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Author: Barry Eisler Narrator: Barry Eisler Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Series:The Ben Treven Series Release Date: February 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781480553149

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Torture. Ghost Detainees. And a massive cover-up that continues even today.

Marooned in a Manila jail after a bar fight fatality, black ops soldier Ben Treven gets a visit from his former commander, Colonel Scott Horton, who explains the price of Ben's release: find and eliminate Daniel Larison, a rogue operator from Ben's unit who has stolen ninety-two torture tapes from the CIA and is using them to blackmail the U.S. government.

But other players are after the tapes, too, and to find Larison, Ben will have to survive CIA hit teams, Blackwater mercenaries, and the long reach of the White House. He'll also have to find a way to handle Paula Lanier, a smart, sexy FBI agent who has her own reasons for wanting the tapes and is determined to get them before Ben does. With the stakes this high, everyone has an angle—everyone but Ben, who will have to find the right alliance if he wants to stay alive.

"A thrill-seeker's book.… Perhaps most interesting of all, the story is based on true events: 92 missing CIA interrogation tapes that allegedly included recordings of prisoners being tortured. Eisler's latest offering doesn't reinvent the genre, but it certainly pumps it full of adrenaline." —The Daily Beast

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  • “Inside Out is more than just an addictive, non-stop thriller. It is a microscope turned on the official policies of torture, extraordinary rendition, and the systematic ghosting of detainees. Through the dialogue of his engaging characters, Eisler insightfully conveys the incredible damage these policies caused our nation and the danger they pose to democracy and freedom.”

    - Matthew Alexander, author of How to Break a Terrorist
  • “A white knuckle roller-coaster ride through the dark side, a truth so horrifying that it can only be told in fiction. Eisler is a rarity, the ex-spook who turns himself into a great mystery writer.”

    - Robert Baer, former CIA officer and author of See No Evil
  • “Eisler turns on its head the old saw that to understand all is to forgive all.  His tight plotting and believable characters show us unforgivingly how counter-terrorism turns evil and counter-productive.”

    - Juan Cole, president, Global Americana Institute, author of Engaging the Muslim World
  • “Inside Out plumbs, with absolute credibility, the darkest recesses of our recent public life, pulling back the curtain on the grim world of secrets—from extraordinary rendition to torture to extra-judicial killing—that looms behind our recent foreign policy. Which makes it not only compelling but, alas, essential reading.”

    - Mark Danner, author of Torture and Truth and Stripping Bare the Body
  • “Eisler’s new thriller is as smart, dark, and tough as his others. This one, however, is also all too real and all too close to home. After you read it, you will find yourself looking at political news in a very different way…and wondering why these facts are assembled more convincingly in a clever, entertaining suspense novel than they are in the supposedly factual media. Read it for scary fun, only to realize that the facts were the scariest things of all.”

    - Charles Ferguson, Oscar-nominated writer, director and producer of No End in Sight
  • “Inside Out does what only the best thrillers can: to illuminate the dark corners of hidden crimes in white-hot prose that is terrifying—and riveting—because it is so true to life. Ex-CIA agent Eisler puts black-ops veteran Ben Treven to work in a search for missing interrogation tapes that promise to answer a haunting question: How and why do our leaders use torture to force prisoners to endorse the fearful lies that keep them in power?”

    - Alex Gibney, director of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Taxi to the Dark Side
  • “Inside Out takes us on a tour of the darkest crevices of the new National Security State. It’s a brilliant work of fiction—but is it really so fictional? Eisler’s plot lines move dangerously close to real life; they are animated by a reality behind the headlines.”

    - Harper’s
  • “Inside Out does a masterful job of braiding together what we thought we knew about the decline of the rule of law after 9/11, with all we are still afraid to imagine. With his deftly drawn characters and breakneck plotting, Eisler holds up a dark mirror, forcing us to consider the moral and ethical compromises we have made in order to feel safer in America. It’s impossible to put down and, thankfully, also impossible to dismiss as mere fiction.”

    - Slate

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About the Author

Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, then worked as a technology lawyer and start-up executive in Silicon Valley and Japan, earning his black belt at the Kodokan Judo Institute along the way. His bestselling thrillers have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year, have been included in numerous “Best Books of the Year” lists, and have been translated into nearly twenty languages. When not writing novels, he blogs about torture, civil liberties, and the rule of law.