The threat of war hangs over the post-Cold War world.
Death was agonising, yet mercifully quick, for a collector of dog corpses.
The Russian barely had time to react as the poison invaded his body and he became the first victim of a terrifying biological weapon known as RD-74…
A politically divided Russia is dominated by the ruthless Mafia barons who deal in drugs, weapons and protection, backed by a sophisticated new technology that threatens to make their power limitless.
Now they have control of a new breed of genetically engineered plague weapons, more effective and infinitely cheaper to make than a nuclear bomb — and they are open to the highest bidder.
As events begin to escalate out of control only one man can stop them…
David Nash of MI6 knows his way around the secretive intelligence worlds of Russia, America and Britain.
Steeled by past tragedy, Nash hardwires his human survival instincts to an electronic armory as the chilling endgame unfolds…
Hard Target is a gripping espionage novel that keeps you hooked until the very last page.
‘A frenetic, continent-hopping thriller in the classic vein’ - The Times
James Adams is Washington Bureau Chief of the Sunday Times , and a leading authority on intelligence, covert warfare, terrorism and weapons. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, he now lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and two children. He has written several works of non-fiction and, most recently, Sellout a book about Aldrich Ames and the biggest spying scandal ever to hit the CIA. His other two thrillers in Signet, The Final Terror and Taking the Tunnel , are also a blend of fact and fiction, giving extraordinary insights into the closed worlds of intelligence and terrorism.