Brian Freemantle: Triple Cross
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Their investigation reaches right into the seat of the U.S. government, when the FBI agent nephew of the House Speaker is blown up in a car bombing. And it becomes very personal indeed when it's proved the Russian capo di tutti i capi was responsible for the murder of Danilov's lover.
But before they can begin to solve the crimes, Danilov and Cowley have to get themselves together-their good cop, bad cop command of a multinational investigation team risks disastrous failure when Danilov decides upon personal, murderous retribution for his lover's death. Cowley, himself threatened by the exposure of his near alcoholism and with his career on the line, has no choice but to cross his partner and friend and prevent the Russian's professional suicide.
With Triple Cross, Brian Freemantle proves again his mastery of international intrigue and thrills. With double cross after double cross, the mobs stay contemptuously ahead of a pursuit that ventures from America to Moscow to Rome. But will Danilov and Cowley be able to surmount their personal demons and bring the mobsters to justice? They're on the verge of bringing down international crime when Danilov, both in and out of control, springs the Triple Cross.
Brian Freemantle: Triple Cross. Thomas Dunne Books; ISBN: 0312315511 (March, 2004), 320 p., $24.95