By Brian Haig
Grand Central Publishing, Hardcover, 9780446195591, 464pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2009
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New York Times bestselling author Brian Haig delivers his a thriller inspired by a true story about one man running between two countries, trying desperately to escape his past.
In 1987, Alex Konevitch was thrown out of Moscow University for "indulging his entrepreneurial spirit." But by 1991, he was worth $300 million. On track to become Russia's wealthiest man, he makes one critical mistake: he hires the former deputy director of the KGB to handle his corporate security. And then his world begins to fall apart. Kidnapped, beaten, and forced to relinquish his business and his fortune, Alex and his wife escape to the United States, only to be accused by his own government of stealing millions from his business. With a mob contract out on his life and the FBI hot on his trail, Alex is a desperate man without a country-facing the ultimate sacrifice for the chance to build a new life for himself and his family.
"A sizzling thriller...the mouthy lawyer with the susceptible heart is as good as the genre offers."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on THE PRESIDENT'S ASSASSIN
"Enormously exciting, timely, and entertaining."
-Library Journal on PRIVATE SECTOR
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"Brian Haig is John Grisham in an Army uniform."
-Jack Higgins, author of THE BORMANN TESTAMENT
"A must-read thriller writer . . . a star."
-John Sanford, author of DEAD WITCH
"A remarkable writer . . . Haig combines a nice mix of wit and wisdom."
-Nelson DeMille, author of WILD FIRE
"A maestro of pacing."
-Vince Flynn, author of ACT OF TREASON
"Haig keeps the action and wisecracks coming fast . . . He has a natural narrative gift."