Middle Man by David Rich
A Lieutenant Rollie Waters Novel

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The adventure unreels in first person from Waters’ point of view, and Rich uses a nifty narrative device...to flesh out the now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t machinations of the bad guys. Above-average action-adventure with a touch of noir. This one is good fun.
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David Rich—whose acclaimed debut, Caravan of Thieves, drew comparisons to Elmore Leonard, Robert Ludlum, and John le Carré—returns with a crime thriller featuring Lieutenant Rollie Waters.

Recruited into SHADE, the elite, covert group formed by the U.S. military, Rollie Waters must locate and retrieve the countless millions taken from Saddam’s cache during the Iraq War and shipped home in the coffins of dead soldiers. But when a sniper attacks the team, Rollie is forced to go undercover to solve the riddle of the graves and to apprehend the puppet master behind the whole plot.

Rollie’s own father, inveterate liar and charming con artist Dan Waters, was killed attempting to steal the first $25 million after stumbling across the conspiracy involving powerful military officers, would-be kings, and the very general who nearly destroyed Rollie during his last tour in Afghanistan.

Rollie’s undercover quest takes him from Houston and the self-proclaimed king of Kurdistan, to the treacherous, labyrinthine streets of Erbil, Iraq, and into the arms of a stunning, enigmatic woman whose motives he can’t discern. As a confirmed citizen of the fog, now more spy than soldier, Waters must uncover the man pulling the strings behind a backdrop of murder, deceit, and stolen fortune—before he disappears forever into the mist.
 

About David Rich

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DAVID RICH has sold screenplays to most of the major studios and to many smaller studios and production companies in the United States and Europe. He wrote the feature film Renegades, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Philips (released by Universal). Forsaking Los Angeles for small-town Connecticut, David turned his attention to fiction. Caravan of Thieves is the result.
 
Published August 29, 2013 by Signet. 321 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Jun 20 2013

The adventure unreels in first person from Waters’ point of view, and Rich uses a nifty narrative device...to flesh out the now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t machinations of the bad guys. Above-average action-adventure with a touch of noir. This one is good fun.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Jun 10 2013

Rollie’s frequent flashbacks to his childhood and his time fighting in Afghanistan drag down the plot...Not even a surprise action-packed ending elevates this muddled adventure.

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