The Devil's Alternative Author:Frederick Forsyth The brief paragraph on the front page of Lloyd's list of shipping news went pretty much unnoticed. — But there is one reader, Andrew Drake, senior clerk in a London firm of chartered shipbrokers, for whom that paragraph will have more than passing interest. As it turns out, the man discovered unconscious and near-dead in the Black Sea off the... more » coast of Turkey is a refugee Ukrainian partisan.
Drake meets the survivor and suddenly finds he is party to international terror and intrigue.« less
1982, Russia faces famine. The Soviets are forced to pin their hopes for survival on the U.S. But as the KGB and the CIA watch in hrror, the rescue of a Ukrainian freedom fighter from the Black Sea unleashes savagery that endangers peace and plunges leaders from Washington tp Moscow into a web of overwhelming intrigue, terror and suspense. Only two lovers can save the world from nuclear destruction. Yet every way out means certain death. And the countdown has already begun.