By Brad Thor
After a CIA agent mysteriously dies abroad, his best asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying declare. There’s only one problem—no one is familiar with if she will be able to be trusted.
But whilst six trade scholars move lacking, plane passengers exchange locations, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a perilous chain of occasions is decided in motion.
With the USA dealing with an drawing close and devastating assault, America’s new president needs to flip to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to assist perform of the main risky operations within the country’s history.
Code-named "Gold Dust" and "Blackbird," they're shrouded in absolute secrecy as both of them, if came across, will represent an act of conflict.
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Not that a Western District midnight shift is the world’s toughest audience; you don’t ride a radio car for any length of time in Sector 1 or 2 without cultivating a diseased sense of humor. ” asks Landsman. ” “Fuck no,” says a uniform. ” Ten-seven. The police communication code for “out of service” artlessly applied to a human life. Beautiful. Pellegrini smiles, content in the knowledge that nothing in this world can come between a cop and his attitude. ” asks Landsman. ” Pellegrini watches Landsman straddle the body, one foot on either side of the dead man’s waist, and begin tugging violently at the sweatpants.
Pellegrini comes out of the coffee room and closes the door. ” “She didn’t see it,” says Pellegrini. ” “Take the statement from your girl,” says Landsman, bumming a cigarette from his detective. ” Pellegrini returns to the coffee room and Landsman slumps into a desk chair. Cigarette smoke slips from the side of his mouth. “Fuck this,” says Jay Landsman to no one in particular. ” And so a graceless, nocturnal ballet resumes, with witnesses gliding past one another beneath the washed-out glare of tube lighting, each flanked by a tired, impassive detective cradling black coffee and enough blank statement forms to record the next round of half-truths.
A red-ball case can mean twenty-hour days and constant reports to the entire chain of command; it can become a special detail, with detectives pulled out of the regular rotation and other cases put on indefinite hold. If the effort results in an arrest, then the detective, his sergeant, and his shift lieutenant can rest easy until the next major case, knowing that their captain’s ear will not be gnawed upon by the colonel, who is no longer worried about turning his back on the deputy, who at this very moment is on the phone to City Hall telling Hizzoner that all is well in the harbor town.
Act of War by Brad Thor