This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Discuss. It takes only one word before Luther Ewing's mandatory six-month vacation from a Baltimore narc squad leaves him holed up in a D.C. spook house, prepping for a CIA mission. Nadya, a Russki vixen,is there to help him brush up on his Russian, while Eunkyong, a knock-out Korean-American is there to train him in Tae Kwon Do and give him Koreanlessons -- just enough to get by where he's going. He's got a new wardrobe full of tailored business suits and chinos, a new arsenal, even a new name -- Terrence Prentice -- and a simple job description: Protect the package. The rest of the details are a bit sketchy: Guard Mr. Kim, a South Korean businessman known to be doing a little trading with the rogue North. GetKim into Vladivostok to seal a shady CIA-sponsored deal with two corrupt Russian generals, and then get him back out alive. Easy, no bang bang, just quick thinking and some smooth talk. But the devil is in the details -- and what Luther doesn't know might just get him killed.
Relentless prose and unforgettable characters punctuate the page-turning action, as Michael Crow once again delivers a novel that not only explores violence, greed, and betrayal but also plumbs the depths of the human heart.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Michael Crow is a pseudonym. As a journalist he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting for a series on the New York Mafia. He has written two previous Luther Ewing novels -- Red Rain and The Bite -- and divides his time between New York City; Woodstock, New York; and Europe.From Publishers Weekly:
Baltimore cop Luther Ewing, having just received a six-month suspension from his narc squad job, takes on a CIA mission to fill the down time. An ex–Special Forces spook with a long history of mass mayhem, Luther's now headed for a dicey bodyguarding scenario in Korea and Vladivostok. He suffers from a head wound that forces him to take medication four times a day, but the injury hasn't dulled his impressive skills. He's a master of any number of weapons systems, but the book, the third in a series (Red Rain; The Bite), focuses mostly on the setup and training for the mission. His controllers are two beauties, Nadya and Allison, and an old partner from his Bosnian days, Westley. Their job is to protect a wealthy South Korean making a mysterious deal with a pair of devious Russian generals. As always in these sorts of adventures, double-crosses, triple-crosses and more are expected and supplied. The real fun is in trying to figure out who's in charge, what the real game is and how to tell the good guys from the bad. Luther performs with his usual deadly grace, and Crow lays it all out with style and strength. The action takes a while to arrive, but once there it's swift, brutal and rewarding.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Harper, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0060725834
Book Description Harper, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0060725834