The Moscow Whisper
(Sean Richardson #3)
by Michael Jenkins
Thursday 23rd to Wednesday 29th
‘Sometimes you have to enter the death zone to save the innocent.’
A top-secret clique of former spies meet for dinner to hatch a plan to murder a competitor, not knowing that they are under surveillance from a covert arm of British Intelligence. Hours later, with bodies strewn across a terrace, a piece of secret intelligence reveals an international plot of colossal magnitude.
For disgraced agent Sean Richardson, this is the beginning of a deniable mission to infiltrate and disrupt a group of Russian mercenaries who are working clandestinely to take over a nation state.
Acting covertly as an illicit arms trafficker, Sean is dropped into a deadly cauldron of terrorism and high-tech weaponry that will take a nation down. As the bullets fly and the chaos rains in, can Sean take down the merchants of death…or has he finally met his match?
This is the third Sean Richardson novel, and it ties in well with its predecessors. While this series is not to my usual tastes,it has definitely changed how I see spy thrillers. I can’t deny the dizzying twists that kept me asking “What’s next?”.
The Moscow Whisper contains all the elements of a great spy novel. There is Sean, a smart and capable team leader who has some humanizing flaws: Yelana, the talented singer whose father is a member of the Russian GRU, Natalie Merritt, the former lover of Sean’s and Russian spy who is now out for revenge against Sean and his handler Jack; not to mention the convoluted inner workings of French, American and British counter-intelligence.There are good guys, bad guys, politics, spycraft and greed.
- Title: The Moscow Whisper
- Author: Michael Jenkins
- Publisher: Failsafe Thrillers
- Released: June 7th, 2020
- Language: English
- Format: Ebook
- Pages: 272 pages
About the Author:
I started climbing at 13, survived being lost in Snowdonia at 14, nearly drowned at 15, and then joined the Army at 16. Risk and adventure was built into my DNA and I feel very fortunate to have served the majority of my working career as an intelligence officer within Defense Intelligence, and as an explosive ordnance disposal officer and military surveyor within the Corps of Royal Engineers.
I was privileged to serve for twenty-eight years in the British Army as a soldier and officer, rising through the ranks to complete my service as a major. I served across the globe on numerous military operations as well as extensive travel and adventure on many major mountaineering and exploration expeditions that I led or was involved in.
I was awarded the Geographic Medal by the Royal Geographical Society for mountain exploration in 2003 and served on the screening committee of the Mount Everest Foundation charity for many years. It was humbling after so many years of service when I was awarded the MBE for services to counter-terrorism in 2007.