Yael Azoulay, the U.N. covert negotiator, had to kill or be killed when she went rogue in Geneva. Now back in New York, she is tasked with meeting the man at the dark heart of the American military industrial complex. Yael soon discovers a chilling conspiracy that reaches to Iran...and a dark secret from her past. The endgame is a devastating new war in the Middle East. But the closer she comes to the truth, the more she exposes herself to powerful enemies who neither forgive, nor forget.
"Who knew the United Nations could be so exciting? Murder, intrigue and a beguiling protagonist make The Washington Stratagem a gripping and enticing read."
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“The classic ingredients are all here: a shady lobbying group, a paranoid Pentagon, and a fast-approaching war in the Middle East. Carried off with style and substance.”
"Highly recommended. Adam LeBor's new novel, The Washington Stratagem, is rich and fast-paced, but it is his very sure and experienced hand with international politics, dark-side politics, that make this book as good as it is."
Alan Furst - New York Times bestselling author of Midnight in Europe.