Assassin of Secrets Author:Q.R. Markham An elite spy risks his biggest asset to defeat an insidious international organization hell-bent on selling the most sensitive state secrets to the highest bidder. — Jonathan Chase, the CIA's top field agent, is sworn to protect and serve the United States at all costs. But after a brutal period of captivity during the Korean War, Chase developed... more » an agenda of his own: to use his mastery of war to create peace.
His new target: the Zero Directorate, a cabal of rogue assassins who have embarked on a campaign to systematically interrogate and kill seasoned secret agents from across the globe.
But the Directorate has set an elaborate trap, and for Chase the whole mission involves an inescapable paradox. As the world's preeminent operative, the closer he gets to the cabal, the closer the cabal gets to their primary target.« less
Labeled an instant Spy Thriller classic Assassin of Secret's is being pulled from shelves as I type. Why? you may ask... Does it contain details that fall to close to the carefully guarded truth, that the masses must never learn of? Publisher Little , Brown and Co. has recalled all 6,500 copies on the grounds that the book contains passages lifted from as many as 13 other novels. I find this claim to be tissue thin, what editor worth their title would let a book be published that was Plagiarised to this degree? A simple computer check at the publisher with search strings would easily point up such copying. Me thinks this book touches a little to close to home for someone.
Either the editor at Little Brown & Co. has egg on his face or Q.R. Markham aka Quentin Rowan does either way, its a book I hope to dig deeper into and discover the truth myself.