Father Night by Eric Van Lustbader
A Jack McClure Novel (Jack Mcclure/Alli Carson)

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New from Eric Van Lustbader, the author of The Bourne Legacy and The Bourne Betrayal, comes Father Night, the thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Jack McClure series.

A tidal wave of reform is sweeping across the Middle East. Many lurk in the shadows, eager to seize power--giants of a vast criminal underworld, fueled by revenge and vengeance. Their wars know no end.  Their power knows no bounds.

At the center of it all are two men who are inches away from holding the world in their hands: one is known as Dyadya Gourdjiev and the other is known only as the Syrian.

Department of Defense special agent Jack McClure has followed this trail of shadows and lies right into the arms of Gourdjiev’s alluring, powerful granddaughter, Annika Dementiev. The lovers are in Moscow when news of Dyadya’s failing health draws a slew of vultures--circling, anxious to seize the empire of secrets he spent a lifetime building. Jack and Annika find themselves locked in battle to ensure his safety…but when it comes to Dyadya, nothing is as it seems.

Alli Carson, the child of a dead US president, has become Jack’s surrogate daughter. While Jack is in Russia, Alli is targeted by a cyber-stalker who knows more about her than anyone should. With no one to trust but her friend, Vera Bard, Alli is determined to discover the truth, but her path forces her to come face-to-face with the nightmarish terror of her past.

As these two stories play out, Secretary of Defense Dennis Paull, with the help of detectives Nona Hendryx and Alan Frain, follows a trail of lies, corruption, and secret pacts that begins with Washington D.C.’s Head of Detectives.

All paths collide at the feet of one man, an old legend adapting to an ever-changing landscape… a man history might have forsaken, but whose heinous evil is still very much alive: Father Night.

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About Eric Van Lustbader

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Eric Van Lustbader is the author of more than 25 international bestsellers, including The Testament and the three most recent Jason Bourne novels: The Bourne Legacy, The Bourne Betrayal and The Bourne Sanction.  His books have been translated into over 20 languages.  He and his wife, author Victoria Lustbader, live in New York City and Long Island. Follow him online at ericvanlustbader.com, Facebook.com/eric.v.lustbader, and on Twitter at @EVanLustbader.
Published September 18, 2012 by Forge Books. 464 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Alli Carson, the previous president’s daughter fresh from being rescued by McClure, is training at “Fearington, one of the prime secret service training centers.” The deceased president’s older brother, crooked business tycoon Henry Holt Carson, has Crawford knotted up in corruption.

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More is less in bestseller Lustbader’s fourth globe-trotting thriller to feature former national security adviser Jack McClure (after 2011’s Blood Trust).

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One is known as Dadya Gourdiev, the other is an underworld mystery, known only as the Syrian.

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“An eye for an eye will make the world go blind.” Those infamous words spoken by the late Mahatma Gandhi prove to be quite prophetic as they open the latest novel by espionage writer Eric Van Lustbader.

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Hero with invincible fighting skills and irresistible charm: check Multiple exotic locations without too much detailed description: check Gratuitous sex: check Fighting: check More fighting, gunfire and assorted explosions: check Credible plot: And that nicely flags the problem.

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Review: Since the death of her father President Carson, Alli has become the surrogate daughter of Jack McClure, Special Agent in the Department of Defense.

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