Rules of Betrayal (Jonathan Ransom, Book 3)

By Christopher Reich

The such a lot riveting novel but in Christopher Reich’s New York Times bestselling series—featuring Dr. Jonathan Ransom and his undercover-agent spouse Emma, a deadly lady with a mysterious previous who has long past rogue within the high-stakes, serpentine international of overseas spies.

In 1980, a mystery American B-52 crashes excessive in a distant mountain diversity at the Pakistan–Afghanistan border. approximately thirty years later, and spanning locales from these peaks to ny urban, a bad fact might be printed.

Jonathan Ransom returns because the innovative physician thrown right into a shadowy international of double and triple brokers the place completely nobody may be depended on. to stick alive, Ransom needs to resolve the secret surrounding his wife—an enigmatic and deadly secret agent who performs by means of her personal rules—and become aware of the place her loyalties really lie.

Rules of Betrayal is a masterfully plotted novel that cements Christopher Reich’s recognition as essentially the most famous espionage mystery writers today.

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Why, convinced. ” actually she’d by no means set foot within the Swiss lodge, yet she knew greater than to embarrass him two times. “How were you aware? ” “I have a chum who lives there. a physician. He says the Russians have certainly overrun it. Is that the place you went whereas in your sabbatical? ” Lara sensed whatever amiss. “Excuse me? ” “I suggest in the event you left the FSB. I comprehend you stopped operating for Moscow for a few years. Isn’t that right? ” “You inform me. ” “Rumor is that the FSB dumped you after they ran out of cash again within the nineties. You jumped to the opposite part of the Atlantic and went to paintings for American intelligence as a few form of freelancer. They chucked you out a number of months in the past and also you went operating again to Daddy. ” Lara smiled casually, yet within, her alarm bells have been sounding. This wasn’t a rumor. It was once a full-fledged leak. “I wouldn’t think every thing you listen. ” yet Balfour wasn’t so simply dispose of. “I couldn’t care less,” he defined with exaggerated earnestness. “I equipped my first condominium with funds from the CIA. Even at the present time the director has me on his speed-dial. ‘Balfour,’ he says, ‘Congress won’t let us arm the Waziris. You do it for us. Here’s a payment for twenty million from the black fund. you could double your fee if you are going to buy American. ’ Frankly, I examine myself an honorary agent. No, it’s no longer me who’s focused on even if you labored for the american citizens. ” “Then who's it? ” “My customer. I don’t have to inform you that there's no love misplaced among the prince and Uncle Sam. in reality, he’s confident they’re attempting to kill him. ” The prince was once Crown Prince Rashid al-Zayed, youngest member of the Zayed extended family, rulers of the United Arab Emirates, and mystery financier of all motives Islamic. “The papers pronounced that his inner most jet misplaced an engine,” acknowledged Lara. “That’s universal sufficient. ” “Granted. yet final week a Predator drone ignored him through 5 mins while he used to be vacationing buddies within the tribal parts close to Peshawar. Killed ten of his closest buddies. not anything unintended approximately that. ” “He can be correct, then,” stated Lara. “He’s arming their enemies, in the end. Taliban, Hezbollah, FARC. ” “And how are you aware that? ” “Rumors,” acknowledged Lara. “My boss, common Ivanov, is easily educated, too. final I checked, he wasn’t too partial to the americans both. i'm right in assuming that it was once you who initiated touch with our association at the prince’s behalf? ” Balfour stared into Lara’s eyes for numerous seconds. The smile used to be long gone, as used to be any indication of heat. He was once a hardened legal sizing up a touch and figuring out even if she used to be to be depended on. “And so? ” he acknowledged ultimately, together with his ordinary power. “Is the cargo whole? The prince is adamant that he obtain every little thing. ” “One hundred percentage achievement. All sitting at the tarmac in Tehran watching for the prince’s go-ahead. ” Balfour raised an eyebrow, inspired. Turning his head, he put a decision and spoke in quick Arabic. “The prince asks if nighttime will be all right,” he acknowledged after striking up. either one of them knew it used to be now not a request.

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