EXPEDITER, THE by David Hagberg - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by David Hagberg.
Late one balmy summer evening in Pyongyang, an important Chinese
intelligence general on his way to a secret meeting with Kim Jon-Il is
assassinated in plain sight of a surveillance camera. The two shooters
are wearing the uniforms of North Korean police officers.
Jong-Il denies any knowledge of the shooting, but the Chinese do not
believe him. As they prepare to attack, Jong-Il promises to unleash his
nuclear weapons on downtown Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo, plunging the
entire region into nuclear war.
Kirk McGarvey, just off a
difficult assignment that took him to Mexico City, has returned to his
visiting professorship at the University of South Florida. A colonel in
North Korea's intelligence service shows up in person, asking McGarvey
to prove that North Korea did not authorize the hit.
the most extraordinary request McGarvey has ever received. He enters a
dangerous international shadow world where almost nothing is as it
seems. The puzzles lead him to a mysterious Russian ex-KGB
multimillionaire whose specialty is expediting assassins for hire, to
Pyongyang where he finds the wedge to open up a far-reaching plot so
monstrous the entire world could go up into flames, and finally back to
the one nation that potentially has the most to gain by such a war.
And the most to lose . . .