The Heraklion Gambit

"The Action is Fast and Furious"

In this prequel to Switchback, Nick Temple, CIA Station Chief for Berlin, uncovers a plan for a daring gamble by the Soviet Union to overthrow the government of Crete in the Eastern Mediterranean. A centuries-old Russian ambition to have a warm-water port is within the Soviets’ grasp unless Nick, and a small band of committed Cold War warriors, can thwart the deadly strike of an elite force of Russian commandos.

Step back into the hottest years of the Cold War with Jonathan Dyer’s latest spy thriller offering in the Nick Temple File series. The Heraklion Gambit bristles with historic detail, introduces a host of memorable characters, and keeps you turning the pages with expertly-drawn action scenes that leave you wanting more. In this prequel to Switchback, Nick Temple, CIA Station Chief for Berlin, uncovers a plan for a daring gamble by the Soviet Union to overthrow the government of Crete in the Eastern Mediterranean. A centuries-old Russian ambition to have a warm-water port is within the Soviets’ grasp unless Nick, and a small band of committed Cold War warriors, can thwart the deadly strike of an elite force of Russian commandos.