Cold Shot

Cold Shot

Book - 2014
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This ingenious thriller follows two CIA analysts on the hunt for a dangerous Iranian nuclear scientist hell-bent on building a bomb right on America's doorstep.
The USS "Vicksburg" is returning home when the crew comes upon a lifeboat bearing a dead Somali pirate who shows signs of torture. Questions immediately arise: Who is this man, and which ship did he come from? Who tortured him? Soon Red Cell analysts Kyra Stryker and Jonathan Burke have traced the dead man back to an Iranian ship currently bound for Venezuela--and the ship appears to have dangerous, radioactive cargo on board.
The Iranians' plan quickly becomes clear--they're building a nuclear bomb in politically unstable Venezuela, away from the UN's prying eyes. Stryker and Burke must tread carefully, though, because diplomacy in Venezuela is tricky at best. A civil war is at stake if word gets out. Can they stop the Iranians before it's too late?
From current CIA analyst and Red Cell think tank veteran Mark Henshaw, "Cold Shot" is a fascinating, thrilling, and richly detailed journey into the intelligence world that only a true insider could create.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476745602
9781476745572
Characteristics: 398 pages ; 24 cm.

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Everyone makes mistakes. You just have to find them.

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AlmadenAFS
Jun 22, 2014

Good follow up to Red Cell. This book is a fast read. Henshaw leaves open for a third book.

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