You don't stand and wait as Hurricane Katrina barrels down on New Orleans, unless you don't have a choice, and maritime lawyer Jonathan Brooks has none. His career in shambles and duty bound to help a figure from his past locate her missing nephew feared drowned in the Mississippi, Brooks is burdened with responsibility and devoid of options. But Mariya is no friend. The sultry Russian provocateur saved his life a decade ago but not without dragging him into a world of murder, mayhem and deceit. As darkness bleeds into the Crescent City, Brooks' search for the truth behind a body in the river catapults him into an international storm that sweeps into the espionage underworld of Russia, the intelligence centers of Washington, D.C., the politics of North Korea, the waterways of the Panama Canal, the back streets of Havana and the barrios of Caracas — and into the heart of Jonathan's own darkness.
Praise for THE SERPENT'S GAME …
"[A]n intelligent and intriguing spy thriller that chases secrets across the globe." — Erica Ruth Neubauer, Crimespree Magazine
"Frieden keeps the suspense high … in this gritty, complex and satisfying thriller." — Jamie Freveletti, author of Dead Asleep and Robert Ludlum's The Janus Reprisal
"Some of the best writing about the early hours of Katrina." — M.K. Turner, BookReview.com
"[A] myriad of twists and turns with a denouement as potent as snake's venom." — Marc Paoletti, author of Scorch