Published By Thomas & Mercer
Publish Date: September 22, 2020
The Last Agent (Charles Jenkins Book 2)
An American operative in Russia is on the run for his life in a thriller of heart-stopping betrayal and international intrigue by the New York Times bestselling author of The Eighth Sister.
Betrayed by his own country and tried for treason, former spy Charles Jenkins survived an undercover Russian operation gone wrong. Exonerated, bitter, and safe, the retired family man is through with duplicitous spy games. Then he learns of a woman isolated in Moscow’s notorious Lefortovo Prison.
If it’s Paulina Ponomayova, the agent who sacrificed her life to save his, Jenkins can’t leave her behind. But there’s no guarantee it’s her. Or proof Paulina is still alive. To find out, Jenkins must return to Russia. Next move: blackmail Viktor Federov, a former Russian officer with his own ax to grind, into helping him infiltrate Lefortovo. The enemy who once pursued Jenkins across three continents is now the only man Jenkins can trust.
Every step of the way—from Moscow to Scandinavia to the open ocean—they’re hunted by a brutal Russian agent on a killer quest of his own. Out of loyalty to Paulina—dead or alive—Jenkins is putting everyone’s life on the line for a new mission that could be his last.
“In bestseller Dugoni’s fast and furious sequel to 2019’s The Eighth Sister…Dugoni writes with such immediacy that readers will feel as if they’re standing alongside Jenkins as he contemplates his next death-defying move. Fans of espionage fiction are in for a high-octane thrill ride.”
“If you love international intrigue and spy thrillers, this heart-stopper is a must-read!”
“If you’re searching for a great international spy thriller, look no further. Stuffed with more action and espionage than most writers can cram into two books, Robert Dugoni’s The Last Agent is fast, unflinching, and absolutely fantastic.”
—The Real Book Spy
“With well-written characters, fantastic plot, surprises every time you think you know what is coming and moments that will have your heart racing as if you’re the one in danger, you really can’t go wrong with the Charles Jenkins series.”
—Looking Glass Reads
“The thriller equivalent of a Matryoshka nesting doll: an outer layer of geopolitics; a deeper layer of intricate spycraft; and at its center, an unlikely alliance to save a brave Russian asset from the worst fate imaginable.”
—Barry Eisler, New York Times bestselling author
“Fast paced and mesmerizing from start to finish. Dugoni flawlessly executes one of the best spy novels I’ve read in years. The Last Agent grabs you and doesn’t let go—one twist and turn after the other had me tearing through the pages.”
—Steven Konkoly, USA Today bestselling author
“Except … this is a Dugoni thriller, and the best-selling author is a master of plot twists and turns. [The Last Agent] is no exception.”