From its startling premise to its high-stakes conclusion, Clyde Farnsworth's debut novel delivers top-notch suspense through a devious journey of twists and turns, betrayal and treachery. Russian physicist Dmitri Sherbatov has discovered a means of creating artificial gold and defects to Israel with the knowledge, but not before attracting the attention of the Russian and American governments. The U.S. recruits Professor Hillsdale Landover to infiltrate the high-security lab where the Mossad has installed Sherbatov. With the help of Israeli physicist Rachel Ravid, Landover is successful, but together the two discover that it is not the Israeli government that will profit from Sherbatov's gold, but a small cadre of Mossad Army officers, with the CIA deeply involved. These powerful men will do anything to keep their secret--including terminating Landover and Rachel before they can go public with their astonishing story of greed and lust for power. This is a brilliant debut from a top "New York Times" journalist.