‘A first-rate tale, with all the authority of first-hand experience.’ – Luke Jennings, author of the ‘Killing Eve’ series
February 1981. The Cold War is in full swing. Richard Brodick decides to follow in his father’s footsteps and seeks an exciting role in what used to be called the Great Game, only to find that it turns out to be less of an adventure and more brutal betrayal.
What he had thought would be an adventure spying on the Soviets and their Afghan communist allies turns sour when he’s ordered to kill his best friend. Will he betray his country or his friend? Which side will he choose?
“The mystery is why there aren’t more books as good as this. The answer is very few of us have been to places as dark as… John Fullerton has.” Martin Cruz Smith (The Monkey House)