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Special Agent Captain Rake Ozenna watches as a fleet of Russian military helicopters heads straight for his home, a remote Alaskan island with a population of just eighty.
What he doesn’t know yet is why.
Soon, however, he learns that Russia is playing a dangerous political game: in a daring act of provocation, it reclaims the American island as its own. Caught in the crosshairs of sabre-rattling big powers, Rake is determined to save his people and his island, even if it costs him his life.
'Hawksley’s excellent idea is to move the battleground from Eastern Europe to the Arctic north. When a maverick Russian commander decides to occupy a tiny American island in the Bering Strait, there’s only one man who can prevent the situation from escalating into a nuclear war: Rake Ozenna of the elite Eskimo Scouts'
John Williams, Thriller of the Week – Mail on Sunday
'This one keeps you intrigued, ready for the gut punch…authentic settings, non-stop action'
'Knuckle-whitening suspense, bloody violence, dirty tricks, and plenty of surprising twists make this a gripping, can't-put-it-down read'
EMILY MELTON, Booklist
'Hawksley, a foreign correspondent for the BBC, understands the backroom nature of international power and the nagging issue of ordinary folk who just don't recognize what's good for them'
Praise for Humphrey Hawksley:
'High-stakes, high-octane thriller…my kind of book.'
'Humphrey Hawksley is one of only a handful of writers taking the thriller in important new directions'