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The Russian

The Russian

A Novel

Rob Tacoma (Volume 1)

Ben Coes

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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

CHAPTER 1

Saint-Tropez

France

Three Days Ago

Tacoma took the RISCON Gulfstream G150 across the ocean and landed in Nice at 4 P.M. local time. He rented, with an anonymous Mastercard, a Ducati...

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Ben Coes

BEN COES is the New York Times bestselling author of international espionage thrillers, including Independence Day, First Strike, and Trap the Devil. Before writing his first novel, Power Down, he worked at the White House under two presidents and was a Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He lives with his wife and four children in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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