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Summary

From the world-renowned, bestselling author of The Day of the Jackal and The Fox

'A cunningly constructed action thriller . . . the story is terrifying and timely and grips you to the end' Daily Telegraph

It is 1999 and Russia is on the edge of total implosion.

Social and moral order has collapsed. The only rule is imposed by mafia-like criminal gangs. And a visionary patriot whose voice rises above it all: Igor Komarov.

It is in to this world that former CIA agent Jason Monk is plunged. Drawn out of retirement by the CIA's desperate bid to halt Komarov's meteoric rise, he must slip back in to Russia undetected and carry out a covert mission that the world depends on. With Komarov set to win the next election, Monk discovers a secret document that is smuggled in to the British Embassy in Moscow. Named The Black Manifesto, it reveals Komarov's horrifying and deadly secret agenda.

With many Western leaders persuaded that Komraov can lead his country into a new age, and the election looming, time is running out . . .

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  • 'A 100% copper-bottomed, no quibble guarantee of enjoyment. He is brilliant at suspense. The excitement and danger are desperately well done'
    Daily Mail

About the author

Frederick Forsyth

Former RAF pilot and investigative journalist, Frederick Forsyth defined the modern thriller when he wrote The Day of The Jackal, described by Lee Child as ‘the book that broke the mould’, with its lightning-paced storytelling, effortlessly cool reality and unique insider information. Since then he has written twelve novels which have been bestsellers around the world: The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fourth Protocol, The Negotiator, The Deceiver, The Fist of God, Icon, Avenger, The Afghan, The Cobra and, most recently, The Kill List. He lives in Buckinghamshire, England.
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