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The Shadow List

ryker #4

Ever gotten an email from a Nigerian prince or a Russian oligarch promising easy money?

We all laugh when it pops up in our inbox. And we wonder how anybody falls for these things. But scams are no laughing matter. They're one of the biggest organized crime rackets in the world. They're deadly. And State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker has fallen right into the middle of one.

The disappearance of a young American banker in London sends Ryker into the heart of a corruption scandal in Nigeria, at the same time his CIA agent wife Jessica finds herself chasing a Russian master criminal known as the Bear. Unknown to either of them, they are pulling at two ends of the same lethal thread, a staggeringly vicious enterprise of piracy, extortion, and murder.

The world is messy and dangerous, Jessica warns her husband. More dangerous than you know. And Judd is about to find out.

Praise for the Ryker Series


Jack Ryan, Jack Reacher, Jack Bauer… American heroes at the center of ongoing dramas, fiction with a glint of the real world… you can add Judd Ryker to that genre.

- EVAN DAWSON, host of Connections, NPR/WXXI

Todd Moss is reinventing the diplomatic thriller, much as John Grisham reinvented the legal thriller. Moss gets the details right.

- MARY LOUISE KELLY, NPR national security correspondent and author of THE BULLET

Moss draws on his real-world experiences inside the U.S. government to bring to life the exhilaration and frustrations of modern day foreign policy-making.