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Intelligence

by Susan Hasler

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Intelligence by Susan Hasler
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2010
    320 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Maddie James and her colleagues are terrorism experts working in a crumbling intelligence agency. They are certain another big terrorist attack is coming, but in a post-9/11 election year the Administration is stressing its victories in the War on Terror - and few want to hear the team’s warnings.

Reluctantly, Maddie's given a team of five analysts to focus on the impending threat. The crew labors through bureaucratic obstacles, personal problems, and a blossoming romance between its senior members, Doc and Fran. They come heartbreakingly close to stopping the attack, but fail to predict a surprising twist in the terrorists' plot.

In the wake of tragedy, the Administration pins blame on Iran despite lack of evidence - so Maddie and her team try to investigate. With dark humor and a razor-sharp tone, they fight back against office politics, government cover-ups and blackmail in order to set the record straight.

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"Starred Review. Many will find Hasler's female point-of-view a welcome change from the usual smash and bash male offering in the genre." - Publishers Weekly

"...Hasler effectively balances on the line separating the comic thriller from mainstream espionage, and her debut should appeal to fans of both." - Booklist

"A smart, blackhearted comedy whose generic title does disservice to an outrageous cast of characters." - Kirkus Reviews

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Susan Hasler

Susan Hasler spent twenty-one years at the CIA, where she held a variety of positions including counterterrorism analyst. In 2004 Susan resigned from the CIA and now writes full time. Her short stories have appeared in The Beloit Fiction Journal, O. Henry Festival Stories 2005, and more.

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