A gripping thriller in the Clancy style which leaves you thirsty for the next chapter.
In London and Athens, plans are being finalized to stage a military coup on the biggest holiday of the year in Greece.
And in northern Greece a unit of a mercenary army led by the CEO of Black Hawke, hired by the Greek Prime Minister, is destroying American installations.
The heads of government of Greece, Russia and Germany join together in a conspiracy to take the oil and gas assets under the Aegean Sea for themselves, precipitating a potential war with Turkey and the breakup of the European Union.
A Russian agent attached to their embassy in Washington and the beautiful Russian deputy finance minister seduces Laura Foot, an analyst in the Balkans section of the CIA, into an affair.
What is Gladio?
Gladio is a code name taken from the Italian word - Gladius - a type of short Roman sword - for a clandestine NATO ‘stay-behind’ operation in Italy after the war. It was set up to continue anti-communist resistance in the event of a Warsaw Pact invasion. ‘Operation Gladio’ as it became known was used as an informal name for all stay-behind paramilitary organizations in Europe, whether CIA, MI6, or BND backed. When Greece joined NATO (in 1952, the country's Special Forces, the LOK (Lochoi Oreinon Katadromon, or ‘Mountain Raiders’) were merged into the European stay-behind network. This network stayed in place until just before Greece joined the Eurozone at the turn of the millennium.’
Alex Kalfas who's being blackmailed by the Prime Minister of Greece into accepting the job of finance minister, gets help from Gitta Lehrer, a sexy Stazi double agent, a Mossad agent, and the CIA, in a race against time to try and stop the governments of Greece, Germany, and Russia from succeeding in their devilish plans.
However, the CEO of Black Hawke has ideas of his own……If you love Clancy, Patterson, or Baldacci this is a must-read!