In Switzerland, a brutally efficient hit squad storms the U.S. embassy, stealing classified files and leaving no witnesses alive. Under intense political pressure to find those behind the attack--with Congressional leaders demanding military action--the CIA turns to the deadliest agent they know: Scorpion. But Scorpion is unwilling to get involved . . . until he learns his name is at the top of one of the stolen lists.What Scorpion uncovers sends the CIA scrambling: evidence linking the attack to an unknown Iranian power broker known as the Gardener. Scorpion follows the trail to Zurich and Barcelona, where he meets his match in Scale, an agent as lethal as the viper that is his namesake. A deadly dance of deception ensues, bringing Scorpion into Tehran's inner circle, but not even the political elite know who the Gardener is--or what his next move might be.
About the Author
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.