Tommy Carmellini, a CIA operative who is unafraid to walk both sides of the law to attain his objective, uncovers a dark conspiracy that leads to the highest levels of the American government - and to a ruthless manipulator who will stop at nothing to keep a decades-old secret. Book opens as Carmellini is sent to post guard duty at a farmhouse in West Virginia's remote Allegheny Mountains. There, top government operatives are debriefing a star defector: the ultimate KGB insider, a man with records on every operation and every dirty trick the shadowy intelligence agency has ever run, from Lenin to Putin
Action, intrigue & suspense for Tommy Carnellini, ex-burglar & CIA operative. Sent to post guard duty at a farmhouse in West Virginia he finds the guards dead & a team of commandos killing everyone in sight. Tommy escapes with 1 survivor only to find himself in a life & death struggle that takes him to New York City & a presidential convention.
When the safest place in the world has become a killing ground...there's only one recourse....
"Coonts knows how to write and build suspense...this is the mark of a natural storyteller." - New York Times Book Review
Wow. Mix Tommy Carmellini and Admiral Jake Grafton into the intrigues and dangers of a presidential convention in New York City, add a dark secret from the past and you get a great book. I hated to put it down, even at 3:30 AM!!! Sleep won, but I was reading again with the first cup of coffee the next day.
Unafraid to walk both sides of the law to attain his goals, CIA operative Tommy Carmellini is sent to post guard duty at a farmhouse in West Virginia. When he arrives, he finds the guards shot dead and a ruthless team of American commandos killing everyone in sight. Carmellini escapes in a hail of bullets with what seems to be the sole survivor - a stunningly attractive translator, who then steals his car and abandons him after a deadly mountain car chase. But someone else survived the massacre -someone who holds the answeres to a deadly conspiracy.
Catapulted into a life-and-death struggle, Tommy must employ all his savvyand skill just to stay alive. But to find out who is hunting him and why, he'll need the help of retired Admiral Jake Grafton. Now they must learn to tell friend from foe as they fight their way through a poisonous wilderness of intrigue, all the way to a presidential convention in New York City---and to the surprising identity of someone standing on the verge of absolute power who has jeopardized the safety of the entire nation to prevent a dark secret from ever seeint the light of day..........