“A happy partner to the work of Deighton, Archer, and le Carr?… carried on craftily understated prose that approaches cold poetry… a first-class novel.”
(Booklist, starred review)
Racing between London and Moscow, Kazakhstan and the Caymans, The Silent Oligarch reveals a sinister unexplored world where the wealthy buy the justice they want—and the silence they need. The first novel by Chris Morgan Jones—after his eleven years of work at the world’s largest business intelligence agency—The Silent Oligarch introduces Benjamin Webster, mercenary spy to the rich and powerful. Hired to destroy a Russian oil baron, Webster discovers that his target’s weak spot is a diffident English lawyer who hides the money generated from his master’s vast criminal empire. Soon Webster’s questions cause the lawyer’s fragile world to crumble, forcing them both into a desperate race around the world to escape the oligarch’s vengeance.