THE SHADOW LIST
Scam e-mails that promise a windfall are not a laughing matter for Moss’s recurring protagonist, State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker. In fact, they represent a deadly part of one of the world’s biggest organized crime rackets. A young American disappears in London, sending Ryker into the heart of a Nigerian corruption scandal. Meanwhile, his CIA agent wife finds herself chasing a Russian master criminal. What they don’t know is that they are pulling opposite ends of the same lethal thread.
Moss, who hails from Rochester, is chief operating officer and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, a Washington, D.C. think tank. He served with the George W. Bush administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and chief U.S. diplomat for West Africa.