A secret peace with the Taliban. Complete U.S. troop withdrawal. Secured with a huge Central Asian oil deal. Virtually guaranteeing the re-election of a President. The backers will garner enormous wealth. CIA officer Harry Brennan's moral conscience compels him to get in the way of this plot. In doing so, he faces political enemies at home more dangerous than the terrorists who have kidnapped his daughter, Laurie. And her fate is tied to that of Russian spy Sergei Nemsky's daughter, Anya, in need of treatment for a rare disease. The two adversaries, drawing on their respective spycraft skills, form a secret and risky pact to save their daughters’ lives. Harry’s career takes off after he falls in love with politically powerful Washington socialite Camilla Loomis. But the resulting tension between his career and commitment to the truth compels Harry to balk and unilaterally take on the powerful men and women behind the pay-for-play scheme. Harry finds himself running for his life from the jihadists in Afghanistan, the Pakistani ISI and Predator drones in Yemen, a target of his own CIA…
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James Bruno’s thrillers PERMANENT INTERESTS and CHASM are Amazon Kindle bestsellers. The author has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, NPR and other national and international media. Mr. Bruno was a career diplomat with the U.S. State Department, a military intelligence analyst at the Pentagon and a news reporter. As the State Department’s Country Officer for Afghanistan, he worked with the Afghan mujahidin in their struggle to oust Soviet occupation troops.