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A TENSE SPY THRILLER WHERE A STORY OF ESPIONAGE MEETS TRUTH
by James Maclaren
A recent history thriller that about power, corruption and unusual alliances in the post-Cold War arms trade. Combining fact with espionage and crime intrigue, The Arms Merchant follows a disgraced British spy, in the years after the Cold War with a dangerous assignment: finding and stealing state of the art Russian military technology to bring back to the West. To do so he must work with the Nation's enemies including a tenacious Irish Republican, a Russian mafia boss, and a scheming Libyan diplomat. The Arms Merchant is a tense drama set against the backdrop of the confused region of Eastern Europe following the collapse of the Soviet Union which captures the tension of the period, the sweep of Europe’s change, and the inescapable allure of power and greed.