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The Last Run

A Queen & Country Novel

by Greg Rucka

The Last Run by Greg Rucka
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2010
    272 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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The game of espionage catches up to everyone in the end. Now, in Greg Rucka’s sensational new Queen & Country thriller, the world’s most lethal woman embarks on one final and all-too-likely fatal mission.

For nearly a decade Tara Chace has been Britain’s top covert agent. But Chace is past her expiration date. Her body hurts. Her nerves are scrambled. She’s ready for a desk job, the quiet role of mentor to a new generation of special operations officers. But before her replacement can be chosen, there’s one last job for Queen and country ... and it may be the last thing she does. Ever.

The assignment begins with an enigmatic message from Iran—a message made all the more perplexing not just by its cryptic code but by its apparent dispatcher. But what if the long-dormant cipher is a trap meant to entice Iran’s enemies into the open? There’s only one way to find out—and only one agent who can do it: Tara Chace.

Soon Chace is on the ground in Tehran leading an extraction team toward a high-profile defector. But obtaining him is one thing, getting him out of the country will be another. For with the likelihood of a double cross at every turn, Chace knows that chaos can erupt in a heartbeat. And when it does, it’s far worse than even she expects.

Now, if she’s to have a future, Chace must survive any way she can. And that means one thing hasn’t changed: Tara Chace is never the hunted. She’s always the hunter.

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Greg Rucka Author Biography

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Greg Rucka was born in San Francisco and raised on the Central Coast of California. He began his writing career in earnest at the age of 10 by winning a county-wide short-story contest, and hasn't let up since. He graduated from Vassar College with an A.B. in English, and from the University of Southern California's Master of Professional Writing program with an M.F.A.

He is the author of nearly a dozen novels, six featuring bodyguard Atticus Kodiak, and two featuring Tara Chace, the protagonist of his Queen & Country series. Additionally, he has penned several short-stories, countless comics, and the occasional non-fiction essay. In comics, he has had the opportunity to write stories featuring some of the world's best-known characters—Superman, Batman, and Wonder ...

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