracy,
PRAISE FOR JACK KING
"A New King of Thrillers on the Horizon." Sisters in Crime
"If you like spy thrillers with shady characters, twisting plots that involve international conspiracies, and fascinating foreign locales, then you must read Jack King". The Beach Metro News
"King's debut novel is powerful, riveting and an incredible ride through the back passageways of international politics. Strong characters, believable (if incredible) plot lines and nonstop action almost make each page turn without the reader's help. King has entered the spy genre arena with some hefty ammunition of his own."TheBestReviews.com and the Old Book Barn Gazette
"King, a former courier of top-secret information, delivers a tightly wound debut thriller ... [with] intelligent dialogue, relentless pacing and well-rounded characters (including a hauntingly familiar American president)." Publisher's Weekly
ABOUT JACK KING
As a former top-secret government courier, Jack King was privy to all the ins and outs of covert maneuvering on a global scale. He has turned his work experience into a series of novels that resonate with authenticity. The corridors of power, with their backstabbing, greed, and corruption, are the focus points of Jack's books.
King, a former courier of top-secret information, delivers a tightly wound debut thriller centered around a complex and sometimes cloudy conspiracy theory. While working as the deputy legal attach for the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, down-to-earth FBI agent Stan Penskie witnesses the assassination of his sister's fianc , a CIA agent who'd posited a shocking conspiracy theory. The event throws Stan's life into a tailspin and leads him on a frenzied chase after a group called the Fifth Internationale, "an elusive organization of unthinkable resources and proportions" that may be bent on destabilizing world power structures and financial markets. Through his quest, Stan meets people from various government agencies, but he has no idea who to trust or even where his investigation is leading. Readers will empathize with Stan's bewilderment as they try to untangle the story's many threads a task that will challenge even the most diligent reader. Intelligent dialogue, relentless pacing and well-rounded characters (including a hauntingly familiar American president) compensate somewhat for the byzantine plotting, but the story's primary saving grace is its deft evocation of the Polish culture and cityscape.