Following the murder of his wife, young Rick Lane, a highly decorated Marine Corps officer and member of the Homeland Security team, is called to Washington by the President. America is being threatened, world stability is in doubt, and the culprits responsible must be stopped. In The Russian Connection, Ken Fain's gritty and fast-paced novel of intrigue and romance, the stakes are high and the challenge seemingly impossible. When Lane is joined by an old friend, seductive film star Lindsey Owens, he's uncertain about her involvement. But her knowledge of the inner workings of the CIA and Rick's world make her a valuable addition to a team that must stop an assassination that will shake the world. From drug trafficking networks to embassy infiltrators, from the protagonist's need to revenge his wife's death to a sinister web of crime that circles the globe, Fain delivers a story as suspenseful as it is fascinating, enlightening as it is dramatic.