Stephen Coonts goes from strength to strength - SAUCER, LIBERTY and WAGES OF SIN all confirmed his place in the big league Tommy Carmellini is a younger and sexier character, giving Coonts' novels a bolder and more cocksure feel With every novel Steve is tackling larger and larger themes and doesn't shrink from topicality. He is rapidly establishing himself as a thoughtful as well as an action-packed writer 'Stephen Coonts just keeps getting better' Tom Clancy 'Coonts regularly pulls of one of the trickiest feats of thriller writing - combining convincing action, drama and high tension with humour, but without descending to a flippant disregard for human life and morality' Guardian
Stephen Coonts is a veteran naval aviator who flew combat missions during the Vietnam War. His previous novels have been worldwide bestsellers. A former attorney, he lives with his family in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In bestseller Coonts's assured new international thriller, Tommy Carmellini, the sardonic, laid-back CIA agent who became a star in 2004's Liars & Thieves, gets a shot at the big time in his second featured outing when he's asked to drop his routine work and help find out why the director of French intelligence is making large, secret investments in the Bank of Palestine. Tommy wonders if he's the right man for the job; his own espionage experience in France is limited to being "assistant passport officer at the embassy." When his controller tells him that the new head of European Ops asked for Tommy by name, it turns out to be the unretired Jake Grafton (the longtime star of his own Coonts series), described by Carmellini as "the toughest son of a bitch wearing shoe leather." With support from Grafton; an enigmatic, seductive CIA agent, Sarah Houston; and a nifty little electronic weapon that Coonts says is really being tested, Tommy zeroes in on the high-level traitor who could do him and the world a lot of damage. (July) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
(See Prepub Alert, LJ 3/15/06) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.