The Ryzhkov Vendetta by Barry L. Becker
THE RYZHKOV VENDETTA is a Spy/Action/Thriller about revenge, conspiracy, treason, and assassination. This is a Mark Ericksen Thriller Book 2. Book 1 in the series is The Ericksen Connection.
Alexander Leonidovich Ryzhkov, a Russian oligarch and former general in the Russian Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU), runs a covert operation in the Middle East, supplying a Saudi terrorist with four Russian nuclear suitcase bombs and a list of two US cities to target. A CIA operation thwarts the planned attack and kills many Russian agents, including his brother Sergei Ryzhkov. The oligarch is out for revenge.
Ryzhkov approaches a former CIA station chief and offers him money in exchange for the CIA operatives’ names. Armed with this intelligence, he launched his vendetta, targeting the former CIA operative Mark Ericksen, now CEO of EyeD4 Systems, his fiancé Kate McDonald, a banking consultant, and Lars Wahlberg, COO of EyeD4 Systems. Ryzhkov’s asset also revealed that Ericksen, a former Navy SEAL Team-Six officer, killed several Russian agents while rescuing McDonald during the CIA operation.
Can Ericksen and his former operatives avoid the assassins’ poisoning efforts and turn around the deadly game of hunter and prey?
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Barry L. Becker served as the vice president of international marketing and sales from 1984-1991 for Eyedentify, a company specializing in eye-retinal biometrics technology for positive identification. In 1987, his article entitled “Eyedentify Counters Security Threat” appeared in the Journal of Defense and Diplomacy, Volume 5, Number 3. The article: https://Inkd.in/eQF8f7
Mr. Becker retired in 2013 after spending over twenty years as a sole proprietor of an independent manufacturers’ rep firm based in Portland, Oregon, covering the Pacific Northwest. He has also consulted for biometrics technology companies since 1991.