From the slums of Pakistan to the Caribbean playgrounds of the superrich, CIA agent Sam Capra finds himself in a race against time to save his brother, once presumed dead, from ruthless ex-KGB billionaires.
Two brothers. One dead, executed by extremists on a grainy video. The other forged into a top undercover agent. But now, Sam Capra has reason to believe that his brother, Danny, may be alive. And if Danny has been living a secret life these past years, where has he been -- and what has he become?
Sam's desperate search for his brother leads him into a modern heart of darkness: the Russian elite inner circle, a group of ruthless ex-KGB billionaires who owe fealty to Russia's corrupt president, Morozov. One of these men wants Morozov dead. And Danny will be the one to kill him -- on American soil.
To save his brother -- and to save the world from certain war -- Sam, along with his mysterious partner, Mila, must stop Danny from killing Morozov. The mission will take Sam from the slums of Pakistan to the hipster galleries of Brooklyn to the Caribbean playgrounds of the superrich. And as Sam untangles the secret past locked in his brother's heart, he may be forced to make a choice between his brother--and the greater good . . .
The Sam Capra series in order:
Adrenaline Sam Capra's Last Chance The Last Minute Downfall Inside Man The First Order
In bestseller Abbott's fast-paced, high-octane fifth thriller featuring ex-CIA operative Sam Capra (after 2014's The Inside Man), an unnamed prospective client offers master hit man Philip Judge $20 million to pull off "the most dangerous assassination in history" the murder of Russian president Dmitri Morozov on American soil. The job seems like an inevitable suicide mission, until Judge gets an idea from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar that would enable him to kill Morozov and live to enjoy the payday. Meanwhile, Sam desperately searches for his younger brother, Danny, who was supposedly murdered in the Hindu Kush six years earlier by a group calling itself the Brothers of the Mountain. Sam, who finds evidence that Danny's death was staged, turns for help to his former colleagues in the Round Table, "a secret alliance that... tried to be a force for good in the world." Abbott offers plenty of twists, though genre readers will find little that's new, and Sam isn't the most memorable series lead. Author tour.