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The Operative
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In this riveting thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Exile, a bloodbath on home soil launches one man into a world-spanning hunt for answers—revealing implications for the United States that are too terrible to imagine—and too real to ignore . . .

Finally settling into a peaceful life after more than a deCAe on the deadly front lines of the war on terror, Ryan Kealey believes he's put danger behind him—and some of his demons to rest. But his calm is shattered when he's swept into a highly organized and merciless terror attack during a charity gala in downtown Baltimore.

Dozens are dead and critically injured, including the wife of CIA Deputy Director John Harper, whose investigation of the ambush is hampered by suspicion that one or more intelligence agencies has been compromised. With normal channels obstructed, Harper turns to Kealey, the one man with the resources, expertise—and freedom from government interference—to pursue the awful truth.

Following a string of secrets and violence, Kealey blazes a trail from the confines of the innermost chambers of government and big business to the dimmest reaches of the human psyche, forced to match wits with a new nemesis aided by new allies, each with his or her own agenda. Slowly, Kealey unspools an unimaginable conspiracy that suggests America may in fact be its own worst enemy.

With page after page of unrelenting action and explosive revelations, The Operative blends political deception and global intrigue at their highest levels with covert psychological manipulations at their deepest and most devastating.

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Andrew Britton. (2012). The Operative. Kensington Publishing Corp.

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Finally settling into a peaceful life after more than a deCAe on the deadly front lines of the war on terror, Ryan Kealey believes he's put danger behind him—and some of his demons to rest. But his calm is shattered when he's swept into a highly organized and merciless terror attack during a charity gala in downtown Baltimore.

Dozens are dead and critically injured, including the wife of CIA Deputy Director John Harper, whose investigation of the ambush is hampered by suspicion that one or more intelligence agencies has been compromised. With normal channels obstructed, Harper turns to Kealey, the one man with the resources, expertise—and freedom from government...

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Finally settling into a peaceful life after more than a deCAe on the deadly front lines of the war on terror, Ryan Kealey believes he's put danger behind him—and some of his demons to rest. But his calm is shattered when he's swept into a highly organized and merciless terror attack during a charity gala in downtown Baltimore.

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Following a string of secrets and violence, Kealey blazes a trail from the confines of the innermost chambers of government and big business to the dimmest reaches of the human psyche, forced to match wits with a new nemesis aided by new allies, each with his or her own agenda. Slowly, Kealey unspools an unimaginable conspiracy that suggests America may in fact be its own worst enemy.

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        May 28, 2012
        Breakneck pacing compensates for lackluster prose in bestseller Britton’s two-fisted fifth thriller featuring ex-CIA agent Ryan Kealey (after 2010’s The Exile). When a terrorist bomb kills and injures dozens at a charity gala at the Baltimore (Md.) Convention Center, including the event’s keynote speaker, the wife of CIA deputy director John Harper, Harper asks Kealey to investigate. Kealey and his allies in the U.S. intelligence community soon figure out that the attack on Baltimore is but the opening salvo in a much wider plot that could lay waste to much of America. What could have been a paean to the utility of independent, borderline rogue agents becomes instead a morality tale about where unchecked idealism can lead. Britton’s ultimate championing of the rule of law and its checks and balances stands out in a field overpopulated by enthusiastically brutal protagonists and overworked ticking time-bomb scenarios. Agent: John Talbot, Talbot Fortune Agency.

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