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The head of Egypt's State Internal Security is brutally murdered in a Cairo cafÉhis assailant a faceless killer known only as "the Palestinian." It is the opening move in a chilling game of terror that has caught the international intelligence community completely off-guard, and the CIA turns to the one man they believe can get to the twisted roots of a looming nightmare shrouded in mystery: a former Company operative code-named Scorpion.
The breakneck hunt for a mastermind is leading Scorpion from the Middle East to the dangerous underworld of the capitals of Europe. With the fate of the free world in the hands of two well- matched adversaries there is no margin for error. But a shocking truth has been kept from the determined manhunter . . . and beauty will blind him to the ultimate betrayal.
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.
“Excellent . . . [Kaplan’s] style matches the best of Ludlum, and then surpasses it.”
-Suspense Magazine on Scorpion Betrayal
“Do this: read the first two pages of Scorpion Betrayal right now. See what I mean? It just gets better from there. Kaplan has written one of the smartest, swiftest and most compelling spy novels I’ve read in years.”
-Harlan Coben, bestselling author of Live Wire
“The nonstop action will keep readers racing through the pages and hoping that Kaplan will put Scorpion back into action as soon as possible.”
“Wow! 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. . . . A textbook example of how to write a great thriller.”
-Katherine Neville, author of The Eight and The Fire