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The Reluctant Assassin

Lee Jackson


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The cold war is in its twilight hour. But Soviet spymasters have one final plan to defeat America.

"Splendid Damned fine read. A real page-turner." --Joe Galloway, NYT Bestselling Author of We Were Soldiers Once...and Young

After Eduardo "Atcho" Xiquez's daughter is taken hostage by Russian operatives, the former West Point graduate is forced to become a KGB sleeper agent. If he resists, his daughter will be killed.

His handlers have orchestrated Atcho's rise into the elite social circles of Washington DC. There he must navigate a labyrinth of conspiracy and betrayal. Spying for a nation he despises. All the while, secretly working to turn the tables on his KGB masters.

But when the KGB commands him to assassinate a head of state, he is forced to make an impossible choice:

Save his daughter...

Or ignite the next World War.


Perfect for fans of Daniel Silva, W.E.B. Griffin, and Ken Follett.



"Atcho is at his best when he's being Atcho--taking names and kicking ass. Highly enjoyable..." --Kirkus Reviews

"...action-packed, riveting, adrenaline-pumping reading... Superb historical thriller " --Viviane Crystal, Crystal Book Reviews


What readers are saying about LEE JACKSON and THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN:

★★★★★ "A great writer--he can fill Ludlum's shoes "

★★★★★ "Absolutely wonderfully written I highly recommend."

★★★★★ "I was sucked into the evolving plot lines...until I couldn't put this novel down. Get this book "

★★★★★ "WOW I am really glad to add another author to my must-read list of military, spy, techno-thriller genre."

★★★★★ "Excellent book. Well written and great facts woven into an historical fiction setting. The hero, Atcho, is a fascinating character."

Severn River Publishing, 9781951249625, 292pp.

Publication Date: November 19, 2019