A gripping thriller that follows assassin Nicholai Hel across Asia as he fights to regain his freedom. Sugamo Prison, Japan, October 1951. Nicholai Hel has spent the last three years in solitary confinement for the murder of his mentor. A formidable assassin as well as a master of hoda korosu or 'naked kill', he has developed a supreme awareness of the presence of danger. Suddenly offered the chance of freedom, he feels it now as never before... Overseen by Haverford, his American spymaster he must go to Beijing and kill the Soviet Union's commissioner to China. In a landscape primed for war this is a suicide mission he has no choice but to accept.
DON WINSLOW nació en Nueva York, pero se crió en South Kingstown, en Rhode Island. Sus obras incluyen El poder del perro, El invierno de Frankie Machine y Salvajes. Además de dedicarse a escribir, Don ha sido actor, director, encargado de un cine, guía de safaris e investigador privado. Vive en la zona de San Diego con su esposa Jean y su hijo Thomas.