Author: David McCloskey
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Abounding in secrets, divided loyalties and shrewd political commentary, this gripping espionage thriller from the bestselling author of Damascus Station finds two CIA operatives amidst the dark opulence of St Petersburg and beyond attempting to recruit Putin’s private banker.
A daring CIA operation threatens chaos in the Kremlin. Its execution is foiled by a Russian woman with secret loyalties
CIA operatives Sia and Max enter Russia to recruit Vladimir Putin’s moneyman. Sia works for a London firm that conceals the wealth of the super-rich. Max’s family business in Mexico – a CIA front since the 1960s – is a farm that breeds high-end racehorses. They pose as a couple, and their targets are Vadim, Putin’s private banker, and his wife Anna, who is both a banker and an intelligence officer. As they descend further into a Russian world dripping with luxury and rife with gangland violence, Sia and Max’s hope may be Anna, who is playing a game of her own. Careening between the horse ranch and the dark opulence of Saint Petersburg, Moscow X is both a gripping thriller of modern espionage and a daring work of political commentary on the conflict between Washington and Moscow.