Collateral by Brian Andrews,Jeffrey Wilson (Tier One #6)
English | 2020 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 3.0 MB
Brian Andrews & Jeffrey Wilson, the co-author team behind the TIER ONE covert ops series and the Nick Foley thriller series, penned under the pseudonym Alex Ryan
IT’S TIME TO PUNCH BACK…
After a surprise assault on Task Force Ember’s secret compound in Virginia by Russian covert operators, John Dempsey and his teammates are mourning their dead and trying to put the pieces back together. But in the ever-evolving world of shadow warfare, there is no respite for heroes or victims. Russian spymaster Arkady Zhukov, the mind behind the attack on Ember, has a new and devastating agenda–directing false flag operations to destabilize Ukraine and enable Russia to seize control of the Black Sea.
The American President designates Arkady and his Zetas a clear and present danger to the United States. Dempsey and his team are tasked to systematically eliminate each and every Zeta agent around the globe. But when American and Russian covert operations collide in Kiev, the “new Cold War” goes from a simmer to a boil. Escalation ensues, bringing America and her allies to the brink of world war. Unless Dempsey and Task Force Ember can derail Russia’s secret plans, the collateral damage could bring the world to its knees.
John Dempsey ducked just before the bottle flying at him could slam into his temple. It sailed over his head instead and smashed into a life-sized ceramic English bulldog positioned just inside the pub’s entrance. The bottle, and the bulldog, shattered into a million comingled pieces. The barmaid behind the counter released an eardrum-piercing shriek—full of outrage and anguish at the loss of what must have been the pub’s mascot.
“Get ooooout!” she screamed. “All of you brigands!”
Nobody listened . . . except for the man Dempsey was there to kill. The Russian operative darted out the pub’s double doors, running like a man on fire.
“The target has just left the building,” said a professorial voice through the wireless microtransmitter stuffed deep in Dempsey’s right ear canal. The voice belonged to Task Force Ember’s Signals Chief and Acting Director, Ian Baldwin, located in a Tactical Operations Center five time zones away.
“I know,” Dempsey—a former Navy SEAL turned American assassin—said as he blocked a punch from a burly middle-aged local with his forearm. He was about to drive a hook into the guy’s jaw but decided the poor bloke didn’t deserve to spend the next six weeks drinking all his meals through a straw. So instead, he sent the tough-guy wannabe flying backward and onto his ass with a two-handed shove. He whirled toward the exit to pursue his quarry, only to find another angry brawler blocking his path.
“Dude, where are you?” said another voice, this one belonging to former SEAL and combat surgeon Dan Munn, who was also sitting in the TOC in Florida. “He’s getting away.”