"Satori is a world-class thriller...'"
It is Sugamo Prison in Japan, October 1951. The twenty-six year old Nicholai Hel has spent the last three years in solitary confinement for the murder of his mentor. An assassin and scholar, he has developed a supreme awareness of danger and when he is suddenly offered the chance of freedom, this awareness goes on high alert.
Overseen by Haverford, his American spymaster, and the gorgeous and mysterious Solange he must go to Beijing and kill the Soviet Union’s commissioner to China. This is effectively a suicide mission he has no option but to accept.
His mission takes him from the corruption of Beijing to the shadows of the Vietnam jungle; not knowing who is his enemy or if he has any friends. He is working in a world of betrayal and chaos, hunting a man he discovers he would want to kill anyway, whether he was being paid or not. All the while a formidable adversary known only as The Cobra has been set loose on him.