The ex-CIA, freelancing agent named Scorpion has withdrawn to his hideaway-an idyllic farmhouse on the island of Sardinia, the only place on earth where he believes he can find complete anonymity. A place he believes no employer, not the CIA, not MI6, not even his enemies (and there are many), can find him. Then someone steps off a Russian yacht and leaves a message for him at the local harbor. And that message, a request for a meeting, is irresistible bait. Scorpion goes to Russia and steps on a hornet’s nest of political intrigue and murder in this electrifying espionage thriller in the Ludlum and Silva vein.