Montana, USAWhen Lance Spector quit the CIA, he swore he was out for good.One more government lie and he would go off the deep end.They could find someone else to do their dirty work.As far as he was concerned, Washington, Langley, the Pentagon could all go to hell.Yekaterinburg, RussiaA secret Russian expedition returns with a devastating new pathogen, harvested from the frozen corpses of mammoths.It's the biological super-weapon they've been looking for, an apocalypse-level pathogen, a virus more deadly than anything ever to come from a Russian lab.Something that will stop NATO and the Americans in their tracks.A Biological Chernobyl.Washington DC, USAA mysterious vial, sealed in a titanium case, arrives at CIA headquarters. They have no idea who sent it, but it comes with a note."I will only speak to Lance Spector."The Asset by Saul Herzog is a stunning new thriller, a spectacular tour de force, a book that has single-handedly taken the publishing industry, and Hollywood rights departments, by storm. This dazzling debut kicks off the jaw-dropping new Lance Spector series, and sets the stage for a franchise that's on track to break all records. From the mind of one of the most creative and versatile writers working in America today, this book will go down as a classic of the spy thriller genre.If you read only one book this year, this is it. Action, adventure, rebellion, provocative foreign agents, characters you can sink your teeth into. If you're looking for a new spy thriller series that will stay with you long after you turn the last page, look no further.Recommended for fans of Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp, Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne, and Brad Thor's Scot Harvath.