[Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
Lightning paced thriller writer
of International Intrigue
National Bestselling Author

[The Chinese Agent By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
The Chinese Agent
Published May 2022 on Amazon

Jim Forester, the FBI Director is assassinated in Mexico City. When President Braddock appoints Kelly Cameron, a rising FBI agent, Director of the Bureau's China Section, to take charge of the investigation, Kelly is forced to overcome her personal grief for Forester, her mentor and friend.

In unraveling the riddle of Forester's murder, Kelly uncovers Operation Chameleon, a bold and daring plot by the Chinese government that would put the United State at tremendous peril. She proceeds with dogged persistence despite personal danger and repeated attacks on her life and those helping her.

The espionage landscape is constantly shifting around Kelly. She doesn't know whom to trust.

The nonstop action moves from Washington to Mexico to Rome and Hong Kong. Forester's murder blossoms into an electrifying international crisis with tremendous stakes for the United States.

  • Fourth of July War
  • Woman of Valor
  • Spy Dance
  • Dark Ambition
  • Conspiracy
  • Enemy of My Enemy
  • The China Gambit
  • The Spanish Revenge
  • The Russian Endgame
  • The Argentine Triangle
  • The Washington Lawyer
  • The Italian Divide
  • Washington Power Play
  • Russian Resurgence
  • The Washington Operator
  • The French Revenge
  • The Chinese Agent
  • [French Revenge By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
    The French Revenge
    Published May 2020 on Amazon

    Reviewed in the Nashua Telegraph:

    In The French Revenge, his 16th novel, best-selling author and veteran Washington Lawyer Allan Topol, has crafted an adrenaline pumping thriller that is built on a suspenseful plot that's chock full of page-flipping twists and turns brought alive through fictional characters who are so real that one can almost reach out and touch them. The French Revenge cements Topol's well-earned reputation as a top-tier writer of international thrillers by offering up a smart, sophisticated, and beautifully written novel of international intrigue.

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    Former US Congressman Anthony Ferrari is now living in Milan and romantically involved with the beautiful Chiara Moretti, one of the world's top concert pianists. When the two of them are vacationing in Corsica and running on the beach, Chiara is suddenly shot. Enraged, Anthony launches an investigation to determine who is responsible and to punish them.

    This investigation enmeshes him in French politics and he clashes with Louise, a French intelligence officer and former lover of his who wants to rekindle their relationship. He finally concludes that Russian President Volkov, a long-time enemy of his from his days as a congressman, is responsible and he plans to assassinate him. But can he actually kill a head of state and get away with it? And what will the ramifications be for Chiara, who's alive but terrified the killer -- or killers -- will make a second attempt?

    Full of dazzling international locations and furious action, THE FRENCH REVENGE is a thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end.

    [Washington Operator By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
    The Washington Operator
    On Sale May 2019

    The Washington landscape is littered with the carcasses of Washington operators and lobbyists, who often end up in jail. But none is as venal and greedy as George Corbin, the villain in The Washington Operator, my fifteenth novel, a fast-moving political thriller.

    Corbin works with China to implement a plot to take over Middle Eastern oil, utilizing Iran as a puppet. While investigating the murder of a university student, Kelly Cameron, a rising star in the FBI, learns of this plot.

    Kelly gains assistance from Ester, a Mossad agent who has a long-time love affair with a high ranking Iranian official. Together, they launch a daring plan to thwart the Chinese and to bring down the powerful, corrupt, and immoral Washington operator, Corbin.

    "Topol's 'The Washington Operator' a taut political thriller"
    -- Paul Collins for Nashua Telegraph


    [Russian Resurgence By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
    Russian Resurgence
    On Sale April 2018

    Twelve year old Nick, escaping from the burning of his grandfather's house in Potomac, Maryland by Russian thugs, is caught up in a plot by Russian President Kuznov to recreate the Soviet empire in eastern and central Europe. The linchpin of Kuznov's plan is an agreement with a corrupt Hungarian Prime Minister to permit Russia to move troops into Hungary. In Allan Topol's fast moving fourteenth novel, Craig Page and Elizabeth Crowder, working with Peter Toth, who bears the scars of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and Peter's grandson, Nick, try to thwart Kuznov's plot. The action moves from Paris to Grozny, to Washington, and finally to intriguing Budapest. Craig, Elizabeth and Nick face repeated attacks on their lives.

