Glass Tiger by Joe Gores

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On the night, Gustave Wallberg is elected president of the United States; Halden Corwin murders his own daughter and her husband and disappears. Driven by nightmares and memories of what happened over forty years ago in Vietnam, Corwin's next target is the new President. Brendan Thorne, ex-Ranger, ex-sniper for a CIA front in Colombia, has foresworn violence and is living in Kenyawhen the FBI deports him back to the United States. They want him to track Corwin down. But Thorne won't have to kill anyone; a crack FBI team will take care of that. But when the plan doesn't go as described, Thorne discovers he can't trust anyone or anything he's been told. Drawn into a web of lies, ambitions, and double-crosses, Thorne must run for his life and, ultimately, stand and fight.

About Joe Gores

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Author of the DKA Files series, Joe Gores has won Edgar Awards for First Novel, Short Story, and Teleplay, and been nominated in the category of Best Novel. He lives in California.
Published January 1, 2006 by Harcourt. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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A computer search has convinced Wallberg and his advisors that the best person to stop a Corwin assassination attempt is someone whose attributes, personality and experience are so like the assassin’s that the nemesis is his mirror image: Thorne, of course.

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According to the administration, Corwin, a Vietnam veteran and expert marksman, brutally murdered his own daughter, and Wallberg's closest advisers decide that their best chance of thwarting an assassination attempt is to find Corwin's benevolent doppelgänger in the person of Brendan Thorne, a yo...

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What Thorne learns about Hal Corwin, his murdered daughter and his long-time companion, Janet Kestrel, and ultimately about the President himself, leads him into a web of lies, double-crosses and danger.

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