A Killing in Moscow

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St. Martin's Press, 1994 - Fiction - 346 pages
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With his legendary suspense and clear-ringing authenticity, Clive Egleton delivers an unputdownable thriller featuring British agent Peter Ashton, who made his winning debut in Hostile Intent.
The cold war is over, businessmen and women from the West throng Moscow, and even the KGB, which once knew all there was to know about life in Russia, has lost control of the criminals who now prey on them.
Ashton goes to Moscow to uncover a new kind of mole, one who steals commercial secrets. And he finds her - only to realize that unless he puts himself at extreme risk, she will die. Breaking all the rules, he sets out to rescue her and her family and take them to safety in England.
What he does not know is how important Elena Andrianova's death is to the renegades who were using her. Breathtaking amounts of money are at stake, and at the center of the conspiracy is a ruthless killer, his talent for the profession honed by the once-powerful KGB. He is determined to kill Elena, and then he will deal with Peter Ashton.
Fast-moving, intricate, and utterly compelling, A Killing in Moscow proves Clive Egleton to be the master of the action thriller.

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A convincing and muscular thriller that needs every sinew to bear its often weighty prose. The murder of an English businessman in one of Moscow's hard- currency hotels draws agent Peter Ashton ... Read full review

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Peter Ashton, a British agent who first surfaced in Hostile Intent (St. Martin's, 1993), is an entrepreneurial agent who thinks for himself. Sent to the Moscow embassy to appraise the local security ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Espionage thriller writer Clive (Frederick William) Egleton was born on November 25, 1927 and died in 2006. Egleton was a Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army and was also involved in intelligence missions in Cyprus, the Persian Gulf, and East Africa. His espionage thrillers include Seven Days to a Killing, A Killing in Moscow and Blood Money. His novel Seven Days to a Killing was filmed as The Black Windmill, starring Michael Caine. Escape to Athena is a novelization of the 1979 movie of the same name. Egleton also wrote under the names of Patrick Blake and John Tarrant.

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