Putin's Gambit

Putin's Gambit

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From TV broadcaster Lou Dobbs and award-winning author James O. Born comes Putin's Gambit, an international financial thriller about a KGB plot to use a series of terrorist attacks as cover for a Russian military incursion into Estonia.

Adjusting to civilian life has not been easy for former Marine Derek Walsh. As he navigates a brutal job on Wall Street and a challenging romance, he wonders if he could be doing more with his life. When an inexplicable $200 million dollar money transfer is made on his computer, he is thrust into the world of international terror, and the global economy is knocked off its hinges.

On the other side of the Atlantic, a dangerous alliance has formed. Radical Islamists and Russian extremists have set the wheels in motion for Russia to assert its power in Europe. The US President has proven to be weak on foreign policy, the military is stretched too thin, and Vladimir Putin judges this to be the time for Russia to regain its Soviet Empire. Troops mass on the Estonian border, waiting for the order to move.

The FBI believes Walsh was involved in the money transfer, and a group of Russians are intent on killing him. As New Yorkers are outraged upon learning of the illegal money transfer, and the world economy crashes after a series of terrorist attacks, Walsh and his Marine buddies are the only ones that can keep the world from spinning off its axis.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 163 x 241 x 28mm | 544g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765376520
  • 9780765376527
  • 1,905,185

Review quote

"Delving deep past today's headlines, Lou Dobbs and James O. Borncraft a captivating tale that's at once thrilling and chilling."
--W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV, New York Times bestselling authors of the Clandestine Operations series

"A thrill-packed and lightning-paced powerhouse of a novel based around a Kremlin plot to retake lost territory by partnering with Islamic terrorists. Former Marine and now a Wall Street "financial grunt," Derek Walsh is an utterly authentic hero, and his fascinating collection of friends, all combat vets like Walsh himself, help propel the action forward at a breakneck pace. Putin's Gambit is a fun ride that also paints a plausible and timely scenario that I just hope remains a work of fiction, and does not instead show up as fact in tomorrow's news!"
--Mark Greaney, New York Times bestselling author of Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance and Gunmetal Gray

"An engaging, knowing thriller of the first rank. Written with deep knowledge of global security issues and the world's precarious financial system--and with a timely grasp of Vladimir Putin--this is a novel worth moving to the top of your reading list. A stand-out!"
--Ralph Peters, New York Times bestselling author of The Damned of Petersburg

"Riveting, powerful, thoroughly enjoyable."
--Col. David Hunt, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Without Mercy and Fox News Military Commentator
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About Lou Dobbs

LOU DOBBS, the host of Fox Business News' Lou Dobbs Tonight, is a legendary broadcaster, bestselling author, and one of the most respected and insightful voices on politics, economics, society, and business.

JAMES O. BORN is an award-winning author who has published articles on history and Florida. He is a former U.S. Drug Enforcement Agent and is currently a Special Agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
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74 ratings
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4 35% (26)
3 14% (10)
2 7% (5)
1 4% (3)
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