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Sasha Plotkin's Deceit, by Vaughn Sherman: Spy Versus Spy in Stockholm
Sasha Plotkin's Deceit is the first novel of Vaughn Sherman, whose plot was inspired by his real-life adventures as a CIA operative in Stockholm, Sweden.

BriefingWire.com, 8/01/2012 - Sasha Plotkin's Deceit ($16.95, 320 pages, 6x9 Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60381-811-7) is the first novel of Vaughn Sherman, whose plot was inspired by his real-life adventures as a CIA operative in Stockholm, Sweden.

“Smart, gripping and captivating. Vaughn Sherman writes with a depth and authenticity that remind me of John le Carré. I was lured into the story from the first page. Fantastic!”

—Carla Neggers, New York Times bestselling author of Saint’s Gate

“Written from an insider’s perspective, this poignant look inside the world of spies kept me wondering until the very end.”

—Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author

“Sasha Plotkin's Deceit is a riveting pick for lovers of espionage fiction, highly recommended.”

—Midwest Book Review

It is 1972, and the Soviet Union has succeeded in planting a mole in the top echelons of the Central Intelligence Agency. Three years earlier, CIA officer Chris Holbeck took part in a failed mission to engineer the defection of a Soviet KGB officer who may know the mole’s identity. His name is Sasha Plotkin.

When they were both stationed in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1969, Chris and Sasha connected on a personal level. Chris was excited to find a KGB officer interested in changing sides. Then, on the day of the Soviet agent’s defection, Sasha was a no-show. Chris would soon discover the full extent of Sasha Plotkin’s deceit.

Now Sasha has resurfaced and wishes to make another attempt to defect. To Chris’ dismay, he is the only CIA officer the man will consent to deal with, even though their once close relationship is now riddled with mistrust. Chris’s wife, Lisa, has sworn to leave him if he abandons her and the family for one more perilous mission. His alluring young colleague Bisan seems determined to seduce him. Despite the risks to his life and his marriage, Chris answers the call of duty.

If Chris succeeds in transporting Sasha to the United States—come hell or high water—will the Soviet agent reveal the true identity of the mole? One thing is certain: the lives of the two men will be forever changed.

Vaughn Sherman’s career as a fisheries biologist was cut short when he was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency. After taking early retirement Vaughn joined in numerous community activities, most involving the governance of non-profit agencies and community colleges. In addition to Sasha’s Plotkin’s Deceit, he has written the memoir of a northwest mariner titled Sea Travels: Memoirs of a Twentieth Century Master Mariner. He has also published three books dealing with the management of non-profits, including Walking the Boardwalk. You can find Vaughn online at www.vaughnsherman.com.

Sasha Plotkin’s Deceit is available in 6x9 Trade paperback at select bookstores and in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.com. For distribution information, please contact info@epicenterpress.com. Multiple eBook formats can be purchased on Smashwords or from most major eBook retailers.

ABOUT Camel Press—Based in Seattle Washington, Camel Press is a new imprint owned by Coffeetown Press. Camel Press publishes genre fiction: romance, mystery/suspense, science fiction, hor*ror … or any combination thereof. We publish the books that grab you and hold you in their grip long into the night.

 
 
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