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Cutout: A third person used to conceal the contact between two people --usually an agent and a handler who do not want to meet because one or both may be under surveillance. A pawn.

-- The Encyclopedia of Espionage

In an electrifying thriller debut guaranteed to redefine the genre, Francine Mathews brings her expertise and experience as a former CIA analyst to a work of fiction that reads like the real thing — in a breathtaking tale of a world on the brink of chaos ... and the one woman who can stop the deadly countdown to global terror.

They were partners, lovers, soul mates in a business where betrayal is only a heartbeat away. CIA analyst Caroline Carmichael lost her husband Eric when his plane was blown out of the sky by an elite group of terrorists known as 30 April.

For two years she's headed an Agency task force tracking Eric's killers. Now, her dead husband has surfaced among those responsible for an explosion that rocks Berlin — and for the daring kidnapping of the U.S. Vice President.

The news sends CIA headquarters into turmoil. Desperate to bury evidence of a maverick agent, uncertain of Eric's motives and loyalties, the Agency plays its last, best card: Eric's wife — the Cutout — sent to Germany as bait to reel him and his VIP hostage in from the cold.

Someone is trying to rewrite history and Eric alone knows who it is, how it is to be done, and when. Caroline's assignment is to learn whether Eric is a rogue agent gone bad — or if he has thrown himself under deep cover to terminate a ruthless psychopath bent on changing the face of Europe.

Torn between duty to country and the ghosts of her past, the Cutout swiftly finds herself drawndeep into a dizzying maze where one wrong turn will mean certain death. And in a game where even the life of a Vice President is a pawn, Caroline knows that the Cutout will be the first to fall.

This scorching debut was bought by Warner Bros. prior to publication. Peopled by a remarkable heroine and an authentic cast of characters, sparked with dizzying ambiguities and explosive climaxes, The Cutout is thriller writing at its finest — and it introduces a masterful writer who will take the suspense genre by storm.

Synopsis:

Cutout: A third person used to conceal the contact between two people-usually an agent and a handler who do not want to meet because one or both may be under surveillance. A pawn

In an electrifying thriller debut that redefines the genre, Francine Mathews brings her expertise and experience as a former CIA analyst to a work of fiction that reads like the real thing- in a breathtaking take of a world on the brink of chaos--and the one woman who can stop the deadly countdown to global terror.

They were partners, lovers, soul mates in a business where betrayal is a heartbeat away. CIA analyst Caroline Carmichael lost her husband Eric when his plane was blown out of the sky by elite group of terrorists known as30 April. For two years she's headed an Agency task force tracking Eric's killers. Now, her dead husband has surfaced among those responsible for an explosion that rocks Berlin-and the brutal kidnapping of the U.S. Vice President. Uncertain of Eric's motives and loyalties, the Agency plays its last,best card: Eric's wife-the Cutout. It is up to Caroline to learn whether Eric is a rogue psychopath bent on changing the face of Europe. Torn between duty to country and the ghost of her past, Caroline is drawn into a dizzying maze where one wrong turn will mean certain death. And in a game where even the life of a Vice President is a pawn. Caroline knows that the Cutout will be the first to fail.

About the Author

Francine Mathews spent four years as an intelligence analyst at the CIA, where she trained in operations and worked briefly on the investigation into the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103. A former journalist, she lives and writes in Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553108934
Author:
Mathews, Francine
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Women intelligence officers
Series Volume:
286
Publication Date:
c2001
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Pages:
400 p.
Dimensions:
9.62x6.49x1.30 in. 1.51 lbs.

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Product details 400 p. pages Bantam Books - English 9780553108934 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Cutout: A third person used to conceal the contact between two people-usually an agent and a handler who do not want to meet because one or both may be under surveillance. A pawn

In an electrifying thriller debut that redefines the genre, Francine Mathews brings her expertise and experience as a former CIA analyst to a work of fiction that reads like the real thing- in a breathtaking take of a world on the brink of chaos--and the one woman who can stop the deadly countdown to global terror.

They were partners, lovers, soul mates in a business where betrayal is a heartbeat away. CIA analyst Caroline Carmichael lost her husband Eric when his plane was blown out of the sky by elite group of terrorists known as30 April. For two years she's headed an Agency task force tracking Eric's killers. Now, her dead husband has surfaced among those responsible for an explosion that rocks Berlin-and the brutal kidnapping of the U.S. Vice President. Uncertain of Eric's motives and loyalties, the Agency plays its last,best card: Eric's wife-the Cutout. It is up to Caroline to learn whether Eric is a rogue psychopath bent on changing the face of Europe. Torn between duty to country and the ghost of her past, Caroline is drawn into a dizzying maze where one wrong turn will mean certain death. And in a game where even the life of a Vice President is a pawn. Caroline knows that the Cutout will be the first to fail.

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