October, 1969: Moscow. Paul Dark is a broken man with nothing for company but the ghosts of his past when he is woken in the early hours and taken to a secret location. There, he discovers that the Soviets believe they are about to face a nuclear attack by the West – and are planning to strike first as a result. Dark realizes at once that the truth of the matter involves the final days of the Second World War, and the final mission he undertook as a loyal British agent.
Now the fate of the entire world rests on the shoulders of one man: a traitor long past his best, who is soon the subject of a massive man-hunt in one of the most repressive regimes in history. Dark needs to make it to a small island in the Baltic before it’s too late – and the clock is ticking.
"The Moscow Option is a terrific helter skelter thrill ride... The action surges from set piece to set piece... to my mind, it’s at least as good as the first book in the series, Free Agent, and in some respects is even better." - Existential Ennui