(From the publisher):
Deep in Siberia, the last of the old guard Red Army generals awake to teh crackle of gunfire over the snow. At once he knows it is time to call on Marcus Jolly for the most dangerous mission of his career.
In Washington, Taras Arensky -- one of the most highly trained killers in the world -- is summoned to the White House to take on an extraordinary assignment: protect the Soviet President from assassination.
From the Atlantic to the Urals, the political map of Europe has shifted radically since the days of Gorbachev and perestroika. Soviet President Rybkin is taking a desperate step to insure his nation's place in the European community. And his opponents have marked their bitter trump card: Marcus Jolly, the most vicious killer Spetsnaz ever produced, who will fulfill his duty at any price.
Once, in the hell and chaos of Afghanistan, Marcus Jolly and Taras Arensky were blood comrades: Jolly, an American daredevil and soldier of fortune who made the Soviet Special Forces his home; Arensky, a romantic Slavic youth fascinated by the footloose American. Now on the moonlit cliffs of Yalta, they will begin a duel that will be fought across Europe, enmeshing a beautiful woman, and calling on all the deadly skills and cunning they have acquired over a lifetime...
Original title: Duel of Assassins
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Spy/Espionage
Fiction→ Adventure→ Political Intrigue and Terrorism