Jim Hougan Kingdom Come

ISBN 13: 9781567404883

Kingdom Come

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Jack Dunphy has operated as a CIA agent "without official cover" in London as a businessman who establishes commercial covers and banking facilities for people with large amounts of money that needs hiding. He does his spying on the side. Suddenly someone he has had under surveillance is mudered. He is told his cover is about to be blown, made to proceed directly to Heathrow and home to Langley. There he is dumped in a desk job that seems calculated to make him quit. Instead he begins to suspect an incredible conspiracy within the CIA and starts to uncover it. In danger of his life he goes on the run, not just to save himself (and his girlfriend) but to uncover the truth.

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Jack Dunphy is a CIA agent operating in London, and when someone he's had under surveillance is murdered in a savage, seemingly ritualized killing, the Agency "disappears" him from Her Majesty's territory and assigns him to a headquarters job that's the equivalent of walking a Staten Island beat. Bored into somnolence shuffling files requested by the public under the Freedom of Information Act, Dunphy suspects that his bosses are trying to get him to quit, so he uses his top secret clearance to find out why. In the process, he uncovers evidence that points to a centuries-old conspiracy whose purpose has been aided and abetted by the CIA since its beginning. When his colleague and roommate is brutally murdered in what was either a warning to him or a case of mistaken identity, Dunphy decamps for the continent; with Clementine, his English girlfriend, he tracks a secret society to its Swiss headquarters and pulls off a daring raid that nets him evidence of the Agency's long-standing role in an effort to change the course of history. While it has millennial overtones, this fast-paced and provocative thriller has no Y2K "sell by" date; what it does have is an intriguing explanation for contemporary mysteries like Roswell, UFOs, crop circles, and other paranormal happenings. Jack Dunphy is an enterprising and charming spy with a solid future as a series hero. Fans of Ian Fleming will find him a likely successor to James Bond, and doubtless Hollywood will as well. --Jane Adams

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In a gripping novel that combines brilliantly imagined characters with the machinations behind this century?s greatest unexplained mysteries, Jim Hougan has created a stunning international thriller of psychology and intrigue, espionage and prophecy, hairbreadth escapes and endless suspense.

After someone he has under surveillance is literally slaughtered, CIA agent Jack Dunphy is immediately ordered to leave London and return to the U.S., where he is dumped into a tedious desk job that seems calculated to make him quit. Determined to learn why, Dunphy uses all his CIA tradecraft on the agency that has turned against him?and hears the fragments of a story that seems too wild to be true . . . providing him with damning evidence of a vast conspiracy deeply entrenched within the CIA. Embroiled in a plot far more elaborate than he ever could have imagined, with players too powerful and consequences too deadly, Dunphy must uncover the shocking truth?even if it kills him.

KINGDOM COME

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Hougan, Jim
Published by Brilliance Audio (2000)
ISBN 10: 156740488X ISBN 13: 9781567404883
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Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2000. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: Good. Audiobook 7 cassette unabridged set in good condition. All 7 tapes are in great shape and play perfectly. Some shelf wear to the black box. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000031635

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