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The Wayward Assassin

The Wayward Assassin

By Susan Ouellette
Categories: Fiction, Espionage, Military, Suspense
Series: Wayward
Imprint: CamCat Books
Hardcover : 9780744304787, 416 pages, March 2022
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780744305265, March 2022
Paperback : 9780744305258, 416 pages, March 2023
Paperback (Large print edition) : 9780744305234, 576 pages, March 2022
Audiobook (Unabridged edition) : 9780744305319, March 2022

Although told to stand down now that the Chechen rebel who killed her fiancé is dead, Maggie Jenkins follows the assassin’s cold trail convinced it will lead to a terrorist plot, only to realize Maggie herself is the target.


Revenge knows no deadline.
Although told to stand down now that the Chechen rebel who killed her fiancé is dead, CIA analyst Maggie Jenkins believes otherwise and goes rogue to track down the assassin. Soon it becomes clear that failure to find Zara will have repercussions far beyond the personal, as Maggie uncovers plans for a horrific attack on innocent Americans. Zara is the new face of terrorism–someone who doesn’t fit the profile, who can slip undetected from attack to attack, and who’s intent on pursuing a personal vendetta at any cost.

Chasing Zara from Russia to the war-torn streets of Chechnya, to London, and finally, to the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Maggie risks her life to stop a deadly plot.


“Ouellette, herself a former intelligence analyst for the CIA, imbues the exciting action with authenticity. Readers will want to see more of the wily Maggie . . .” —Publishers Weekly

The Wayward Assassin is one of the best books I’ve read this year. The action is gripping, the plot full of twists and turns [that] draws you into a roller coaster ride. A must read that should be on every thriller fan’s bookshelf. Ouellette has hit this one out of the park.” The Strand Magazine

“VERDICT An enjoyable spy thriller from an authentic source.” Library Journal