    Topol is up there with such masters of the labyrinth as Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy.
    --The Washington Post

    [Washington Power Play By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]

    Washington Power Play
    On Sale May 2017

    Washington Power Play spins a tale of international intrigue, deception, and corruption at the highest levels of power. Kelly Cameron, a young FBI agent, has just thwarted a terrorist attack on the Walter Reed hospital in Washington, and is now placed in charge of a task force to find a mole in the U.S. Government. She soon finds evidence of a plot initiated by the Chinese government supporting General Cartwright to be elected as the U.S. President.

    Kelly's efforts to thwart this plan are hindered by Xiang Shen, a Chinese diplomat who was once her lover, and Andrew Martin, a powerful Washington lawyer who has strong ties to the Chinese. Kelly faces danger with repeated attacks on her life and her daughter's kidnapping. At stake in the Washington Power Play is the global balance of power.

    Topol is up there with such masters of the labyrinth as Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy.
    --The Washington Post

    "The time has come to create a new world order with China in control," says Liu Guan who heads the Ministry of State Security. "We will wrest dominance from the Americans." This is a thriller, so Liu has, of course, a nefarious plan. But he'll have to get past Kelly Cameron, the woman in charge of the FBI's newly created elite counterterrorism team. As this edge-of-your-seat story moves from Bethesda to Beijing to Washington to Bradley Airport, readers will find out whether Kelly was the right person for the critical job.
    Yale Alumni Magazine, July/August 2017


    [The Washington Lawyer By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
    The Italian Divide
    On Sale March 2016

    Loyalties lie deep, dangerous alliances are made to be broken, and organized crime is omnipotent. Allan Topol's twelfth novel, the latest Craig Page thriller is an electrifying foray into the world of international intrigue. Against blackmail, extortion, and treason, can Craig Page still prevail?

    When prominent Italian banker Frederico Castiglione is murdered in an apparent jewelry robbery gone wrong, things are not what they seem. Former CIA Director Craig Page is enjoying his new life as Italian race car driver Enrico Marino-but when he hears that his friend and sponsor has been found dead, he suspects foul play. Shortly after Castiglione's death, Italian banker Andrew Goldoni is asked to sell-or else. When he refuses, his daughter goes missing.

    Craig embarks on an investigation to solve the riddles underlying Castiglione's murder and rescue Goldoni's daughter, but the pieces don't quite fit. The murderers are Russian, but the takeovers are based in China, and somehow Roberto Parelli, the Italian separatist candidate for President, is involved.

    With the help of Elizabeth Crowder, CIA director Betty Richards, and director of EU Counter Terrorism Giuseppe, Craig discovers a complicated web of mysterious political and financial takeovers across Italy, all linked back to Craig's sworn enemy, Zhou Yun, and Roberto Parelli.

    Topol is up there with such masters of the labyrinth as Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy.
    --The Washington Post


    [The Washington Lawyer By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
    The Washington Lawyer
    On Sale March 2015

    The Washington Lawyer, is a fast-paced political thriller. I have taken a one book interlude from Craig Page to delve into Washington intrigue.

    In the high-stakes world of Washington politics, hot shot lawyer Andrew Martin is being put to the test. When long-time friend Senator Wesley Jasper calls, it's with explosive news-a sex tryst at Martin's beach house in Anguilla has gone awry and former model Vanessa Boyd is dead. Just how far will Martin go to secure the Chief Justice nomination he's built his entire career on?

    Following on the heels of the Craig Page series, The Washington Lawyer is a penetrating glimpse into Capitol Hill's seedy underbelly, the politics of power, and the intricate underpinnings of Washington's elite.

    Topol is up there with such masters of the labyrinth as Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy.
    --The Washington Post

    [The Washington Lawyer By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
    Allan Topol discussing
    The Washington Lawyer

    [The Argentine Triangle By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
    The Argentine Triangle
    On Sale April 15, 2014

    Craig Page is back in my tenth novel. The Argentine Triangle, another fast paced thriller. The Argentine Triangle will be in bookstores around the country in April 2014. It will also be available from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com and will be up on all e-book platforms.

