In the frozen wastes of Siberia, a silver artifact is stolen from a dead man . . . In the Middle East, the carefully planned strike on a terrorist leader goes disastrously wrong . . . Two seemingly unrelated incidents have placed the former CIA covert operative-turned-freelance spy, code-named Scorpion, in a desperate position: joining forces with a beautiful woman to prevent the assassination of a powerful Ukrainian politician.
But treachery breeds terror in the long shadow of a dangerous Russia, as Scorpion finds himself caught in a lethal trap sprung by an unknown enemyperhaps someone on his own side of the game. And now time is ticking rapidly away with the whole world balancing on a knife's edge, just days from the opening salvos of a catastrophic war that could leave the earth itself in ruins.
About the Author
Andrew Kaplan is a former journalist and war correspondent, covering events around the world. He served in both the U.S. Army and in the Israeli Army during the Six Day War and later provided military intelligence analysis for the Israel Defense Force. He has consulted with groups that advise a number of government agencies, and as president of a technical communications company, performed contract work for major U.S. corporations and government agencies. He is the author of four internationally best-selling novels: Hour of the Assassins, Scorpion, Dragonfire, and War of the Raven, as well as Scorpion Betrayal. He was also in the running to complete Robert Ludlum's Bourne franchise and was one of the writers of the James Bond film, GoldenEye. He lives with his family in Southern California and is currently at work on the next Scorpion novel.
Praise for Scorpion Winter…
“I was ready for a thrill ride and I wasn’t disappointed. Kaplan delivers. I definitely want more Kaplan.”
-Suspense Magazine on Scorpion Winter
“Scorpion learns, once again, there are no friends in the spy business and that life—one’s own and those of your enemies—exists on a knife-edge of deceit.”
-Publishers Weekly on Scorpion Winter
“With rapid-fire narrative and a complex plot, Andrew Kaplan gives readers a truly intriguing and engaging spy thriller.”
-FreshFiction.com on Scorpion Winter
“Full of action and suspense. Scorpion Winter is the latest entry in author Andrew Kaplan’s series, and it’s a good one. . . . a great read, a great spy, a great character.”
-Examiner.com on Scorpion Winter
“Kaplan has written one of the smartest, swiftest and most compelling spy novels I’ve read in years.”
-Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Stay Close
“Andrew Kaplan represents a gold standard for thriller writing.”
-David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of The Brotherhood of the Rose
“Delivers more heart-thumping twists and turns, beliefs and betrayals, than The Day of the Jackal and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold rolled into one.
-Katherine Neville, author of The Eight and The Fire
“A highly suspenseful page-turner. . . . I hate to use the cliché, but it’s true: I couldn’t put it down!”
-Brian Garfield, author of Death Wish and Hopscotch