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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Valerie Plame, Sarah Lovett Narrator: Negin Farsad Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Vanessa Pierson Novels Release Date: October 2013 ISBN: 9781101579619
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Introducing an exhilarating new espionage thriller by former CIA ops officer Valerie Plame and thriller writer Sarah Lovett

Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson is finally close to capturing the world’s most dangerous international nuclear arms dealer: Bhoot, alias “the ghost.” One of her assets has information about Bhoot’s upcoming visit to a secret underground nuclear weapons facility in Iran—in only a few days. But just as Pierson’s informant is about to give her the location, they’re ambushed by an expert sniper. Pierson narrowly escapes. Her asset is dead.

Desperate to capture Bhoot and the sniper before they inflict more damage, Pierson enlists all of the agency’s resources to find them. But with each day, the pressure of the manhunt mounts, causing her to push her forbidden romance with a fellow ops officer to its limit when she asks him to do the impossible. Despite the risks, she refuses to halt her pursuit of the terrorists, and she puts her cover, her career—and her life—at risk.

With rapid-cut shifts from European capitals to Washington to the Near East, and with insider detail that only a former spy could provide, Blowback marks the explosive beginning of the hunt for Bhoot, the villain whom Vanessa Pierson devotes her life to capturing, dead or alive.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Want to read a thriller about the real CIA and how it actually works? Then dive into this corker from former agent Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett.”

    James Patterson

  • “Great storytelling, real insider authenticity, and above all a fascinating main character in Vanessa Pierson. And maybe those initials are not a coincidence—sometimes fiction can reveal things that nonfiction can’t.”

    Lee Child

  • Blowback is an outstanding addition to the thriller genre and ushers in a writing team that I hope will enthrall us for years to come.”

    David Baldacci

  • “Plame and Lovett know their stuff cold and have written a realistic, vivid, fast moving story full of shocking twists and unexpected turns. This is truly an epic thriller.”

    Douglas Preston

  • “With an alpha female heroine and a plot as familiar as her own backyard, Blowback is a stunning debut. Here’s to many more.”

    Steve Berry

  • “[Blowback is] a thriller rich with international intrigue and details of spycraft and secret ops that only an insider could bring to the genre.”

    Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of Night Watch

  • “A tightly wound, vigorously deployed thriller echoing the real-life stories of CIA agents and their enemies.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

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About the Author
Valerie Plame’s career in the CIA included assignments in counterproliferation operations, ensuring that enemies of the United States could not threaten the country with weapons of mass destruction. She and her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson, are the parents of twins. Plame and her family live in New Mexico.
 
Sarah Lovett’s five suspense novels featuring forensic psychologist Dr. Sylvia Strange have been published in the United States and around the world. A native Californian, she lives with her family in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
About the Narrator
Negin Farsad is an American comedian, actor, writer, and filmmaker of Iranian descent based in New York City. Like most comedians, she has a master's degree in African-American studies. She was named one of the 53 Funniest Women by the Huffington Post, one of 10 Feminist Comedians to Watch by Paper magazine, and was selected as a TEDFellow for her work in social justice comedy. She has written for/appeared on Comedy Central, MTV, PBS, IFC, Nickelodeon, and others. She is director/producer of the feature films Nerdcore Rising starring Weird Al Yankovic and The Muslims Are Coming! starring Jon Stewart, David Cross, and Lewis Black (both available on Netflix). Her next film, 3rd Street Blackout, starring Janeane Garofalo and Ed Weeks, will be released in 2016.