After the events of Blood Money, CIA case officer Bai Hsu is assigned to a high-security private school for what he’s told is an easy assignment. Just a few months after he arrives, a hostile operative with ties to North Korea tries to break in to a school event, with motives unknown.
As his investigation progresses, he unravels a plot that, if not stopped, will result in the untimely and murderous deaths of tens of millions of people. In order to stop the attack, Bai must recruit the one person he absolutely cannot trust in order to break into one of the most isolated, dangerous countries in the world.
Bai Tide is Bai’s greatest challenge yet. A mission that will take him from the windswept beaches of San Diego to a whiteout blizzard in the foothills of Pyongyang, and make him question everything he thought he knew about working in the field…and about himself.
“BAI TIDE is a classic spy tale with blisteringly original characters set against the up-tempo backdrop of North Korean-American relations. Erika Mitchell turns the Asian theater of operations into her personal literary playground for fashioning a no-holds-barred thriller that reads like a post-modern combination of Frederick Forsyth and John Le Carre with just enough Len Deighton sprinkled in for good measure. A thinking man’s, or woman’s, page turner that revs in the red from artful beginning to crafty climax.” —Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of Strong Darkness
“Bai Tide starts with a bang, then escalates. An intriguing espionage thriller with a protagonist who’s a cross between Bruce Lee and James Bond, it was pure entertainment from the beaches of San Diego to the snow covered North Korea countryside. Devoured it in a sitting. I’m looking forward to more sleepless nights from Erika Mitchell.” — Robert Dugoni, NY Times and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of My Sister’s Grave
“High octane action combined with the slow burn of great, unforgettable characters. The kind of book that demands to be read in a single long burst. Almost impossible to put down. This one will be on your mind long after you’ve finished it.” —Ted Kosmatka, 2010 Asimov’s Readers’ Choice Award-winning author of Prophet of Bones.
“Now, my expertise in espionage genre is limited. While I love the James Bond movies (especially the ones with Daniel Craig) and TV shows like Burn Notice and Chuck, I’ve never really read any books from this particular genre. After reading this one, I think that is going to change.” –Amanda Miller, A Bookaholic’s Fix
“Her writing is spectacular, gripping, and worth all the time spent living in the world she constructs.” —Literature Typeface
“Recommended for those who enjoy a fast-paced thriller, and especially for anyone who read and enjoyed Blood Money. Mitchell does a wonderful job of balancing the humanity of the story with exactly the right pacing to keep the reader’s interest.” —Dwell in Possibility