The Rat Machine by Kent Harrington

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KENT HARRINGTON, master storyteller, author of The Good Physician, Red Jungle, Dia De Los Muertos and other classic thrillers, tells an explosive tale in his latest work, THE RAT MACHINE.

Set in 1980, The Rat Machine travels to Los Angeles, Palermo, London and Mexico with Alex Law and Butch Nickels (The Good Physician, The American Boys) in their first assignment as newly-minted CIA officers and partners.
The two are sent into the Los Angeles underworld to pose as heroin dealers for reasons that are, at first, unclear to them. What they discover is a highly organized criminal enterprise spanning the globe with long-standing connections to Western Intelligence agencies-and some very nasty characters. The two friends must fight, not only to stay alive, but to keep from being corrupted themselves.

The Rat Machine, based on historical facts, weaves a complex story of the International Heroin Trade, the Sicilian Mafia, and the use of ex-Nazi spy rings by Western Intelligence services during the Cold War-this story cuts deep.
The novel is the first book in a planned three-part Rat Machine series.

About Kent Harrington

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Kent Harrington is a fourth-generation San Franciscan and a graduate of San Francisco State University. He recently returned from an extended trip to Central America and is currently working on a novel about Guatemala. He lives in Northern California.
Published October 30, 2012 by Market Street Books. 576 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Crime. Fiction

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CIA operatives Alex Law and Butch Nickels, previously paired in Harrington’s The Good Physician (2008), begin their association in this sprawling, cynical thriller that opens in 1980 and includes a ba

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