Rogue strike. #2 / David Ricciardi.
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- ISBN: 9780399585760
- ISBN: 0399585761
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2019.
CIA agent Jake Keller and his partner, Curt Roach, are in Yemen on an important mission. They've been tipped off to a secret meeting of top ISIS leaders. The plan is to interrupt the meeting with a few unexpected visitors-a pair of Hellfire missiles from an orbiting drone. But the drone stops responding to their signals and soon disappears over the horizon. When next seen, the drone is attacking innocent pilgrims in Mecca. Jake and Curt are staggered. The U.S. government is desperate to disavow this atrocity. Who better to blame than a couple of rogue CIA agents? With all the governments of the Middle East looking for them and no help from their own side, they are in a desperate race to stay ahead of the mob and find out who's actually behind the crime.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
When interrogating someone, mimic the person's body languageâit promotes trust. Learn from the approach of Nazi master interrogator Hanns Scharff, who convinced his subjects he was really their friend. Such insider stuff from the dark side is a secondary pleasure in thrillers like this one, and author Ricciardi pours it on. We meet CIA operative Jake Keller in Yemen, there to direct a drone strike against an al-Qaeda nest. At the last moment, the drone goes bonkers and slaughters a peaceable religious group. Someone has learned how to hack the onboard computer that steers the drone, with the intended result: the U.S. is blamed for the horror. At great risk, Keller must find the hacker while outraged populations prepare for war. Readers may wish there was more Keller and his Reacher-like adventures and less of the war-loving politicians jawing, but there's still plenty of action. Now and then the insider terms are mystifying. What's an existential cyber attack, as opposed to another kind? Still, there's plenty to learn here: cop cars can have an external attachment that reads and researches your license plate as you drive by. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
A keen outdoorsman, David Ricciardi incorporated many personal experiences into his work. He's backpacked through the mountains of the western United States and Alaska, received extensive training from law enforcement and U.S. special operations personnel, and once woke up for a two A.M. watch aboard a sailboat only to discover that it was headed the wrong way through the Atlantic sea-lanes in heavy weather, with one of the crew suffering from hypothermia. In addition to being an avid sailor, David is also a certified scuba rescue diver and a former ski instructor.
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