River of Darkeness Author:James Grady From the inside front dust jacket, "James Grady's bestselling 'Six Days of the Condor' mesmerized readers with its fictional expose of ruthlessness in America's web of spies. Now Grady returns to the genre that made him famous. Fifteen years in the making, River of Darkness, is both a gripping thriller about an agent marked for death and a chi... more »lling look at what Grady - as a former investigative reporter for syndicated columnist Jack Anderson - has uncovered about the CIA's dirtiest tricks, most secret deals, and darkest of covert operations.
When he signed up with the CIA, secret agent Jud Stuart was already a legend in the Army's elite Special Forces. A master in the marital arts, escape and evasion, and safecracking, Jud became one of America's top spies. From early, open confrontations with America's enemies to conflicts are more oblique and lethal, he fought and lived in a dark underworld, sometimes going into cover so deep even the CIA couldn't track his sanction. The the superpower rivalry that had shaped Jud's life ended. He was left alone with his ghosts and his governments most closely guarded secrets...
Until someone decided it was time for Jud Stuart to die.
A fast furious pursuit through the shadows of American history and into the merciless depths of an intelligence network that harms as much as it protects. 'River of Darkenss' is a story as powerful as Grady's 'Six Days of the Condor'... and even more timely and real."« less