The #1 New York Times bestselling series returns with Mitch Rapp racing against the clock to take down Russia's ailing leader before he invades the Baltics. When Max Krupin?Russia's leader?discovers that his kidney cancer has spread to his brain, he's determined to hide his diagnosis. He begins by getting rid of anyone threatening to him?as well as creating chaos in the region to keep the world's attention diverted. Soon, Krupin's illness becomes serious enough that he needs a more dramatic diversion, prompting him to invade the Baltics. Desperate to understand what's causing Krupin's uncharacteristically erratic behavior and Russia's aggressive moves in the region, America begins working with Russia's disgraced prime minister to stage a coup. Its success relies on Mitch Rapp's ability to successfully find and quietly get rid of the ailing president before Europe is drawn into a war with a man who has nothing to lose. For fans of "black-ops thrillers, Mitch Rapp continues to be among the best of the best" (Booklist, starred review).