True to form it doesn’t take the author long to get the intrigue going with a member of the Mosad passing a message to Grafton that she must meet with him. The first of several people have died under suspicious circumstances. Why? Because they knew too much about an arms deal or that’s the theory anyway. Grafton and his assistant Toad Tarkington are tasked with following the clues where ever they may lead them.  That could be Russia and the Kremlin. Russia is in turmoil, various factions with the government and military are fighting for position, power, and money. They meet undercover agents from the U.S. and Russia, the dilemma is who they can trust. Half way through the book and I still don’t know.  Assassination attempts and clandestine meetings keeping me guessing.  Great reading.