Like most works of fiction, this is one that began with a “what if.” What if, I wondered after the last presidential race, what if a small handful of CIA agents who investigated Russian hacking, were outraged by the blatant interference in America’s democratic process? What if those agents were …

A billionaire businessman runs for President. A US intelligence agency tampers with the election. Email hacking, secret ties to Russian oil, threats to journalists . . . This intelligent spy novel, published months before the 2016 election, predicted it all. High Hand is a “master political thriller” (Nancy Barnes, Houston …