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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: Release Date: October 2014 ISBN: 9780698179936
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In the continuation of the Vanessa Pierson series by ex–CIA agent Valerie Plame and thriller writer Sarah Lovett, an explosion in Paris sets off an international manhunt to prevent an all-out war. Download and start listening now!

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  • 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
  • A tightly wound, vigorously deployed thriller echoing the real-life stories of CIA agents and their enemies. Library Journal (starred)
  • Propulsive and accurate. Salon
  • 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
  • A tense spy thriller, with a smart, sexy heroine, international danger and yes, a love interest…. [Blowback] reads like Clancy, Cussler, or Ludlum…Destined to become another great part of American literary fiction. The Huffington Post
  • A classic spy tale. The Daily Beast
  • A fine, fast-moving spy saga…. Pierson emerges as a smart, sexy action hero, a kind of James Bond with high heels, short skirts and a Glock in her purse….Check out this seductive spy; she’s likely to be around for a while. The Washington Post
  • I couldn’t put it down! Blowback is beautifully written, incredibly well-informed and an amazing treatment of profound female courage. This is not even a genre I follow—but this book transcends genre. Naomi Wolf
  • Plame and Lovett have hit a home run in their fiction debut.... 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
  • One wild ride, a riveting cat-and-mouse game set within the world of international terrorism, covert operations, blackmarket WMDs, and brutal assassinations. 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--the first in what promises to be a fantastic series. I highly recommend it. Douglas Preston
  • Blowback is a stunning debut novel by former CIA agent Valerie Plame and suspense writer Sarah Lovett—a thriller rich with international intrigue and details of spycraft and secret ops that only an insider could bring to the genre. It’s a well-told tale of high stakes and lives on the line, starring a brilliant, edgy protagonist I can’t wait to see more of. A powerful read. Linda Fairstein
  • A high-octane tale of deception. Entertainment Weekly
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About the Author

Valerie Plame’s career in the CIA included assignments in counter-proliferation operations, ensuring that enemies of the United States could not threaten the country with weapons of mass destruction. She and her family live in New Mexico.

About the Narrator

Negin Farsad is a comedian, actress, writer, and filmmaker. She has directed numerous documentaries, including The Muslims Are Coming, Nerdcore Rising, and A Cricket in the Court of Akbar. She also produced, directed, and performed in the Comedy Central series, The Watch List, the first show in the history of television to feature Middle-Eastern American comedians tackling international political issues. She lives in New York City.