In this novel, Alexander J. Burns and his team are in possession of stolen classified, highly sensitive government records which they plan to negotiate a separate peace to be left alone. Raven is the continuation of Albatross of the Birds of Flight Series, a character driven, fast pace psychological thriller. Months after successfully compromising his former agency, the Foreign Intelligence Agency, the rogue counter terrorist specialist and his team are hiding off the grid in America and Europe. While hopeful but not naive, Burns accepts an offer by the FBI to negotiate the return of the classified data in return for amnesty for him and his friends to live in peace. Fully aware that the contents of the stolen records could destabilize the US government if ever made public, the FBI forms a team to bring Burns in from the cold. His former bosses have another plan: kill Burns and this group of "terrorists." After the first meeting with the FBI is bungled by the intelligence agency, Burns and his team come under attack both at home and abroad. As the FBI attempt to regroup and re-establish contact with Burns, pieces of covert, black operations carried out by the US against allies and enemies flood the world's media, becoming public for all to see. With everything at stake and nothing to lose, Burns is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice which changes all the lives he comes in contact with, including the geopolitical landscape. Confronted with trying to learn new ways to live and the need to return to old methods, Burns faces the age old question: "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"
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Published December 19, 2012
by Outskirts Press, Inc..
Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Crime.