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XXXby Mel Odom
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This newest action thriller from the team of director Rob Cohen and star Vin Diesel (The Fast And The Furious) follows Xander Cage, a charismatic extreme–sports fanatic who is recruited by a secret government agent (Samuel L. Jackson) to infiltrate a Russian crime ring.
Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is an underground extreme–stunt star hes cool, charismatic, covered in tattoos, and he likes to spend his days performing wild, illegal stunts for the video cameras of his devoted fans. But when the US government, in the form of a secret agent named Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson), finally catches up with him, hes given a choice: doing time in federal prison, or serving the government hes spent his life defying.
His mission is one no other agent has been able to survive: He must infiltrate a Russian crime ring thats come into possession of Silent Night, a secret formula that will enable them to destroy the world. Now, with only his own cunning and athletic ability to rely on, Xander, or Triple X, has to win the trust of the criminals including the sexy, mysterious Yelena (Asia Argento)and find a way to stop them from succeeding in their deadly mission.
Xander "XXX" Cage is the notorious underground thrill-seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring and avoid going to prison.
Betting XXX can succeed where other conventional spies have failed, Gibbons sends him to enter this world of crime undetected, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Enlisted for a dangerous covert mission, he must combat a clever, organized, and ruthless enemy far beyond the scope of his experience. Now the fate of the world lies in the hands of a new breed of secret agent.
About the Author
Mel Odom lives in Moore, Oklahoma, and is the author of several novels, including novelizations of Blade, Tomb Raider, and Vertical Limit and novels based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. One of his latest books, The Raver, hit Booklist's Best of 2001.
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