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The Last Man in Tehran

The new novel by Mark Henshaw

 

Decorated CIA analyst Mark Henshaw continues the “authentic, compelling, and revealing” (Jason Matthews) Red Cell series following agent Kyra Stryker who must work with retired analyst Jonathan Burke to save the CIA from being torn apart by a conspiracy of moles.

New Red Cell Chief Kyra Stryker has barely settled into the job when an attack on an Israeli port throws the Middle East into chaos. The Mossad — Israel’s feared intelligence service — responds with a campaign of covert sabotage and assassination, determined to protect the homeland. But evidence quickly turns up suggesting that a group of moles inside Langley are helping Mossad wage its covert war.

Convinced that Mossad has heavily penetrated the CIA’s leadership, the FBI launches a counterintelligence investigation that threatens to cripple the Agency, and anyone who questions the official story is suspect. With few officials willing to help for fear of getting accused, Kyra turns to her former mentors — now-retired Red Cell Chief Jonathan Burke and his wife, former CIA Director Kathryn Cooke — to help uncover who is trying to tear the CIA apart from the inside out.


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The Fall of Moscow Station

"Henshaw's narrative is a high-tension page-turner, and his tough-minded, independent, and deadly Kyra Stryker is ready to run with the likes of Reacher or Bourne." — Kirkus  (full review)

 

Mark Henshaw continues the Red Cell series with an “authentic, compelling, and revealing” (Jason Matthews, NYT bestselling author of Red Sparrow and Palace of Treason) thriller following CIA analyst Jonathan Burke and agent Kyra Stryker, as they try to save the CIA’s sources in Russia after a major intelligence breach leaves Moscow Station in ruins.

When a body with Russian military tattoos is found floating in a lake outside Berlin, the CIA immediately takes notice. The body is identified as the director of Russia’s Foundation for Advanced Nuclear Research, who is also a recently recruited CIA asset. The murder coincides with the defection of one of the CIA’s upper-level officers— Alden Maines, the man who pulled wounded case officer Kyra Stryker out of a safe house in Caracas years before. Jaded after years of cleaning up the messes of incompetent political appointees in dangerous foreign posts and now passed up for promotion, Maines has decided to cash in as a double agent for Russia.

But while Maines dreams of off-shore bank accounts and a new secret life, Major General Arkady Lavrov, director of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) has other plans. He announces Maines’ defection to the world and pumps him for every last ounce of intel, including the names of every agent in the CIA’s Moscow Station and their assets working in the Kremlin. But why would Lavrov burn an asset whose intel and access could pay dividends for years to come?

Traveling from Langley to Berlin and finally to Moscow— working black without backup—analysts Jonathan Burke and Kyra Stryker are up against their most formidable enemy yet, and their lives and the fate of America’s most important assets in the New Cold War hang in the balance.

The Fall of Moscow Station is “a real-life thriller...It’s happening now, and Henshaw delivers with a bang” (Jason Matthews).


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