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Beloved Enemy

Beloved Enemy

A Jack McClure Novel

Jack McClure/Alli Carson Novels (Volume 5)

Eric Van Lustbader

Forge Books

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New from Eric Van Lustbader, the author of The Bourne Legacy and The Bourne Betrayal, comes Beloved Enemy, the thrilling fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Jack McClure series.

In the stunning follow up to Father Night, Jack McClure faces a choice: help the woman he loves, or destroy her as the enemy she is.

Shortly after McClure leaves a late night meeting with Dennis Paull, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Paull is found-shot dead. The President is furious but equally frightened of a scandal, since Jack McClure is one of their own-an operative and Paull's friend. Who will protect the country if even McClure cannot be trusted?

With top officials in the CIA and FBI after him, McClure, still devastated over his friend's death, goes on the run. Someone framed him for Paull's murder, possibly to prevent him from accomplishing Paull's last request-a task vital to U.S. National Security. Someone in the intelligence community has gone rogue and is reporting to The Syrian, one of the most cruel, aggressive terrorists McClure and Paull have ever come across. McClure has been charged with securing the name of the mole, but when Paull's informant goes missing, McClure realizes his mission has only begun.

Jack may be setting off after a mole, but he knows that ultimately he will have to confront The Syrian. Which also means confronting The Syrian's lover, Annika Dementieva, the woman Jack once loved and lost.

On a quest to find the mole before cloaked agents around the world are exposed and murdered, Jack will soon find himself facing his own beloved enemy...

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"I CAUGHT him on the rooftop, diagonally across from the club. It was twilight, the best time, in my opinion, for sniper work, so I was lucky. I admit that. I was also pretty pissed off: a fucking sniper at...

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Praise for Beloved Enemy

“Rarely have I read a book that grabs you so fast in the opening scene, then keeps up the pace until the very last page.” —Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Sleeping Doll, on First Daughter

“A terrific story, swift-moving and thought-provoking, but told with a depth and tenderness that will last long after you have closed the final page.” —Anne Perry, New York Times bestselling author of At Some Disputed Barricade, on Last Snow

“Lustbader is an automatic buy-today-read-tonight author for me--and should be for you.” —Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of 61 Hours

“One of the great thriller authors.” —Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Vanished

“A master who knows how to manipulate the reader in fiendishly exciting ways.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Venetian Betrayal

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About the author

Eric Van Lustbader

ERIC VAN LUSTBADER is the author of many New York Times bestselling thrillers, including First Daughter, Last Snow, Blood Trust, and Father Night. Lustbader was chosen by Robert Ludlum's estate to continue the Jason Bourne series; his Bourne novels include The Bourne Legacy and The Bourne Betrayal. He and his wife live in New York City and on the South Fork of Long Island.

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