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The Onion Files

Val Pattee

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ISBN 10: 1897435053 / ISBN 13: 9781897435052
Published by Agio Publishing House, 2007
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Title: The Onion Files

Publisher: Agio Publishing House

Publication Date: 2007

Book Condition:Good

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Suppose al-Qaeda has a second, potentially more devastating attack planned in 2001. That's the premise behind THE ONION FILES, a spy thriller differing from all previous novels in one very important aspect: author Val Pattee was one of the Western world's top spy masters -- chief of intelligence and security for NATO. "Pattee infuses the action with a realism of people and places only an insider could deliver." As NATO's spy master, Major General Pattee had access to the most secret intelligence of sixteen member nations, and also met with the GRU (Russian Military Intelligence) in Moscow and with the People's Liberation Army in Beijing. Advance reviews for The Onion Files are enthusiastic. Here are three snippets: "... a fast paced thriller about the next major terrorist attack. The author's background makes his descriptions of events all the more credible." -- Lewis W. MacKenzie, Major-General (ret'd). "... a page turner. The Onion Files has an intricate, compelling and credible plot. One wonders how close to the brink we really are." -- Gordon Smith, former Canadian Deputy Foreign Minister. "... General Pattee utilizes his vast experience and wide-ranging international intelligence contacts to provide a riveting, imaginative, easy-to-read story line. [The Onion Files] provides a very accurate tutorial ... I strongly recommend that intelligence and homeland security personnel at all levels read this fascinating novel." -- Lt. Gen. Leonard Perroots (ret'd), former director, US Defense Intelligence Agency More about the author and his debut novel at

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Val Pattee's THE ONION FILES is catching on with READERS.

"It kept me up all night" - Al S, retired Col RCAF.

"Didn't know I was having drinks with Jim Buchan all those years ago" - Bruce F.

"Sure made for a short flight across the country" - Don M, retired General.

"The cultural divide in the Covered Bazaar was fascinating" - Rich, 16 years old.

"I enjoyed the book and am impressed ... a compelling and moving story ... a bit of Tom Clancy and a bit of Arthur Hailey. The movie should pack them in! Well done" - Jack M, CEO.

"I rationed myself not to finish the book in one gulp ... scary stuff..." - Ursula H, UK.

"I am flat impressed. Your research is phenomenal coupled with your great imagination. The story line is superb and the lead-in suspense really keeps the book in the "page-turner" mode. The concept, which is so terribly believable, is certainly there as we speak." - Bill Goldfein, USAF Col ret.

"I'm finally taking a few minutes to tell you how much I enjoyed your book. Initially I planned to read it on the flight to Australia but I made the mistake of starting it a couple of nights before we left Palm Springs and by the time we left for the airport I was finished! Congratulations on a superb result. You had me right from the opening to the end. Your storyline with all the suspense and intrigue was gripping. You clearly moved in some fascinating circles during the last few years of your career and you very successfully wove that knowledge into a story that will, I am sure, keep all your readers up late because they can't put it down. Best of all, your closing statement leaves the door wide open for the 'next' one. For Heaven's sake let me know when it is available." - Harv Haakonson, MD, bestselling author

SALES of THE ONION FILES are doing well.Pretty amazing for a first-time author in the first month after his book's launch. Well done, Val!

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