By Stephen Coonts
Liars and Thieves is Stephen Coonts as you've by no means noticeable him before-a tale as chilling because it is unforgettable. Tommy Carmellini, a CIA operative who's unafraid to stroll each side of the legislations to realize his aim, uncovers a gloomy conspiracy that ends up in the top degrees of the yank government-and to a ruthless manipulator who will cease at not anything to maintain a decades-old secret.
Liars and Thieves opens as Carmellini is shipped to put up defend responsibility at a farmhouse in West Virginia's distant Allegheny Mountains, the place best executive operatives are debriefing a celebrity defector: the final word KGB insider, a guy with files on each operation and each soiled trick the shadowy intelligence service provider has ever run, from Lenin to Putin.
Carmellini arrives to discover the guards shot useless and a ruthless crew of commandos--American commandos--killing every person in sight, then surroundings the home on fireplace. He escapes in a hail of bullets with what seems the only survivor, a stunningly beautiful translator who then steals his vehicle, leaving behind him, after a dangerous mountain vehicle chase.
But another individual survived the bloodbath: the guy whose fractured reminiscence holds the KGB's such a lot embarrassing secrets and techniques, together with whatever for which an individual will kill to maintain it quiet. Carmellini groups up along with his mentor, Admiral Jake Grafton, and jointly they tune down the amnesiac defector. From there, the search is on as they develop into the objective of a deadly squad of killers who can purely be taking course from a person very as regards to the president.
From a bloody ambush at a complicated Virginia property, to assassinations at the decaying streets of internal urban Washington, to a makeshift secure condo at Grafton's Delaware summer time domestic, no position is outdoors the ruthless conspiracy's achieve.
Carmellini and Grafton needs to learn how to inform good friend from foe as they struggle their means via a toxic wasteland of intrigue, all of the approach to a presidential conference in ny City-and to the extraordinary id of somebody status at the verge of absolute strength who has jeopardized the protection of the whole country to avoid a depressing mystery from ever seeing the sunshine of day.
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