Burned

Burned


Format
ePub
Price
$12.99
 
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9780698175365
  • 368 Pages
  • Blue Rider Press
  • Adult

Overview

Former CIA officer Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett, authors of the “tense spy thriller”* Blowback, return with a globe-hopping, nerve-shattering new novel featuring covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson.

When Vanessa narrowly escapes a devastating explosion at the Louvre, she suspects the notorious nuclear arms dealer Bhoot was behind the attack. But after staking her career on capturing the madman, it seems a new and even greater threat has emerged.

A previously unknown militant group claims responsibility for the bombing and promises even greater carnage. Bhoot himself contacts Vanessa to confirm that a miniaturized nuclear device may have fallen into hands more dangerous than his own.   

As Vanessa’s investigation leads her to the real terrorists’ plans, she finds herself drawn into a perilous alliance with one of the world’s most dangerous criminals—a man who has become her darkest obsession . . . and perhaps her savior.
 

Praise

Praise for BLOWBACK

“A high-octane tale of deception.” –Entertainment Weekly

“A tense spy thriller, with a smart, sexy heroine, international danger and yes, a love interest…. [Blowback] reads like Clancy, Cussler, or Ludlum…Destined to become another great part of American literary fiction.” –The Huffington Post

“A classic spy tale.” –The Daily Beast

“A fine, fast-moving spy saga…. Pierson emerges as a smart, sexy action hero, a kind of James Bond with high heels, short skirts and a Glock in her purse….Check out this seductive spy; she’s likely to be around for a while.” The Washington Post

“I couldn’t put it down! Blowback is beautifully written, incredibly well-informed and an amazing treatment of profound female courage. This is not even a genre I follow—but this book transcends genre.” –Naomi Wolf

A tightly wound, vigorously deployed thriller echoing the real-life stories of CIA agents and their enemies.” Library Journal (starred)

“Propulsive and accurate.” Salon

Want to read a thriller about the real CIA and how it actually works? Then dive into this corker from former agent Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett.” —James Patterson

“Great storytelling, real insider authenticity, and above all a fascinating main character in Vanessa Pierson. And maybe those initials are not a coincidence—sometimes fiction can reveal things that nonfiction can’t.” —Lee Child

“Plame and Lovett have hit a home run in their fiction debut…. Blowback is an outstanding addition to the thriller genre and ushers in a writing team that I hope will enthrall us for years to come.” —David Baldacci

“One wild ride, a riveting cat-and-mouse game set within the world of international terrorism, covert operations, blackmarket WMDs, and brutal assassinations. Plame and Lovett know their stuff cold and have written a realistic, vivid, fast moving story full of shocking twists and unexpected turns. This is truly an epic thriller–the first in what promises to be a fantastic series. I highly recommend it.” —Douglas Preston
 
Blowback is a stunning debut novel by former CIA agent Valerie Plame and suspense writer Sarah Lovett—a thriller rich with international intrigue and details of spycraft and secret ops that only an insider could bring to the genre. It’s a well-told tale of high stakes and lives on the line, starring a brilliant, edgy protagonist I can’t wait to see more of. A powerful read.” —Linda Fairstein

“With an alpha female heroine and a plot as familiar as her own backyard, Blowback is a stunning debut. Here’s to many more.” –Steve Berry

Series

A Vanessa Pierson Novel
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