Introducing Blowback, a thrilling new espionage mystery through former CIA ops officer Valerie Plame and mystery author Sarah Lovett.
Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson is ultimately just about shooting Bhoot, the world’s most deadly overseas nuclear fingers broker. certainly one of her resources can provide explosive intel: Bhoot may be vacationing a mystery underground guns facility in Iran in exactly a couple of days. yet simply as Pierson is ready to get the power situation, an ambush leaves her informant lifeless. Now Pierson has ambitions: Bhoot and the asset’s sniper.
When all of the Agency’s assets aren’t adequate to guard her resources from Bhoot’s murderer, Pierson hazards going rogue and jeopardizing a fellow ops officer who's additionally her mystery lover. With on a daily basis, the strain of the manhunt mounts, forcing Pierson to place her conceal and career—and life—at danger. With rapid-cut shifts from eu capitals to Washington to the close to East, and with insider element that just a former secret agent may provide, Blowback marks the explosive starting to an exciting new sequence.
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You don’t glance so sizzling yourself,” he cracked blandly, examining her too good. “Maybe it’s time for that spa holiday. ” “Thanks for the end. ” She performed alongside, curious and prepared for an replace on Operation Ghost Hunt, but additionally cautious. Why was once he achieving out whilst nearly every person else at Headquarters had no challenge ignoring her? was once he on a fishing day trip? if that is so, fishing for . . . ? “My final ex-wife went on and on in regards to the Silver Door or the Copper Door,” Sid acknowledged, breaking into her concepts. “Think that’s the Golden Door, and I’ll booklet it ASAP,” she acknowledged. “But first, what’s the notice at the unhappy staff? ” SAD—the Agency’s designated actions Division—had been the 1st U. S. body of workers unit into Afghanistan after Sep 11; they’d long past in on horseback. “Are they able to movement once we get the geo-coordinates? ” Her speech speeded up as she all started asking in regards to the challenge, and she or he used to be startled while Sid tapped a small yellow notepad opposed to his computer screen. He acknowledged, “Forget the op and unhappy for the instant. I’ve been considering your shooter . . . ” He paused to drink whatever from a espresso cup. now not espresso, Vanessa was once rather yes. “So I cashed in a number of chits that I needed to burn up sooner than their expiration date. I fed the database what we had: MO, sniper, partial tattoo, Chechnya, et cetera. ” He drank back, this time spilling nearly transparent liquid down his chin. She driven her face with reference to the monitor. “Is this bus going someplace? ” He checked out her, his Groucho eyebrows twitching. “Smile, darlin’, I’m approximately to make you sing. ” “Screw you,” she acknowledged, yet she grinned again at him. Jesus, she needed to admit for the time being she was once thankful that someone, anyone, appeared satisfied to determine her, even an old-timer like Sid. “Europol has an open dossier, will be your shooter, your Chechen, and whether it is, they could attach him to no less than 3 different hits. ” Vanessa’s pulse kicked up, and all of sudden Sid didn’t look like such an old-timer. He driven his examining glasses up on his nostril, glancing at what she guessed have been his notes. “Spring 2011. The homicide of a Spanish prosecutor who was once going after smugglers excited by black nukes most likely associated with wager who? ” “Bhoot,” Vanessa murmured, “I do not forget that one . . . ” “Well, chances are you'll. the unlucky prosecutor was once shot within the open—outside the Gaudi in Barcelona. The date in this one is attention-grabbing: April first. ” Vanessa’s mouth became down. “April Fools’ Day . . . ” “April first, and as you most likely recognize, Vanessa, April 1, 1939, additionally occurs to mark the top of the Spanish Civil struggle. ” Sid pinched the bridge of his nostril, and his glasses slid even decrease so he gave the impression of a mad professor. “Then, months later, June 3rd, they’re lovely certain he was once in Moscow whilst an engineer operating at Sverdlovsk-forty-five used to be assassinated in entrance of his place of dwelling, I’m monitoring down numerous ballistics reports—but for 2 of those, the around was once the 7. 62×54R—the R status for Russian—168-grain, hollow-point boat tail. The Russian-made Dragunov, a deadly, very potent sniper rifle, makes use of this bullet.