The Contractor

The Contractor

Book - 2010
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Rick Behringer is an outside contractor working for the Central Intelligence Agency. He owns a small company that, in the light of day, provides communications security for government offices, including the CIA. In the shadows, though, Rick's a spy. He runs overseas agents for the CIA and, through his firm, buys foreign-military technology that the Agency wants to inspect but can't be seen purchasing.The divorced father of two little girls, Rick carries on a cold war with his ex, Liz, and a hot romance with his sexy girlfriend, Frannie. He still broods over the mysterious death of his father, a high-level CIA officer during the Vietnam War, who committed suicide when Rick was thirteen.Through contacts in what he calls the "Black World," Rick hears of a mysterious Pakistani Islamist, a rogue nuclear physicist who is trying to acquire highly enriched uranium in order to construct an "Islamic bomb" - a scheme that is all too credible. In tracking him down, Rick encounters a host of characters, some willing to help, many more willing to take his life. And in the explosive conclusion, he struggles in a deadly game of wits with Russian gangsters and the terrorist who is plotting nuclear mass murder in America. In The Contractor , Colin MacKinnon once again shows his rare ability to turn real-world fact into riveting spy fiction. The Contractor could happen . . . could be happening now.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2010, c2009
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed. --
ISBN: 9780312355791
0312355793
Branch Call Number: FIC MacKi 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xi, 301 p

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