The Valley of Shadows by Mark Terry
A Derek Stillwater Thriller

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A raid on a Pakistan Al-Qaeda cell recovers two laptops. When the computers' booby-traps are defused and the computers decrypted and translated, they indicate that Al-Qaeda has planned a series of simultaneous attacks in five U.S. cities involving potential dirty bombs, biological weapons and maybe even a nuclear weapon-on Election Day. Derek Stillwater, troubleshooter for the Department of Homeland Security, is assigned to a multi-jurisdictional Special Terrorism Activity Response Team (START) to locate the weapon and terrorists in Los Angeles and prevent the attack. They have two days. But as they close in on their targets, Derek begins to think that the intelligence they gathered is a sideshow to distract them from the real target-one of the two candidates for President of the United States.
 

About Mark Terry

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Mark is the author of the Derek Stillwater series, which includes The Devil's Pitchfork, The Serpent's Kiss, The Fallen, and several standalone novels. He is a contributing essayist in Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads. When not writing, Mark practices guitar, lifts weights, bikes, runs, and studies Sanchin-Ryu karate, in which he holds the level of black belt.
 
Published June 7, 2011 by Oceanview Publishing. 308 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Each team will go to those cities and consult and work with the various bureau and DHS offices in .

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In THE VALLEY OF SHADOWS, Terry has given readers just want they crave in a thriller: good plotting, realistic circumstances, and engaging characters.

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Review: US authorities learn of a terrorist plot to detonate bombs in five major US cities, and assign Homeland Security troubleshooter Derek Stillwater to a team tasked with identifying — and hopefully preventing — the threat to Los Angeles in The Valley of Shadows, the fourth mystery in this se...

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