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The Kremlin Contract

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Moscow, 1953.

Joseph Stalin is dying of a brain tumour.

He dreams of his enemies, paranoid that everyone is plotting his murder.

Changing his own guards every night at random, refusing to speak to any state officials, Russia waits with bated breath, unaware that is on the verge of total catastrophe.

His own aides look on - horrified and helpless - as he slides further into madness and paranoia.

When the savage dictator orders the invasion of Western Europe, in a top-secret mission codenamed Gopak, members of the Politburo and high Soviet Command begin to cower in fear.

They know he must be stopped.

And they only have seven days to stop World War III.

General Hal Jones, US Intelligence, can hardly believe it when he finds himself plotting Stalin's assassination with a top-ranking official of the KGB.

And Alex Trenton, idealistic young KGB officer sent by Stalin's loyalists to stop the defector, is even more astonished to find himself flying back to Moscow.

His mission: to infiltrate the Kremlin by any means necessary, and assassinate Joseph Stalin.

For with nuclear holocaust only days away, the Cold War is heating up to boiling point. And the stakes have never been higher...

But can Trenton get to Stalin before US high command unleashes a torrent of warheads on Eastern Europe and the Russian heartland?

Will the Kremlin Contract be completed in time?

Or will Trenton be discovered, and the world explode in a surge of fire?

'The Kremlin Contract' is a gripping political thriller set in the final days of Joseph Stalin's tyrannical command.

'Perfect' New York Daily News

'Scores high marks for plenty of action, agile plotting and a finely tuned cast of characters' Booklist

James Barwick was a pen name of Donald James (1931 - 2008), journalist and bestselling writer of novels, historical non-fiction and television scripts, and writing partner Craig Barwick.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher.

Genre: Thriller    

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Hardback Editions

April 1987 : USA Hardback

Title: The Kremlin Contract
Author(s): James Barwick
ISBN: 0-399-13238-4 / 978-0-399-13238-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

August 1989 : USA Paperback

Title: The Kremlin Contract
Author(s): James Barwick
ISBN: 1-55773-283-3 / 978-1-55773-283-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diamond Books
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September 1988 : UK Paperback

Title: The Kremlin COntract
Author(s): James Barwick
ISBN: 0-7474-0094-6 / 978-0-7474-0094-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Kremlin Contract
Author(s): James Barwick
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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