The Venetian Judgment

The Venetian Judgment

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Deception in the CIA, historical intrigue, and blood in the streets—Micah Dalton returns in the stunning new novel by the New York Times–bestselling author. W inter in Venice and a killing frost has cut deep into CIA cleaner Micah Dalton’s heart as he heads out into the night to erase the last members of the Serbian gang who shot his lover, a hand-to-hand vendetta Dalton does not intend to survive. And he might not have, if a mysterious jade box containing a stainless steel glasscutter had not arrived at his villa. The glasscutter has powerful meaning for only a select few people high up inside the American intelligence establishment. The box, and the dangerous message it contains, triggers a global search for a possible mole within the upper echelons of the CIA itself, a pursuit that takes Dalton from Venice to Santorini to Istanbul, where he collides with a shadowy group of spies determined to prevent the discovery of a plot that could paralyze America’s most critical intelligence operations around the world. Through airborne firefights above the Sea of Marmora, a harrowing sea chase up the Straits of the Bosphorus, and then halfway across the globe to a violent confrontation in the mangrove swamps of Florida’s Emerald Coast, Dalton and his associate—the half-American, half-English aristocrat Mandy Pownall—risk their lives and possibly their sanity in a desperate hunt for the architects of a cunningly deceptive espionage offensive mounted by one of America’s most subtle and ancient enemies. Intelligent, sophisticated, and filled with pulsing suspense, The Venetian Judgmentis a brilliant thriller from a master craftsman.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2009.
ISBN: 9780399155734
Branch Call Number: STONE D
Characteristics: 420 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


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ChristchurchLib Jan 14, 2013

"Micah Dalton is a CIA cleaner - the guy who, if something goes wrong, cleans up the mess no matter how bad it is (much like Jonathan Quinn in Brett Battles' The Cleaner, though Quinn's a freelancer). Though the novel starts with a scene of graphic, bloody revenge, it moves on to the hunt for a mole high up in the CIA's ranks. Written pseudonymously by a veteran intelligence insider, this adrenaline-fueled thriller offers "tough characters, terse dialogue, and two-fisted action," says Booklist, which concludes by claiming it to be a "must-read." January 2013 Thrillers and Suspense Newsletter


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