Pub Date 09 Apr 2019
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North Korea’s deadliest weapon is sleeper agent Song Sun Young. Married with children and living the good life in New York City, she has waited seven years to activate the mission she was trained to do: infiltrate America’s financial infrastructure. She prays the call from her handlers will never come, because she loves her husband and kids and affluent New York lifestyle.
But the call does come. During volatile negotiations between the White House and Pyongyang, Song is hurled back into a reality she had hoped to leave behind forever.
Unbeknownst to her, the CIA has already broken her cover. Working with “retired” Israeli operative Dalia Artzi, they track the Korean agent as she relentlessly executes her mission. Langley is pulling strings behind the scenes, confident of its advantage in this high-stakes game—until an unforeseen wild card from within its very ranks hijacks the operation for an unthinkable purpose.
Dalia realizes that Song has been the unwitting catalyst for the disaster now unfolding, and that she alone can stop it from engulfing the world.
A Note From the Publisher
“No one is writing breathless spy action as well as John Altman. It’s crisp, it’s punchy, it’s elegant. And the women aren’t decorative doormats or degraded corpses; they’re at the center of the whirring, twisting, pulsing action. And they kill it!”
-Leslie Silbert, internationally bestselling author of The Intelligencer, praise for The Korean Woman
“If there are thriller writers better than this, I’d like to know who they are.”
-Jack Higgins, New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author
“With complex characters possessed of hard edges, this intelligent and delectable story is sophisticated, razor-sharp, and definitely one for your keeper shelf.”
-Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author, on False Flag
“There’s plenty of action and intrigue to keep anyone who enjoys a good thriller turning the pages.”
-Chicago Jewish Star, on False Flag
“A compelling thriller awash in the ambiguity of international politics, and it pairs nicely with Alex Berenson’s similar Twelve Days.”
-Booklist, on False Flag