In 1953, CIA agent Jake Massey recruits Alex "Wolf" Slanski and Gulag escapee Anna Khorev to assist him in a mission of critical importance—the assassination of Josef Stalin. In this 1996 thriller by the author of The Romanov Conspiracy, someone knows their plan, and the KGB has dispatched its own deadly Major Yuri Lukin to hunt down the hunters. As circumstances quickly unravel, Massey is ordered to thwart his own accomplices and put an end to the mission before the entire situation explodes into World War III.
"[This novel has a] tremendous sense of dramatic action and page-turning excitement culminating in a riveting, thought-provoking climax."—Sunday Times (UK)