By Mark Burnell
Stephanie Patrick is again, in a brilliantly edgy tale approximately humans stuck within the turbulence of terrorism -- from the writer of The Rhythm Section.After the tragic lack of her relations, Stephanie Patrick used to be lured into the intelligence global, the place she was once reworked into the scary murderer Petra Reuter. Eighteen months later, she disappeared. Now, she's residing a quiet, peaceable existence, below an assumed id, in an idyllic village in southern France. yet escaping her erstwhile supplier proves to be more straightforward stated than performed. His reappearance threatens to break every little thing she has created for herself, yet he comes with a deal that gives a slim strand of desire: if she consents to at least one final project, she will be able to then stroll away for good.The goal is Koba, the alias utilized by a Russian felony with pursuits stretching from the Urals to America's East Coast. he is a guy with influential connections to former participants of the KGB and the Soviet pink military yet his actual id is still a secret.Stephanie is plunged again into the shadowy underworld the place foreign crime and terrorism meet. Her skill to modify personae is what retains her alive from each day yet it is a fragile expertise that regularly threatens to undermine her. Her look for Koba leads her from big apple via Europe to Moscow. but regardless of the violence and corruption she encounters, Stephanie discovers the only factor she hadn't anticipated: precise love.His identify is Konstantin Komarov. He should be both a businessman or a criminal,depending on one's viewpoint. The FBI calls him the Don from the Don. He exists on the center of a monetary empire created through the Russian crime pandemic. Like Stephanie, Konstantin is a chameleon, continually adapting to altering environments. he is a guy as cozy in big apple as he will be in Moscow or Magadan.But among Stephanie and Komarov lies Koba, an outdated alias overlaying a brand new international probability. In a global the place belief is weak point, honesty is naïveté, and the place brutality is regimen, may falling in love be the best chance of all?
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Nor did any of the issues surrounding my profession. I didn’t worry about morality. I worried about efficiency. I didn’t worry about the target. If I was offered the contract, he or she was already dead because if I didn’t accept the work, somebody else would. When I looked through a telescopic sight, or into the eyes of the victim, I never saw a person. I never thought about the money, either; that came later. Instead, I was always thinking . . would any of the others have done this better than me?
Alexander looked bored. ” “You have no right to expect any leniency from me, you know. You belonged to Magenta House. You still do. The last four years count for nothing. ” Alexander continued as though he hadn’t heard her. “Afterward . . well, you’ll be free. You won’t have to see me again. ” “Stephanie . ” “You don’t understand. ” “I mean, I can’t. ” “We’ve all changed. Some of us more than others. But no one changes quite like you. Changing is what you do best, Stephanie. And once you’ve changed into Petra Reuter and taken care of business, you’ll be free to change back into who you are now.
Definitely a man’s flat, Stephanie decided, but a real man? There were some framed snapshots on the mantelpiece above the Victorian fireplace. She picked one up; a shot of a pretty girl with long, light brown hair. She was smiling. Stephanie turned it over, released the clip and opened the back. The cozy family photo had been culled from a glossy brochure. She examined the paperbacks. Not a single crease along a single spine. Stephanie recognized the signs; the clumsy, artificial human touches 34 MARK BURNELL that only served to underline the place’s cold sterility.