A LONE AGENT. AN UNIMAGINABLE CONSPIRACY.
UN covert negotiator Yael Azoulay went rogue in Geneva and nearly lost her life. Her physical wounds are healed, but she will never be able to forget what happened.
Now back in New York, Yael uncovers a chilling conspiracy whose end game is a devastating new war in the Middle East. But as Yael draws closer to the truth, she is forced to confront the ghosts of her past.
As the few certainties of her life begin to crumble around her, a terrifying truth is laid bare: Yael has enormously powerful enemies who neither forgive, nor forget.
Head of Zeus * Thrillers
21 May 2015 * 416pp * £4.99 * 9781784970260
Who knew the United Nations could be so exciting? Murder, intrigue and a beguiling protagonist make Adam LeBor's international thriller a gripping and enticing read'
The Guardian US ('The Books We Enjoyed Most in 2014')
'[A] series of thought-provoking geopolitical thrillers ... Mr. LeBor writes with perception about the gray ethical area in which Azoulay must maneuver ... and succeeds in making us care about his two-fisted protagonist and her all-too-human vulnerability'
Wall Street Journal
'Gripping and atmospheric'
'I was hooked on the first page ... Yael Azoulay is a feisty, intrepid protagonist whom the reader cheers for every step of the way. I look forward to her adventures in the next of this series'
'An Israeli-born female James Bond... [a] strikingly well-informed, smartly plotted, thriller'
'Yael, a former Israeli agent, is a well-crafted character ... LeBor certainly manages to build in a sense of the power of corruption in big business ... an interesting and thought-provoking novel'
Bestselling Crime Thrillers
'Highly recommended ... rich and fast-paced, but it is his very sure and experienced hand with international politics, dark-side politics, that makes this book as good as it is'
Alan Furst, New York Times bestselling author
'A smart heroine, unexpected twists, and an intriguing setting separate The Washington Stratagem from the pack of international thrillers'
Alex Berenson, New York Times bestselling author of the John Wells series
'A page-turning thriller with a meaty conspiracy theory rooted in historical fact and bristling with warnings'
Adam LeBor is the thriller critic of the Financial Times and a veteran former foreign correspondent who lived in Budapest for many years. He is the author of seven novels and eight non-fiction books, including Hitler's Secret Bankers, which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. He is an editorial trainer and writing coach for numerous publications and organisations and also writes for the Critic and The Times. He lives in London with his family.