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A Russian assassin is operating on the streets of London.
Emily Stearn – smart, headstrong, blessed with a photographic memory and niece of a former spy – has recently joined British Intelligence. She is a trainee. Watching, listening, analysing. Nothing too dangerous. Until she witnesses a colleague gunned down amid a routine surveillance mission.
Emily is convinced the masked killer is a woman. But the department concludes the killing bears the hallmarks of Andrei Reblov, codename Tinman. Reblov is suspected of working through a hit list of defence chiefs in revenge for European nations supplying Ukraine with weapons following Russia’s invasion.
Yet something doesn’t add up. Questions need to be answered.
Emily tracks Reblov across Europe, linking him to deaths in Rome, Berlin and Brussels. Now she’s sure he is heading for Paris, where the British prime minister is meeting European leaders in Versailles’ historic Hall of Mirrors.
As a special ops squad is assembled, led by veteran terror hunter Jack Easton, a vital clue to the London shooting drags Emily out of the office and into the field where not everything is what it seems.
Easton’s attempt to foil Reblov’s most daring assassination leads to a encounter aboard the last train to Paris. With the fate of Europe’s leaders at stake, neither man is prepared to back down.
Other books by Frank Malley
The 13th Assassin
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