THE CHILDREN'S GAME
A frighteningly realistic, fact-based thriller that delves into the secret corners of Vladimir Putin's Russia, exploring the shifting world order and the often murky realm of U.S.-Russia relations. This character-driven novel is also a cautionary tale, a warning about what can happen when a nation's citizens stop paying attention.
But the United States has its own secret weapon: Christopher Niles, a former CIA intelligence officer, who understands Turov's ambitions and capabilities. It falls to him and his small team - composed of his journalist half-brother Jon, a special forces operative he would trust with his life, and Anna Carpenter, a resourceful US senator with deep roots in the intelligence communityto unravel Turov's plot and restore truth to a world spiraling into chaos.
Max Karpov is the nom de plume of James Lilliefors, whose past fiction writing includes two critically acclaimed geopolitical thrillers, The Leviathan Effect and Viral, as well as the Bowers and Hunter Mystery Series.