OVERRIDE

Lethal Secrets

Pete Earley

Forge Books

It was thought that during the height of tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States, the KGB may have cleverly smuggled a nuclear bomb into the very heart of Washington D.C. In Pete Earley's new thriller, Lethal Secrets, this bomb is in the hands of a band of Chechen rebels, lead by an insane terrorist, Movladi 'the Viper' Islamov, who's threatening to detonate it unless his demands are met.
The fate of the city rests in the hands of a disgraced deputy U.S. Marshal, Wyatt Conway, who is reluctantly called into action by his FBI and CIA rivals because he was once a friend of Islamov's, before the freedom fighter turned into an international terrorist.
But to stop Islamov, Conway must trust Vladimir Khrenkov, a possibly corrupt Russian intelligence agent, and Kimberly Lodge, a skeptical CIA beauty. Conway suspects Khrenkov of being the man who executed a top Russian mobster that Conway was protecting in federal witness protection program. And the CIA's Lodge isn't all that certain Conway is capable of outwitting the terrorists and protecting the capital of the free world.
With time running out, Conway must find a way to manipulate and expose Khrenkov, keep Lodge and her bureaucratic cronies off his back, and prevent Islamov from igniting the spark for Armageddon.

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Lethal Secrets
PART I150 YEARS LATER, NEW YORK CITY 
 
 
"Er, uh, would you like to go for coffee?" he asked, lingering near the door of their college economics classroom."Not today," she said. "But maybe some other morning."She stepped by him into the crowded hallway. He was an American, and although she had lived in Brooklyn for five years, she still felt uncomfortable whenever she socialized with non-Russians. Still, he was handsome and seemed polite. He sat behind her every Tuesday and Thursday morning in the lecture hall. It was an easy class for her. She'd always
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"Pete Early imagines the unimaginable and delivers a very chilling and much too believable story of nuclear Armageddon. . . . A wonderful blend of fact and fiction, Lethal Secrets is scary enough to make you seek out those old public air raid shelters."---Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author of Night Fall

"Lethal Secrets made my hair stand lethally on end and put my pulse at DefCon One. You'll be up all night with nitroglycerin tablets on the bedstand. You'll need them. Pete Earley proves he's a master of thrills and chills."--Doug Preston, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Brimstone and Relic

"Pete Earley goes to Condition Red on page one, and never lets up in this absorbing thriller of nuclear terror! With rich characters, fast pace and exotic locale's, Lethal Secrets sweeps you on with one surprise after another."---Walter J. Boyne, New York Times bestselling of Operation Iraqi Freedom

"The ultimate 'sleeper agent.' Lethal-and beleivable-terror."--Barbara D'Amato, Edgar Award-winning author of Death of a Thousand Cuts

"Pete Earley is a major talent."-Stephen Coonts

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Pete Earley

  • Pete Earley is a former Washington Post reporter and winner of the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar for Best Fact Crime Book in 1996 for Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town. His book, which also won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, helped free an innocent man from Alabama's death row. Earley's account of the John Walker spy ring, Family of Spies, was a New York Times bestseller and CBS mini-series. The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison was a national bestseller and was based on a year that Earley spent inside a maximum security federal prison as an author.

    Born in Arizona, Earley was reared in Colorado and worked for newspapers in Kansas and Oklahoma before moving to the Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C., where he lives with his wife, Patti. They have seven children.
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Lethal Secrets

Pete Earley

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