Moscow X

David McCloskey


The most authentic depiction of CIA deep cover operations you’ll find in print’ – John Sipher, Former CIA Senior Operations Officer


Crime & thriller > Fiction

ISBN: 9781800752894

Published January 2024



A daring CIA operation threatens chaos in the Kremlin.

But can Langley trust the Russian at its center?

CIA operatives Sia and Max enter Russia to recruit Vladimir Putin’s moneyman.

Sia works for a London firm that conceals the wealth of the super-rich.

Max’s family business in Mexico, a CIA front since the 1960s, is a farm that breeds high-end racehorses.

They pose as a couple, and their targets are Vadim, Putin’s private banker, and his wife Anna, who is both a banker and an intelligence officer herself.

A terrific read, cementing McCloskey in my mind as the best spy fiction writer since le Carre’ – Nicholas Kristof, New York Times

Spellbinding…an electrifying read. I could not put it down’ – Clarissa Ward, CNN Chief International Correspondent

Brilliantly captures the nuances of field work in hostile environments, the thrill and terror that grip ever intelligence officer when they are in the belly of the beast’ – Marc E. Polymeropoulos, Former CIA Senior Operations Officer and author of Clarity in Crisis



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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 25 × 17 × 8 cm