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And a massive cover-up that continues even today.
Marooned in a Manila jail after a bar fight fatality, black ops soldier Ben Treven gets a visit from his former commander, Colonel Scott Horton, who explains the price of Ben’s release: find and eliminate Daniel Larison, a rogue operator from Ben’s unit who has stolen ninety-two torture tapes from the CIA and is using them to blackmail the U.S. government.
But other players are after the tapes, too, and to find Larison, Ben will have to survive CIA hit teams, Blackwater mercenaries, and the long reach of the White House. He’ll also have to find a way to handle Paula Lanier, a smart, sexy FBI agent who has her own reasons for wanting the tapes and is determined to get them before Ben does. With the stakes this high, everyone has an angle—everyone but Ben, who will have to find the right alliance if he wants to stay alive.
“A thrill-seeker’s book... Perhaps most interesting of all, the story is based on true events: 92 missing CIA interrogation tapes that allegedly included recordings of prisoners being tortured. Eisler’s latest offering doesn’t reinvent the genre, but it certainly pumps it full of adrenaline.” —The Daily Beast
“Page-turningly addictive, and a plot that owes much to the realities of modern-day America.”
—Andy Worthington, author of THE GUANTANAMO FILES
“Addictive... a microscope turned on the official policies of torture, extraordinary rendition, and the systematic ghosting of detainees.”
—Matthew Alexander, author of HOW TO BREAK A TERRORIST
“A white knuckle roller-coaster ride through the dark side...”
Eisler s rock-solid sequel to Fault Line finds black ops spy/assassin Ben Treven dealing with anger management problems that have landed him in a grim Filipino jail. To the rescue is his old boss, Col. Scott Hort Horton, chief of Ben s secret unit, the absurdly blandly named Intelligence Support Activity. Hort tried to have Ben killed in the last book, but no matter in exchange for his release, Ben must hunt down fellow agent Daniel Larison, a rogue who s demanding $100 million worth of uncut diamonds in exchange for 92 secret tapes showing extreme torture, instigated and sanctioned by the office of the U.S. vice president. Caught in this rapidly escalating disaster are various high-level government officials, all of whom are willing to do whatever it takes to keep the tapes from being revealed. The open ending promises to unite Ben with Eisler s other series hero, John Rain, a matchup that should prove to be thriller gold for anxiously awaiting readers. 10-city author tour.