    This time, Craig goes undercover in the glamorous world of Buenos Aires' wealthy elite. He confronts brutality driven by a power hungry Argentine general, his cruel henchman, and a double dealing Washington lawyer who is the American president's closest advisor.

    In trying to block their effort to reshape exotic Argentina and all of South America, Craig uncovers buried secrets from the Dirty War. His mission and life hinge upon Gina, a sensuous young argentine journalist, and Nicole, a compassionate patriot. This is a heart wrenching tale of intrigue and deception.

    Topol is up there with such masters of the labyrinth as Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy.
    --The Washington Post


    Foreword Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist

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    [The Russian Endgame By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
    The Russian Endgame
    On Sale September 2013

    I am pleased to let you know that my new novel, The Russian Endgame, another thriller featuring Craig Page and Elizabeth Crowder is now in bookstores around the country. The book is also available from Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com and will shortly be up on all e-book platforms.

    The Russian Endgame delivers an electrifying, gripping expedition into the world of international intrigue. At the same time, the focus is on China's theft of advanced U.S. military systems and an alliance between China and a resurgent Russia in a plot to damage the United States.

    Travel with Craig between Moscow, Beijing, Paris, Bali, Las Vegas, Monte Carlo, and Washington. Share the danger that Elizabeth faces as a dangle to infiltrate the Chinese Russian conspiracy. Following on the heels of The China Gambit and The Spanish Revenge, The Russian Endgame offers a riveting conclusion to a dangerous three part game of conspiracy, politics, and greed.

    I will be signing books around the country. The schedule, so far, is set forth below. If you are in the area, I hope you will stop by and say hello.

    "John Grisham and Richard North Patterson may have a new successor"
    --Publishers Weekly

    The Russian Endgame has been selected as a finalist for the Thriller and Suspense Award to be given by ForeWord.


    Allan Topol - The Russian Endgame Book Signing Rendezvous Info / Briefing

    [The Spanish Revenge By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
    JUST REVIEWS WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT TO AUTHOR Allan Topol: The Annual Just Reviews Award for Outstanding Mystery/Thriller Novel: The Russian Endgame brings to light current issues ripped out the headlines in the news.

    Allan's Novel: The Russian Endgame brings to light what happens when two powerful countries and their leaders decide to team up against THE UNITED STATES! Issues of loyalty, trust, deceit and political warfare are just some of the excitement that this novel is charged with.

    Just Reviews is honored to award this years Author of the Year for Historical Fiction and Writing to Best Selling author Allan Topol.

    Presented by Fran Lewis and Just Reviews: November 20, 2013.

    [The Spanish Revenge By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
    The Spanish Revenge
    On Sale September 2012

    Allan Topol's new novel, the second in the trilogy featuring Craig Page and Elizabeth Crowder, deals with the age old conflict between Christians and Muslims in Western Europe. It explodes into the 21st Century in an intricate tale of deadly revenge.

    China Gambit villain, General Zhou, joins the delusional Ahmed Sadi in a plot to wreck the Western world.

    John Grisham and Richard North Patterson may have a new successor in Topol... As entertaining as it is complex, this energetic narrative is loaded with close calls and compelling relationships. Publishers Weekly

    Plotwise, Topol is up there with such masters of the labyrinthine, as Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy. Washington Post

    The Spanish Revenge is now available for pre-order in bookstores and on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. It will be available on all e-book platforms.

    Allan's other novels, The China Gambit, Spy Dance, Enemy of My Enemy, Dark Ambition, Conspiracy, A Woman of Valor, and The Fourth of July War, are now available in e-book format.


    [ENEMY OF MY ENEMY By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
    The China Gambit
    On Sale JANUARY 2012

    Allan Topol's new novel, the first book in a trilogy, is a thriller featuring former CIA agent, Craig Page, who attempts to thwart a plot by ruthless General Zhou to cut off the flow of imported oil to the United States.

