Harper, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780062064585, 464pp.
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
The head of Egypt's State Internal Security is brutally murdered in a Cairo cafe--his assailant a faceless killer known only as "the Palestinian." It is the opening move in a chilling game of terror that has caught the international intelligence community completely off-guard, and the CIA turns to the one man they believe can get to the twisted roots of a looming nightmare shrouded in mystery: a former Company operative code-named Scorpion.
The breakneck hunt for a mastermind is leading Scorpion from the Middle East to the dangerous underworld of the capitals of Europe. With the fate of the free world in the hands of two well- matched adversaries there is no margin for error. But a shocking truth has been kept from the determined manhunter . . . and beauty will blind him to the ultimate betrayal.
“Excellent . . . [Kaplan’s] style matches the best of Ludlum, and then surpasses it.”
-Suspense Magazine on Scorpion Betrayal
“Do this: read the first two pages of Scorpion Betrayal right now. See what I mean? It just gets better from there. Kaplan has written one of the smartest, swiftest and most compelling spy novels I’ve read in years.”
-Harlan Coben, bestselling author of Live Wire
“The nonstop action will keep readers racing through the pages and hoping that Kaplan will put Scorpion back into action as soon as possible.”
“Wow! More heart-thumping twists and turns, beliefs and betrayals, than The Day of the Jackal and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold rolled into one. . . . A textbook example of how to write a great thriller.”
-Katherine Neville, author of The Eight and The Fire