Cobraville by Carsten Stroud
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A prophetic thriller from the author of Cuba Strait, Cobraville follows a covert CIA mission deep in the jungles of the Philippines during a savage civil war.
Cole Langan's five-man unit -- in country to repair what they have been led to believe is a vital NSA surveillance monitor -- instead finds itself caught up in a spiraling vortex of lies, spies, and traitors. When the unit collides -- disastrously -- with UN peacekeepers, the surviving CIA agents may face war-crimes trial at the International Criminal Court.
On the other side of the Earth, Cole's father, Senator Drew Langan, tries desperately to identify a shadowy group behind the betrayal of his son's CIA unit. An elusive German businessman leads Drew and his femme fatale bodyguard down a rabbit hole of intrigue and corruption that leads all the way to the highest levels of the United Nations.
Shot through with Stroud's grimly mordant sense of humor and painstakingly researched, Cobraville cuts deep into the harrowing reality of America's secret wars, in a cautionary book that ought to be read by every spymaster in D.C. and every apparatchik at the UN.
 

About Carsten Stroud

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Carsten Stroud is the author of the New York Times bestseller Close Pursuit and the award-winning Sniper's Moon, both set in the New York City Police Department. His critically acclaimed book, Black Water Transit, has been bought by Bruce Willis, with filming set to begin in March 2005. Stroud lives with his wife, writer and researcher Linda Mair, in Thunder Beach, on the Lake Huron shoreline.
 
Published December 1, 2006 by Pocket Books. 608 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Krugman won’t say, but as the mystery deepens—and as dangers mount for both father and son—Krugman himself comes under suspicion, giving rise at one point to a beleaguered secret agent’s legitimate complaint: “All of this is so damn convoluted.” Terrific with action scenes, but Stroud (Cuba Strai...

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(June) Forecast: Although Stroud isn't as high-profile as some others in his genre, a solid fan base, big numbers on Cuba Strait and continuing film adaptations—not to mention the coming Jerry Bruckheimer film based on Stroud's Deadly Force, starring Johnny Depp—should ensure success for this ...

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