    General Zhou's goal is to leapfrog China ahead of the United States in world domination.

    The China Gambit is available in book stores, on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. It will be available on all e-book platforms.

    Spying on spy novelist Allan Topol
    Writer speaks about Aspen vacations and international issues
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    The Aspen Times


    [Spy Dance By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
    Now available on all e-book platforms

    The CIA was Greg Nielsen's life--until he was set up and marked for a fall. But the Company taught him well. He knew how to make himself disappear. With a new name, a new life, and a new love, Nielsen was free... or so he believed.

    Someone has found him. Someone who knows who he is, what he can do, and how to force him back into action. Against his own country.

    Now, with his stepdaughter taken hostage, a beautiful Mossad agent as his only ally, and his adversaries already moving against him, Greg Nielsen must reenter the murderous world he thought he had left behind--if they don't kill him first.


    [ENEMY OF MY ENEMY By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
    Now available on all e-book platforms

    National bestselling author Allan Topol returns with a lightning-paced thriller that takes readers into the shifting sands of international intrigue and the silent war against terror.

    In Syria, a downed American pilot from a powerful political family becomes a pawn in a sinister conspiracy. A brilliant general has orchestrated a plan to make his country a feared nuclear power, and to unite the entire Middle East against its hated twin adversaries: America and Israel. To stop the threat, American covert agent Jack Cole must convince the alluring, enigmatic Layla Gemayel to help him infiltrate the terrorist plot before it engulfs the region in chaos-and leaves the free world at the mercy of a madman...


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    [Dark Ambition By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
    Now available on all e-book platforms

    The secretary of state has been murdered in his home. It looks like a robbery gone wrong. It seems the prime suspect is the politician's gardener. But in Washington, D.C., nothing is as it seems. Justice Department lawyer Ben Hartwell is assigned the unenviable task of finding the truth. His greatest obstacle--and ally--is the lawyer for the accused. Together they uncover a lifetime of political intrigues, private indiscretions, personal ememies-and questionable ties to the Chinese Government--in the victim's high-level career. But was the secretary of state merely a puppet in a vast conspiracy? And if so, who cut the strings? The answers could expose America's darkest secrets--and silence anyone who digs too deep.


    [CONSPIRACY By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
    Now available on all e-book platforms

    Someone has been manipulating the past record of Senator Boyd, the leading presidential candidate. Or are they only exposing a dark secret he tried to bury?

    In her search for the truth, Taylor Ferrari, the senator's sensuous campaign manager, is joined by C. J. Cady, a determined United States prosecutor.

    Taylor and C. J. are forced to confront the twin demons of corruption in Washington and the threat of renewed Japanese militarism. The stakes rise when both of their lives are suddenly on the line while they struggle to resist a romantic turn in their relationship.


    [A WOMAN OF VALOR By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
    Now available on all e-book platforms

    Beautiful, brilliant, sworn to a lifetime of vengeance, Leora Baruch hurls herself into acts of daring, enduring, prison and torture as a crack member of M-18-Israelis feared anti-terrorist force. From the capitals of Europe and America back to the sizzling Middle East, Leora uncovers a stunning plot to sabotage Israeli-Egyptian peace forever. And suddenly, she finds herself rushing to a shattering confrontation with the quarry who has long eluded her-the master assassin known only as "the Sword."


    [The Fourth of July War By Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
    The Fourth of July War
    Now available on all e-book platforms

    George T. Morris, a successful California businessman, comes to Washington to be Secretary of Energy. Morris is astounded by the inept President and his floundering administration in the face of an energy crisis. Working with General Thomas, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Morris fashions a daring and creative solution.


    [Allan Topol / AllanTopol.Com]
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    Allan Topol
    is the national bestselling author of fourteen novels of international intrigue, including Spy Dance. His novels have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, and Hebrew. He is a graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology, who majored in chemistry, abandoned science, and obtained a law degree from Yale University. A partner in a major Washington law firm, and an avid wine collector, he has traveled extensively, researching dramatic locations for his novels. You can join him on Facebook. Please let him know if you would like to receive his free newsletter. Allan is available for speaking opportunities on subjects of international affairs, dealt with in his novels.