"Asterisk" is America's most fragile and chilling secret. It is waiting to pave the way to world domination. Two frightened, desperate men are racing to crack the wall of silence surrounding "Asterisk".
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Master thriller writer Campbell Armstrong sweeps us into an astonishing story of desperate espionage, deadly turnabout and a harrowing conspiracy that two men struggle to stop – and hope to survive…
'Asterisk' is America's most fragile and chilling secret. It awaits somewhere in the Arizona desert to pave the way to world domination… or damnation. Two frightened, desperate men are racing to crack the wall of silence surrounding 'Asterisk': John Thorne, a White House aide driven by his loyalty to a dead man and his own obsession ton know the truth; Ted Hollander, a CIA agent driven beyond loyalty by his terrifying discovery, who now turns to the world's only hope: the Russians.
Both these men must be stopped… permanently. And the US government doesn't care how.
"Like le Carre, Armstrong tries to imbue significance to the thriller form, managing at once to be thoughtful and entertaining."
LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Skilfully done and unusually intelligent – the real truth about 'Asterisk' has to be something special. It is recommended."
Campbell Armstrong was born in Glasgow in 1944. He was awarded his BA degree from the University of Sussex. Three years after his first novel was published in 1968, he moved to the United States, where he taught creative writing. He lived there for twenty years with his wife and children, and produced twenty novels before moving to Ireland in 1991. Following the international success of Jig (1987), many of his books, including Brainfire and Asterisk, are once again available in the United Kingdom.
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