A David Slaton Novel
USA Today bestselling author Ward Larsen's globe-trotting, hard-hitting assassin, David Slaton, returns for another breathless adventure in Assassin's Strike!
In a Syrian palace, the presidents of Russia and Iran undertake a clandestine meeting. No staff or advisors are permitted in the room. No records are kept. By necessity, however, there are two witnesses: the interpreters. The Russian, Ludmilla Kravchuk, returns to her hotel room burdened by what she has heard. When her Iranian counterpart is murdered before her eyes, Kravchuk fears she is next and goes into hiding in Syria.
The CIA gets word of the defection. Desperate to uncover the purpose of the meeting, they task their newest off-the-books operator—legendary assassin David Slaton—to undertake a daring rescue. Deep inside Syria’s war-torn borders, what Slaton finds is a plot that will tear the Middle East apart. And one that only he can stop.
“Highly reminiscent of Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series.” —David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author
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Larsen's fine sixth David Slaton novel (after 2019's Assassin's Revenge) opens in Damascus, Syria, at a secret meeting between President Petrov of Russia and the new Iranian president, Ahmed Rhamani. The Russian translator, Ludmilla Kravchuk, hears the two leaders discuss an impending chemical weapons attack, as does the Iranian translator, Sofia Aryan. When Sofia is murdered soon after the meeting, Ludmilla barely escapes a similar fate, and flees into hiding in Syria. Slaton, a former Mossad operative now attached to the CIA, has to find and deliver Ludmilla to friendly soil. Meanwhile, a chemical weapons cache discovered in Darfur is connected to Ahmed Sultan al-Majid, a messianic figure of obscure origins. Besides rescuing Ludmilla, Slaton must stop al-Majid from carrying out an attack that could upset the balance of power in the Middle East. Larsen discards vividly written supporting characters like spent ammunition clips, their sole purpose to propel the action to the clever and breathless climax. Fans will cheer Slaton every step of the way.