A Cold War thriller by the author of Chinese Burnwith “rough-edged and life-size characters [and] an unromanticized finale . . . in the Le Carré mode” (Kirkus Reviews).
The KGB has come for Alexandrai Zorin. He may be a brilliant scientist but, like Solzhenitsyn, he is a dissident. He now faces the horrors of interrogation in Lubyanka Prison.
In Washington, Allan Scott’s special status in the State Department allows him to operate on his own terms. When Scott and his team decide to break Zorin out of Russia, they set in motion a series of events that no one but the president himself can stop.
In Folsom Prison, inmate John Parker would run any risk for a chance at freedom. And Scott’s team is about to offer him that chance—all he has to do is take Zorin’s place, trade Folsom for Lubyanka, and become a pawn in Scott’s dangerous gambit.
“Strong, well-plotted, compassionate . . . A fine suspense novel with contemporary relevance.” —The New York Times
“Can only be compared to The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.” —Jack Higgins, author of The Eagle has Landed