Two wars, two secrets, one man...A brilliant global conspiracy thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling master storyteller.
1940. American Stephen Metcalfe is a minor asset in the US secret intelligence forces in Europe. Through a wild twist of fate, he must instigate a bold plan that may be the only hope for what remains of the free world. He must travel to wartime Moscow to find, and possibly betray, a former lover...
1991. The Communist empire is on the verge of oblivion, and a coup is being planned by a powerful new cabal. Stephen Metcalfe, now a retired ambassador, must return to Moscow and finally reveal a secret that has haunted him since the fall of Berlin...a secret that might just avert a global cataclysm.
Robert Ludlum launched his career as a bestselling writer with THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE in 1971, the first of a string of international bestsellers. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print and they have been translated in 32 languages.