A contemporary literary thrillerabout a forcibly-retired agent hired to track down a man kidnapped by the CIAdiv div Shawn Maguire, an unemployed American spy, is paid to find a suspected terrorist kidnapped by his former colleagues in the CIA. Travelling with the prisoner's beautiful but mysterious wife, Shawn follows the detainee's trail from Paris to Morocco, then to Egypt and Pakistan. But it isn't long before Shawn discovers that nothing is quite what it'seems and he'll need all of his CIA training to survive.If it comes down to a fight, he believes he can handle the prisoner. But will he be able to handlethe prisoner's wife?div div The Prisoner's Wifeis a tense trip through the murky worlds of state-sponsored terrorism, secret American jails, and extraordinary and lawless rendition that will grip fans of John le CarrÃ©.div div div div
British YA author Macdonald (The Boy Who Won the Pools) makes his adult debut with a thoughtful, low-key spy thriller set in 2004. Desperate for work, former American intelligence agent Shawn Maguire agrees to try to find Darius Osmani, a suspected Pakistani terrorist kidnapped by the CIA, from which Maguire was fired for his violent temper and excessive drinking. Osmani supposedly possesses nuclear secrets, and Maguire's client, a shadowy arms dealer, doesn't trust the CIA to keep those secrets out of Pakistani hands. In Paris, Maguire meets Osmani's wife, the captivating Danielle Baptiste, and together the pair go in search of the captive-through France, Britain, Morocco, Egypt, and finally Pakistan. The action-starved plot sputters at times as Maguire ponders his past, present, and future. Yet Macdonald's compelling portrait of his protagonist as a man scarred by professional failure and personal grief will keep patient readers turning the pages. Agent: Peter Buckman, the Ampersand Agency. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Thomas Dunne Books
May 08, 2012
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