Scorpion Winter

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In the frozen wastes of Siberia, a silver artifact is stolen from a dead man . . . In the Middle East, the carefully planned strike on a terrorist leader goes disastrously wrong . . . Two seemingly unrelated incidents have placed the former CIA covert operative-turned-freelance spy, code-named Scorpion, in a desperate position: joining forces with a beautiful woman to prevent the assassination of a powerful Ukrainian politician.

But treachery breeds terror in the long shadow of ...

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Overview

In the frozen wastes of Siberia, a silver artifact is stolen from a dead man . . . In the Middle East, the carefully planned strike on a terrorist leader goes disastrously wrong . . . Two seemingly unrelated incidents have placed the former CIA covert operative-turned-freelance spy, code-named Scorpion, in a desperate position: joining forces with a beautiful woman to prevent the assassination of a powerful Ukrainian politician.

But treachery breeds terror in the long shadow of a dangerous Russia, as Scorpion finds himself caught in a lethal trap sprung by an unknown enemy—perhaps someone on his own side of the game. And now time is ticking rapidly away with the whole world balancing on a knife's edge, just days from the opening salvos of a catastrophic war that could leave the earth itself in ruins.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Kaplan’s intricate third thriller featuring the ex-CIA agent code-named Scorpion (after Scorpion Betrayal), Ukrainian businessman Vadim Akhnetzov wants to hire Scorpion to prevent the assassination of one of the two candidates running for president of Ukraine. The death of either candidate could result in a war with Russia that could escalate into an international conflict involving Europe and the U.S. Scorpion, who agrees after negotiating a hefty fee, soon finds himself in Ukraine teamed with a stunningly beautiful political adviser, Iryna Mikhailivna Shevchenko. Many people die as Scorpion and Iryna try to prevent war, more than a few at Scorpion’s hand, while tangling with several national secret police agencies, the regular police, the Ukrainian mafia, and the CIA. Scorpion learns, once again, there are no friends in the spy business and that life—one’s own and those of your enemies—exists on a knife-edge of deceit. Agent: Dominick Abel, Dominick Abel Literary Agency. (July)
Suspense Magazine
“I was ready for a thrill ride and I wasn’t disappointed. Kaplan delivers. I definitely want more Kaplan.”
FreshFiction.com
“With rapid-fire narrative and a complex plot, Andrew Kaplan gives readers a truly intriguing and engaging spy thriller.”
Examiner.com
“Full of action and suspense. Scorpion Winter is the latest entry in author Andrew Kaplan’s series, and it’s a good one. . . . a great read, a great spy, a great character.”
Suspense Magazine on Scorpion Winter
“I was ready for a thrill ride and I wasn’t disappointed. Kaplan delivers. I definitely want more Kaplan.”
FreshFiction.com on Scorpion Winter
“With rapid-fire narrative and a complex plot, Andrew Kaplan gives readers a truly intriguing and engaging spy thriller.”
Examiner.com on Scorpion Winter
“Full of action and suspense. Scorpion Winter is the latest entry in author Andrew Kaplan’s series, and it’s a good one. . . . a great read, a great spy, a great character.”
Harlan Coben
“Kaplan has written one of the smartest, swiftest and most compelling spy novels I’ve read in years.”
David Morrell
“Andrew Kaplan represents a gold standard for thriller writing.”
Katherine Neville
“Delivers more heart-thumping twists and turns, beliefs and betrayals, than The Day of the Jackal and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold rolled into one.
Brian Garfield
“A highly suspenseful page-turner. . . . I hate to use the cliché, but it’s true: I couldn’t put it down!”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062063786
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 348,762
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Kaplan is the author of the bestselling spy thrillers Scorpion Betrayal, Scorpion Winter, and Scorpion Deception. His books have been called "a gold standard for thriller writing" and have been translated into twenty languages. This is his first Homeland novel.

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  • Posted August 12, 2012

    The Scorpion series, already one of the best, if not the best, s

    The Scorpion series, already one of the best, if not the best, spy thriller series just keeps getting better and better. "Scorpion Winter" the latest outing of Kaplan's ex-CIA agent spy is brilliant. From its opening in a Siberian prison to a CIA mission in Yemen to Scorpion's attempt to stop an assassination in Ukraine, the action and suspense are nonstop. I could not put "Scorpion Winter" down. The chapters in Chernobyl are among the most eerie and chilling thriller scenes I have ever read. It's also more than a thriller, dealing with choices that every key character including Scorpion is forced to make and in the process, these choices force them to confront who they really are. And the ending is a shocker, a complete surprise yet totally logical. Awesome!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Loved it

    I really like this series and couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Good book

    Enjoyed it. Give it a try.

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