Inside Out by Barry Eisler
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Torture.
Ghost detainees.
And a massive cover-up that continues even today.
 
This is the propulsive thriller that only former CIA operative turned bestselling novelist Barry Eisler could write.
 
Marooned in a Manila jail after a bar fight fatality, black ops soldier Ben Treven gets a visit from his former commander, Colonel Scott Horton, who explains the price of Ben’s release: Find and eliminate Daniel Larison, a rogue operator from Ben’s unit who has stolen ninety-two torture tapes from the CIA and is using them to blackmail the U.S. government.

But other players are after the tapes, too, and to find Larison, Ben will have to survive CIA hit teams, Blackwater mercenaries, and the long reach of the White House. He’ll also have to find a way to handle Paula Lanier, a smart, sexy FBI agent who has her own reasons for wanting the tapes and is determined to get them before Ben does. With the stakes this high, everyone has an angle—everyone but Ben, who will have to find the right alliance if he wants to stay alive.
 
 

About Barry Eisler

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\Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, then worked as a technology lawyer and start-up executive in Silicon Valley and Japan, earning his black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center along the way. Eisler’s bestselling thrillers have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year, have been included in numerous “Best Of” lists, and have been translated into nearly twenty languages. Eisler lives in the San Francisco Bay area and, when he’s not writing novels, blogs about torture, civil liberties, and the rule of law.
 
Published January 9, 2014 by Ballantine Books. 365 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Political & Social Sciences, War, Erotica, Crime. Fiction

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Eisler (Fault Line, 2009, etc.) centers his latest thriller on iffy protagonist Ben Treven, a ruthless assassin with an angst-ridden past and a tendency to relentlessly overexplain the tools of his trade as he targets another killer.

Sep 22 2010 | Read Full Review of Inside Out: A Novel

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Scott “Hort” Horton, chief of Ben’s secret unit, “the absurdly blandly named Intelligence Support Activity.” Hort tried to have Ben killed in the last book, but no matter—in exchange for his release, Ben must hunt down fellow agent Daniel Larison, a rogue who’s demanding $100 millio...

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The tapes show extreme torture by the U.S. of captured terror suspects -- sanctioned by the office of the vice president -- and Horton has been delegated to find Larison and get the tapes returned.

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Review: After a collection of sensitive videotapes are stolen from the US government, and held for ransom — $100,000,000 in diamonds else they're posted online — undercover operative Ben Treven is assigned to retrieve them in Barry Eisler's political thriller Inside Out.

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