The Cossack and the Cowboy: Two highly trained killers... ex-comrades turned sworn enemies... the hunter and the hunted... on a collision course with each other and with history. Once Taras Arensky and Marcus Jolly had been the best of friends. Now they are to meet again on the moonlit cliffs of Yalta, at the Soviet President's summer retreat. It is the opening move of a duel that will be fought across Europe, enmeshing a beautiful woman and climaxing at an international summit in Potsdam. Duel of Assassins captures a world of shifting loyalties and boundaries, and two unforgettable modern-day warriors who live or die by their own code of honor. "A greyhound of a thriller," in the words of best-selling mystery writer T. Jefferson Parker, "fast, sleek and graceful."