Agent X by Noah Boyd

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“Vail is in the mold of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher and Robert Crais’s Joe Pike….This guy has movie written all over him.”
Chicago Sun-Times


“Fans of Sam Spade and Jack Reacher will feel right at home with this new tough guy.”
Boston Globe


“We have a new American hero in Steve Vail.”

—Patricia Cornwell


Steve Vail, former discarded covert operative and the FBI’s new go-to guy for the toughest jobs, returns in Agent X—the pulse-pounding follow-up to the explosive New York Times bestselling debut thriller by Noah Boyd, The Bricklayer. A former FBI agent himself, author Boyd pulls out all the stops in Agent X—as “the Bricklayer” hunts down an elusive Russian spy in a taut and authentic thriller that rivals the very best of Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Robert Ludlum.


About Noah Boyd

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Noah Boyd is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Bricklayer and a former FBI agent who spent more than twenty years working some of the Bureau's toughest investigations, including the Green River Killer case and the Highland Park Strangler case (which he's credited with solving). He currently works on cold cases when he's not writing. He lives in New England.
Published February 8, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 485 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Those pesky Russian spies are at it again. So is Steve Vail (The Bricklayer, 2010).

Jan 25 2011 | Read Full Review of Agent X

Publishers Weekly

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The pseudonymous Boyd's second thriller featuring Steve Vail, a Chicago bricklayer and former FBI agent, suffers from the same defects as its predecessor, The Bricklayer—a flat central character, a nu

Dec 06 2010 | Read Full Review of Agent X

New York Journal of Books

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And as Noah Boyd continues to flesh out more of Steve Vail, the man, I foresee a long series of thrillers in which Vail continues to confound his FBI handlers, most of which include a love-hate relationship with this over the top investigator.

Feb 08 2011 | Read Full Review of Agent X

BC Books

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A suspenseful and adventurous spy thriller, featuring the Bricklayer.

Mar 12 2011 | Read Full Review of Agent X

Denver Post

Vail, a disgruntled former FBI agent who preferred the building trade to the bureau's red tape, agreed to help his old employer if he answered only to the director and had no interference.

Mar 09 2011 | Read Full Review of Agent X

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