From an acclaimed thriller writer (Duel of Assassins, Orinoco, The Running Boy) comes an action-adventure tale Clive Cussler called "as exciting as you'll want to read." A terrorist crisis explodes in Istanbul. Fanatical Kurdish freedom fighters have seized a three-masted movie ship right on the Bosphorus. A worldwide media storm ensues. The film's glamorous leading lady contrives to swap herself for the hostages. Authorities are aghast, counter-terrorist forces assemble, and a young American diplomat, insulted by the fiery actress during delicate negotiations, vows to risk everything to become her unlikely rescuer. The N.Y. Times Book Review has called Lair of the Fox "a can't-put-down book."