When quasi-retired CIA operative W. Cooper's routine of debauchery is interrupted by a request for his help in fencing millions of dollars in gold artifacts, Cooper doesn't see a downside—until, that is, everyone connected to the artifacts begins dying.
Crackerjack intelligence analyst Julie Laramie, meanwhile, is sent to a meeting with a former head of the CIA, who tells her the first case of a suicide bombing by an American citizen has occurred within the continental United States. A deadly filovirus was dispersed . . . and the "suicide sleeper" was not alone. Laramie is told to form her own civilian "counterterror unit"—and for the role of operative, she has no choice but to call in Cooper.
As the army of suicide sleepers and their leader are identified, Cooper must call upon the old-school skills he's tried for so many years to forget . . . and by the time he's dispatched for his most dangerous assignment yet, it may be too late for his mission to matter.
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Will Staeger has worked for ESPN as an executive producer of original entertainment, and in Hollywood as a feature-film development executive. He lives with his wife and children in Connecticut.From Publishers Weekly:
After a slow start, Staeger's solid second novel to feature semiretired CIA agent W. Cooper (after 2005's Painkiller) turns into a riveting and timely story revolving around a biological weapons threat. While Cooper explores a botched smuggling job involving stolen Mayan gold artifacts in the Virgin Islands that results in many deaths, Benjamin Achar, a package delivery–company driver, deliberately blows himself up in his garage near Fort Myers, Fla. The explosion releases a deadly virus that kills more than 100 people within two weeks. Enter CIA agent Julie Laramie to investigate the explosion and develop a team to track down other possible sleeper cells. Laramie recruits a reluctant Cooper, her former lover and partner, to assist, even as he continues to look into the killings related to the stolen Mayan artifacts. Superior characterization, in particular the relationship between Laramie and Cooper, which never stops the action, and clear, crisp writing make for a well-above-average thriller. (July)
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