Lying by the pool under a clear Tuscan sky, Lorenzo Rossi, the former head of the Vatican police, receives a surprise visit from his ex-fiancée, CIA Agent Cathy Doherty. Cathy is concerned about Rossi’s safety.
Three nights ago, a Russian GRU intelligence officer Elena Trusova was critically injured in a vehicle rollover on a remote road leading to Rossi’s olive farm in Siena, Italy.
Rossi assures Cathy the proximity of the accident is pure coincidence, but agrees to investigate after Cathy reveals the Russian was a double agent working for the CIA and probability on her way to see him.
Together they uncover a heinous right-wing plot that, if successful, would lead to nuclear Armageddon.
Can Rossi and Cathy stop a president gone mad or is this the end of the world as we know it?
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
This third novel featuring Rossi and Cathy is an entertaining read. The story is complete and is readable as a standalone. This fast-paced and conspiracy theory orientated spy thriller is pacy. The characters are relatable and draw the reader into their world of danger, deceit and desire.
An easy to follow plot has surprising twists and an impactful ending. Vivid, sensual imagery captures the characters and locations’ vibrancy. The dynamic between Rossi and Cathy is engaging, and their humour and romantic banter make this story resonate.
This is a great series if you enjoy conspiracy thrillers with a good balance of action and humour.
Sean travelled the world for thirty years as a mining company executive, living for many years only a stone’s throw from the Kremlin. No wonder he likes to write political thrillers. He also worked for several years in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where he picked up a taste for Central Asian cuisine and met his wife. Born and raised in Australia, Sean now makes Germany his home.