Chasing Ivan: An Achilles Novella

By Tim Tigner

Europe's smartest criminal,
   versus America's top spy.

And then there is bad emily,
   stuck in between.
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Rumor has it there is a Russian you could flip to if you are very wealthy, and wish soiled deeds kept away from a hint. The CIA calls him Ivan the Ghost simply because he is operated for years with no leaving a path or revealing his face. 

Until now.
For the 1st time in heritage, Ivan looks to have slipped. The CIA's new director units Agent Kyle Achilles on an intercept path, surveilling the daughter of a British flesh presser. Then Ivan pulls off a masterful con, and Emily vanishes.
With Emily's lifestyles, his occupation, and America's recognition at stake, Achilles companions with an not going new agent he meets in Monte Carlo. jointly they try to get one step prior to the mythical Russian, whereas rubbing elbows with the ultra-rich in a high-tech foreign chase.

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