By Valerie Plame, Sarah Lovett
Introducing Blowback, a thrilling new espionage mystery through former CIA ops officer Valerie Plame and mystery author Sarah Lovett.
Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson is ultimately with reference to taking pictures the world’s most deadly overseas nuclear fingers broker: Bhoot, alias the ghost. considered one of her resources has information regarding Bhoot’s upcoming stopover at to a mystery underground nuclear guns facility in Iranin just a couple of days. yet simply as Pierson’s informant is ready to offer her the site, they’re ambushed through knowledgeable sniper. Pierson narrowly escapes. Her asset: dead.
wanting to trap Bhoot and the sniper earlier than they inflict extra harm, Pierson enlists the entire Agency’s assets to discover them. yet with every day, the strain of the manhunt mounts, inflicting her to push her forbidden romance with a fellow ops officer to its restrict whilst she asks him to do the most unlikely. regardless of the dangers, she refuses to halt her pursuit of the terrorists, and he or she places her disguise and her careerand her lifeat risk.
With rapid-cut shifts from eu capitals to Washington to the close to East, and with insider element that just a former secret agent may supply, Blowback marks the explosive starting of the quest for Bhoot, the villain whom Vanessa Pierson devotes her existence to shooting, lifeless or alive.
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Diederichs genuinely believed in the necessity of a naval intelligence department, but the establishment of ‘N’ as a department of the Admiralstab was also a means for him to wrest some control over naval affairs from the dominating Tirpitz. Despite the Naval Office’s obstructions, ‘N’s staff was quickly increased to four members, matching the size of IIIb in 1899. 13 In all likelihood, Commander (late Naval Captain) Arthur Tapken became ‘N’s first director. 16 Isendahl held this position until February 1918, when he was replaced by Naval Captain Paul Ebert who ran the department until the end of the war.
Initially, Haldane dismissed Edmonds’ ‘evidence’ as ridiculous, mocking him that, far from uncovering German spies, Edmonds had unearthed the apparatus of the white-slave traffic. But Edmonds stuck to his guns, although his tales continued to amuse rather than unsettle his superiors. As he recalled in his memoirs: A document of another kind was a letter written by a German officer to an English girl friend in Bournemouth, begging her to flee with 30 Spies of the Kaiser him, as England would shortly be invaded.
The answers were sent to the paper’s ‘Spy Editor’, a position especially established for this purpose. The ‘Spy Editor’ was inundated with letters on activities of German spies. He forwarded them to Le Queux, who wove them into his stories. 58 Both author and publisher insisted that Spies of the Kaiser contained more fact than fiction. 59 He concluded with a plea for the introduction of ‘some sort of contra The Origins of British Counter-Espionage 31 espionage . . 60 This was precisely what Edmonds strove for.