Only Greg Rucka, the thriller genreas most fearless writer, would dare create a spy so edgy, so explosive, so extreme, she should be rated X. Tara Chace was once the most dangerous woman alive. And now that the international spy network thinks sheas as good as dead, sheas even more dangerous than ever. Only one thing could coax Tara back into the game: a chance to vindicate herself. The torture and execution of Dina Malikov has set off a cutthroat grab for power in strategically crucial Uzbekistan. Taraas job is to slip into the country and extract Dinaas pro-Western husband and their young son before they are murderedaby his ruthless sister. But there are a couple of wild cards in the deck, including a missing mobile weapons system that can bring down a commercial airliner, not to mention powerful political careers. Now, as she vanishes into hostile territory with a man who may or may not be what he seems, Tara is going to find out that the war on terror is more terrifying than anyone knows. For in a battle where betrayal is a conventional weapon, loyalty is a weakness, and anyoneaeven a childais a legitimate target: itas every spy, every woman, for herself. Combine a thriller that defies every expectation with a heroine for whom nothing is out of bounds, and the result is Private Wars, a suspense novel so explosively realistic, it should be classified. From the Hardcover edition.She switched the dome light on and checked the manuals, not caring for the illumination, but not having any other choice. She had to be able to read. She found the fuse diagram, opened the door, and then, half inside the car, half out, removed the panel to the fuse box. ... It was heavy, perhaps thirty, maybe thirty- five kilos, and it took some muscling to get the edge of it past the lip of the trunk, propped upanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Bantam - 2005-10-25|