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 enemy--perhaps 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. He is the author of the spy thrillers Scorpion Betrayal, Scorpion Winter, and Scorpion Deception, along with his earlier bestselling novels, Hour of the Assassins, Scorpion, Dragonfire, and War of the Raven, and, most recently, the groundbreaking official series tie-in: Homeland: Carrie's Run. This is his second Homeland novel.
“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