The Russian: A Novel (Rob Tacoma #1) (Mass Market)
In New York Times bestselling author Ben Coes' espionage thriller The Russian, America has a brand new hero.
The Russian mafia has virtually taken over the criminal underworld in the U.S. and law enforcement, at every level, has been unable to stem the tide. When a powerful Russian mob family declares war by publicly executing two high-profile American politicians, the message is unmistakable: Opposition will be met with deadly force. With no other viable options, the president creates a clandestine assassination team to take the fight back to the criminals.
“Authentic tradecraft and top-notch action scenes propel the plot.”--Publishers Weekly
The CIA recruits two Tier 1 operators—former Navy SEALs Billy Cosgrove and Rob Tacoma—but, before the team can even begin its mission, Cosgrove is targeted in a fatal attack. Now it’s up to Tacoma to do the impossible: find and kill the hidden mob boss behind Cosgrove’s death, and take on a ruthless enemy with endless resources, zero boundaries, and no mercy.
“A no-rules, no-limits, punch-to-the-gut of a thriller that takes a blowtorch to the competition and will leave readers begging for a follow-up.”--The Real Book Spy
About the Author
BEN COES is the author of the critically acclaimed Power Down and Coup d’Etat. He is a former speechwriter for the George H .W. Bush White House, worked for Boone Pickens, was a fellow at the JFK School of Government at Harvard, a campaign manager for Mitt Romney’s run for governor in 2002, and is currently a partner in a private equity company out of Boston. He lives in Wellesley, Mass.