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Now a National Bestseller!
What if the Russians really are colluding with Americans...on the left?
#1 New York Times bestselling author Newt Gingrich makes his return to political fiction with this rollicking tale of high-stakes international intrigue—the first book in a new, contemporary series, filled with adventure, betrayal, and politics—that captures the tensions and divides of America and the world today.
Valerie Mayberry is the FBI’s counterintelligence expert on domestic terrorism.
Brett Garrett is a dishonorably discharged ex-Navy SEAL, now a gun for hire, working as a security contractor in Eastern Europe.
When a high ranking Kremlin official must be smuggled out of Russia, Mayberry and Garrett are thrown together to exfiltrate him and preempt a deadly poisonous strike.
As these unlikely partners work to protect their human asset, their mission is threatened by domestic politics: leftist protests, congressional infighting, and a culture riven by hatred.
Collusion raises many of the most significant issues facing America in real life today. How big a threat is Russia? Are American leftist activists susceptible to influence from abroad? How far will our enemies go to disrupt our politics and weaken the nation? Can we trust the media to differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys?
Newt Gingrich and Pete Earley have entertained and educated readers with three previous works. From its explosive opening through several twists and turns to its heart-stopping end, Collusion is their most timely and powerful novel yet.
This overwrought political thriller from bestsellers Gingrich and Earley (the Major Brook Grant series) addresses all kinds of issues dominating the headlines, from domestic terrorism and Antifa to campus protests and fake news, but it mainly focuses on the danger posed by Russia and its Putin-like president, Vyachesian Kalugin. When terrorists break into the foreign ministry building in Kiev and shoot the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Stanford Thorpe, the dying Thorpe instructs former Navy SEAL Brett Garrett, a member of the ambassador's security detail, to remove a USB drive from his pocket and give it to U.S. president Randle Fitzgerald. Back in Washington, Garrett delivers the encrypted drive, which contains a message to Fitzgerald from a high-ranking Russian official who wants to defect. Meanwhile, FBI agent Valerie Mayberry goes undercover to get close to a person of interest, a wealthy 26-year-old American woman, who might have connections to the terrorist attack. Few characters rise above caricatures, and intrusive flashbacks and inside-the-Beltway information slow the plot. Fans of jingoistic action novels will best appreciate this one.