"Reminiscent of the best of Ian Fleming, Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy."

Scorpion Deception

"Scorpion Deception may be the best Scorpion yet!"

In Switzerland, a brutally efficient hit squad storms the U.S. embassy, stealing classified files and leaving no witnesses alive. Under intense political pressure to find those behind the attack - with Congressional leaders demanding military action - the CIA turns to the deadliest agent they know: Scorpion. But Scorpion is unwilling to get involved . . . until he learns his name is at the top of one of the stolen lists.

What Scorpion uncovers sends the CIA scrambling: evidence linking the attack to an unknown Iranian master spy codenamed "the Gardener". Scorpion follows the trail to Zurich and Barcelona, where he meets his match in Scale, an agent as lethal as the viper that is his namesake. A deadly dance of deception ensues, bringing Scorpion into Tehran's inner circle as the clock to war ticks down to its final seconds. But not even the political elite know who the Gardener is - or what his next move might be.


"In the enticing fourth installment to Kaplan's spy series (after Scorpion Winter), the elusive "Scorpion", code name for an ex-CIA operative turned independent agent, investigates a deadly attack on the American embassy in Bern, Switzerland, with few clues and no witnesses left behind. Orchestrated by a shadowy figure with unclear allegiances known only as "the Gardener", the perpetrators steal classified lists of aliases and photographs of CIA undercover operatives in Europe and the Middle East. Scorpion, whose true identity is compromised, spends the novel hunting or hunted by the ruthless Gardener, "as dangerous an adversary as he had ever faced," while the U.S. prepares, with shaky evidence, to declare war on Iran. For lovers of espionage and intrigue, the thriller overflows with coded messages, universal keys, and Krav Maga, while a dangerous side story involving Scorpion's lover Sandrine, a French doctor based at a Kenyan refugee camp, reminds of the daily tragedies affected by political machinations and power plays. Packed with action, the plot is propelled by modern anxieties about America's potential for war with Iran."

-- Publishers Weekly

In this exhilarating, action-packed espionage thriller, Kaplan’s writing is reminiscent of the best of Ian Fleming, Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy. The writing is superbly fast-paced and the superhero versus supervillain plot makes for a heart-pounding and satisfying ride for any fans of this genre."

-- Readertoreader.com

"Six weeks out of a mission in the Soviet Union, and having turned freelance, former CIA agent codenamed Scorpion finds himself in Africa on a relief mission that turns deadly. In Switzerland, a hit team raids the American embassy and steals information listing names of government officials from various departments and agents...including Scorpion’s. The blame falls on Iran and as America gears up for possible war, Scorpion is pulled back into the espionage game to discover the truth. One enigmatic name surfaces: the Gardener. As Scorpion battles both time and enemy agents, the discoveries he makes may determine not only his fate but they may have international repercussions. I read the previous Scorpion novel and was ready for more. This one roams from Africa to Spain to Iran and the action never stops. What other book will have you dodging bullets on the street of Paris before rolling you down a snow covered mountain outside of Tehran? Kaplan is an author you can depend on for a fast moving, no nonsense story with a few twists and turns to keep you guessing. Feel the sting of the Scorpion and put Kaplan on the list of authors to read."

-- Suspense Magazine

"'Scorpion Deception' is one of the more exciting stories in this blockbuster series. Just be careful where you read this thriller. There's a real danger here you will become so engrossed reading "Scorpion Deception" that you'll lose all track of the time. So be careful!"

-- Bookloons

"Following Kaplan’s first two entries in the successful “Scorpion Series,” “Scorpion Deception” aims to raise the bar on the spy genre once-more . . . So, if you are looking for a no holds barred, spy romp that is fast-paced and chocked full of intelligence gathering and espionage, then “Scorpion Deception” is the novel for you."

-- Examiner.com

Selected Works

In this second original prequel novel to Showtime’s award-winning hit series HOMELAND, to expose a double-agent, CIA officer Carrie Mathison's boss, Saul Berenson, will send her on the most dangerous mission of her life.
"The best thriller on American Television." - New York Post
In this original prequel novel to Showtime’s award-winning hit series HOMELAND, CIA Intelligence Officer Carrie Mathison is sent on a mission to Beirut and Iraq that will radically transform the course of her career and her life.
"A fantastic page-turning thriller where you'll find out exactly what happened to Carrie before Season One!"
-- Killerreads.com
A brutal attack on the U.S. embassy in Switzerland leaves Congressional leaders demanding action. The CIA turns to the deadliest agent they know: Scorpion. What he uncovers will lead to a desperate mission in Iran, as the clock to war ticks down.
"Reminiscent of the best of Ian Fleming, Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy. . . a heart-pounding and satisfying ride."
-- Readertoreader.com
A mysterious Eastern European millionaire wants Scorpion to stop a political assassination, but Scorpion, joining forces with a beautiful woman, will find himself caught in a deadly trap.
"I loved this book! It just blew me away."
-- Night Owl Reviews
An assassination leads Scorpion in a deadly manhunt to stop a looming nightmare.
"One of the smartest, swiftest and most compelling spy novels in years."
-- Harlan Coben

Spy thriller set in World War Two; Libraries-ranked one of the "Best World War Two Novels of All Time!"

“A smashing, sexy and unforgettable read.”

--Publishers Weekly

CIA agent Sawyer is on a one-way mission in Southeast Asia’s deadly Golden Triangle.
"ELECTRIFYING ... Andrew Kaplan is at his dazzling best in "Dragonfire".
-- Kirkus Reviews
An American agent must save a Congressman’s daughter and stop a secret coup in Arabia.
"Pure Dynamite... espionage laced with high voltage Middle East adventure."
–-Washington Times
An ex-CIA agent is obsessed with hunting a Nazi war criminal, but a secret sinister plot is about to unfold. "Kept me up till the late show hours . . . [paced] like a ride on the Magic Mountain roller coaster."
-- Los Angeles Times

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