David Hagberg's New York Times bestselling Kirk McGarvey series continues in Flash Points, the action-packed thriller about a plot to lead a president towards impeachment
Retired CIA assassin Kirk McGarvey is taking a much needed break. Then a bomb in his car explodes just as he's leaving the vehicle. He barely escapes with his life.
The men who went after McGarvey are also after the President of the United States. A controversial candidate, he has just won a heated, heavily contested presidential election. Now his enemies are determined to push him out of office. These men hire a contractor to set up three terrorist assaults in the US as well as other attacks around the globe in hopes of driving him from office. These strikes are at flash points so critical they could incite all-out nuclear war.
But the president’s enemies have not reckoned on Kirk McGarvey. He has survived their attempt on his life, and he is determined to hunt them down and stop them at all costs.
They made a mistake in going after the CIA’s #1 assassin.
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Early in Edgar-finalist Hagberg's well-plotted, lightning-quick 22nd novel featuring superspy Kirk McGarvey (after 2017's Tower Down), McGarvey, who's been teaching philosophy at a "semi-private ultra-liberal and prestigious small college" in Sarasota, Fla., is about to climb into his '56 Porsche Speedster when he senses something wrong. He's lucky to survive the ensuing explosion. As McGarvey and his team of Pete Boylan (his girlfriend and super badass agent in her own right) and CIA computer wizard Otto Rencke dig deeper, they realize that the murder attempt is only one element in a complex plot being carried out by McGarvey's nemesis, ruthless assassin Kamal al-Daran. But who's behind the plot? And, even more disturbing, are there two parallel terrorist schemes in the works? One of these could lead directly to the inner circle of U.S. president T. Wallace Weaver, whose impulsive behavior has alienated historic allies and provoked the ire of nations armed with nuclear weapons, and whose simplistic notions of immigration control have divided the country. Hagberg provides some entertaining and at times squeamishly realistic new twists on the terrorist threat.