For Chris Nelson, the unthinkable has just occurred. A stanger has appeared at his door and proceeds to steal his life, claiming that he is the real husband to Chris's wife and father of Chris's child...with the documentation to prove it. Discovering that he's actually a pawn in a lethal plot involving the CIA and an unstoppable professional killer, Chris is willing to do anything and everything to uncover the truth and reclaim his family - even if it means becoming a covert assassin himself...
· Over 300,000 copies of Bruce Jones's books in print!
· A fast-paced, high-voltage thriller that compares to the national bestselling novels of Stephen Hunter, George Daws Green and Andrew Klaven.
· Will appeal to male and female readers alike.
· Bruce Jones is also the author of Game Running, Stalker's Moon and In Deep
· Bruce Jones was recently named "Upcoming Author of the Year" by the Bertelsmann Book clubs.
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When an extremely dangerous Russian dealer in nuclear weapons moves into the mountains of Colorado, who are you going to call to uproot him? If you're as devious as the CIA bigwigs in Jones's exciting new thriller, you'll yank one of your own rogue agents--a nasty piece of work named Frank Springer--out of jail and turn him loose on the Russian. But, of course, you won't tell Springer's ex-wife or her straight arrow new husband about it . . . What Jones does best is take these somewhat familiar elements and blow them up into a book that manages to be original and very gripping.From Kirkus Reviews:
A none-too-bright protagonist rises (with a vengeance) to the rococo occasion in another overblown thriller from Jones (In Deep, 1991, etc.). Would-be playwright Chris Nielson and his baby-makes-three family have moved from southern California to the foothills of the Colorado Rockies; their lakeside A-frame, supposedly inherited by Chris's enigmatic wife Matty, is invaded of an autumn afternoon by a mysterious stranger named Frank Springer. Initially introduced as Matty's cousin, the glib intruder soon claims to be her husband and bars Chris from his own home. An outraged Chris gets no help in asserting his rights from either the local police or Matty (a lady with a past who fears for the safety of her infant son Nicky). At wit's end, he eventually falls in with CIA operative Sarah Rawlings. She offers to aid him in return for his help in killing a wily Russian arms-dealer whom Springer (a freelance hit man) let off the hook. Desperate, Chris accepts her bizarre deal and tracks his quarry to a mountain lair where he manages to best him in hand- to-hand combat during a blizzard. Unfortunately, the suggestible hero's troubles are far from over, since Sarah dies in the violent course of the successful assassination. With timely assistance from aging but adventurous attorney Abe Goldstein, however, Chris soldiers on while the homicidal Springer dispatches inconvenient witnesses and degrades Matty (to whom he was indeed married) with kinky sexual demands. At wearisome length, Chris and his estranged wife, sporadically in touch, hatch a complicated plot to slay their maniacal nemesis. Approved by Goldstein, the scheme involves luring Springer to Niagara Falls (where he honeymooned with Matty) for a cliff-hanging confrontation marked (among other things) by a last- minute rescue of little Nicky. An eventful thriller that's almost too silly for words. -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Buchbeschreibung New York (USA), Signet, 1998. Kl.-8°, Softcover/Paperback. Buchzustand: Gut. 415 pp, antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, good copy, k12800 ISBN 9780451191083 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 200. Artikel-Nr. 985561