By the time Special Investigator Vin Cooper arrives at the murder scene–the sharkinfested waters off the Japanese coast–there’s little left of the victim to prove that his death wasn’t an accident. That’s what the military wants Cooper to believe, but he isn’t buying it. What kind of top secret project could the military be engaged in that would require the services of a foremost marine biologist and a genetic researcher? The ominous answer lies at the end of a trail of “accidental” deaths and presumed terrorist acts that leads Cooper to the ultimate showdown–with a secret shadow government convinced that its patriotic duty is to kill anyone who opposes it.
As shocking as today's headlines, this internationally bestselling thriller plunges readers into the revelation of a terrifying conspiracy that begins with a sniper's bullet on a routine patrol in Iraq...and leads all the way back to the White House-where the ultimate betrayal of trust is being played out....
Amid the dust, death, and chaos of Iraq, an American soldier on a routine patrol is killed by an unseen enemy. It's a tragedy but not a crime-until it's linked to the bizarre death of a decorated four-star general who happens to be the dead man's father...and the son-in-law of history's most feared and powerful U.S. vice president.
Major Vin Cooper of Air Force Special Investigations is the kind of loose cannon no commanding officer can completely control...or survive without. Cooper's a man whose capacity to absorb grief is matched only by his ability to dish it out. And this case-which will be either his most important or his last-has plenty of both.
Scarred by battle and a recent divorce, Cooper answers to no one but his own tough-as-nails female general. She knows there's no one as relentless, as insubordinate, and as effective in prying out the truth as Cooper-no matter where it leads or who it angers.
Reluctantly paired with Special Agent Anna Masters, Cooper begins his search at the scene of a suspicious crash at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. There they uncover a trail of inexplicable "accidental" deaths that leads from the war-ton streets of Baghdad to sex slavery in Latvia and a marriage that began in the White House Rose Garden and disintegrated into bitterness and infidelity. And with every step they take, Cooper and Masters come closer to the shocking truth about the biggest and most murderous lie of all.
From the Hardcover edition.
Twelve bones are missing.
When a U.S. colonel is found murdered in his Istanbul home, the grisliest detail is the one that links his murder to another that soon follows. To Special Agent Vin Cooper, it looks like theres a serial killer at large in Turkey.
But looks can be deceiving.
Onetime lovers, now the uneasiest of partners, Vin Cooper and Special Agent Anna Masters follow a trail of clues from Istanbul to Iraq and beyond. The victims were not selected at random. What looked like ritual was rife with clues. As evidence of a conspiracy snakes up the chain of command, these two seasoned special agents must dodge bullets, defuse bombs, and avoid being buried alive in their desperate effort to short-circuit a plan for world domination more audacious than they could ever have imagined.
TRAPPED IN THE CONGO JUNGLE. HUNTED BY AN UNSEEN ENEMY. Special Agent Vin Cooper has survived the deadliest job going: bodyguard to bent politicians in Afghanistan. Now, he's got the cushiest: babysitting a pair of hip-hop megastars as they're flown out to Rwanda to perform a sympathy gig for the US army. Most agents would kill for this assignment. Cooper will be lucky to get out alive. When their helicopter crash-lands in the Congo, Cooper must think fast. He's trapped in a snake-infested warzone. No radio. No supplies. Just two spoilt superstars that he's sworn to protect... and a sneaking suspicion that this was no accident. IT'S FIFTY MILES TO SAFETY.VIN COOPER WILL HAVE TO FIGHT FOR EVERY ONE OF THEM.
Vin Cooper is hunting for a kidnap victim.Meanwhile the CIA is hunting for a missing nuclear bomb. Special Agent Vin Cooper has just returned from an off-books mission in the Congo. Now he's caught up in something even more dangerous... An ex-air force colleague has been kidnapped. His severed hand, with a demand for five million dollars, has found its way to Cooper's door - and he has just twenty-one days to pay. Cooper must track the missing man's movements from a topless revue in Vegas, to the favelas of Brazil and finally to the pirate-patrolled waters off Somalia. Meanwhile, the CIA are searching for a stolen thermonuclear device. Suddenly, Cooper's quest to find his friend becomes a journey to the heart of a chilling conspiracy. A journey that Cooper might not survive...
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