"An intelligent, masterfully-crafted, and all too plausible spy novel that will thrill fans of Olen Steinhauer and Daniel Silva. The African Contract hooked me from the start and kept me up late. Hayden Stone part James Bond, part Jack Reacher isn't afraid to mix it up, but cleans up well in this action-packed, multi-layered romp through the African continent as he searches, literally, for a ticking bomb. If you're a fan of spy novels, The African Contract should be next on your reading list." Robert Dugoni, New York Times Bestselling Author of Murder One and The Conviction
"Hayden Stone is a character worth rooting for, and Arthur Kerns is a talented storyteller." Sheldon Siegel, New York Times bestselling author of Incriminating Evidence
In the savannahs of Namibia, a boxcar sits, locked and watched. There is no limit to how many people would die from what's inside. There is no limit to how many people would kill for it.
Hayden Stone is brought back into the CIA to help navigate the choppy diplomatic waters between the U.S., Canada, England, South Africa, and any number of other players in a mission to prevent the worst of weapons from falling into the wrong hands. While representatives from other countries are there to help him, Hayden knows the only person he can trust is himself, and that once the weapon is located, all bets are off.
His mission will take him into palatial mansions and parched-earth slums, into the shadowy world of black ops and the chaos of an endless war. It will lead him directly into the crosshairs but whose finger is on the trigger?
"Not only is The African Contract a great read, but you know that with Art Kerns' FBI/CIA background he really knows what he's writing about." M. A. Lawson, author of Rosarito Beach
About the Author
Arthur Kerns joined the FBI with a career in counterintelligence and counterterrorism. On retirement, he became a consultant with the Director of Central Intelligence and the Department of State, which took him to over sixty-five countries. His award-winning short stories have been published in a number of anthologies and he has completed a mystery based on the unsolved 1929 murder of an FBI agent in Phoenix. His book reviews appear in the "Washington Independent Review of Books." Diversion Books released his debut thriller, "The Riviera Contract," the first of a series.