Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | August 19, 2014

Richard Kadrey: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Richard Kadrey



Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman... Continue »
  1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Judas Horse: An FBI Special Agent Ana Grey Mystery

by

Judas Horse: An FBI Special Agent Ana Grey Mystery Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Chapter One

I am standing in the middle of nowhere, eating an oatmeal cookie, when the word comes down the hallway like an ill wind that SAC Robert Galloway wants to see everyone in his office. I glance at the TV monitors--no airplane crashes--and figure this would be Galloway announcing with his usual gloomy hysteria that some honcho is coming from FBI headquarters, or maybe, because of budget cuts, we all have to bring our own copy paper.

The boss is waiting behind his desk, eyes downcast, fingertips tapping the blotter, and he does not speak or look up until the office is jammed with agents in shirtsleeves and wide-eyed administrative assistants. Cautious silence settles in.

Another blow, he says, because there are all kinds of blows, all day long.

The silence twists tighter.

Special Agent Steve Crawford is dead.

A collective gasp of shock. Some of us clutch, as if kicked in the gut.

We have a positive ID on his remains.

How? someone finally asks.

Galloway clears his throat. Everybody knows Steve Crawford was his golden boy and heir apparent.

A hiker found a piece of jaw with a couple of teeth in a stream close to where Steve disappeared. He takes a breath. The forensic dentist matched the root furcation on the X-rays.

Cause of death?

Galloway rubs his forehead. He was an experienced hiker. A fall? Hypothermia? We don't know. He was hiking alone. It's a remote location. You have big animals, little animals; they're dragging pieces hither and yon. The coroner says the manner of death is a very difficult call, based on the evidence and the length of time Steve was out there.

It is like losing Steve all over again. Like those stomach-churning hours thrashing through the soaking undergrowth up in Oregon just days after I'd come back from administrative leave. I get sick just thinking about the empty yelping of those dogs.

When Steve had failed to call his wife, Tina, from a solo hiking vacation in the Cascades, his abandoned SUV was discovered at a trailhead. Four hundred volunteers scoured the national park, casting a net of inquiry from Eugene to Bend. Everyone from the Los Angeles field office went up on their own time to knock on doors. Worse, indescribably worse, were the visits to Steve and Tina's house down here in Gardena--a dining table of foil-covered casseroles, two dazed grandmas from out of town, a couple of sisters, the scent of baby powder from the children's room.

Standing now in Galloway's superheated office, I do not want to hear the aren't-I-smart questions. What does it matter if the molars have fillings or not? After weeks of uncertainty, there is no doubt. Steve is dead; at least his family has something to bury.

Seven months before, a crazed detective on a suicide mission tried to drag me into his car, and I shot him.

When you are involved in a shooting incident, they take away your weapon and credentials. You are no longer identified as a federal agent, no different from any bozo who cannot get past the metal detectors. There is an investigation by the Office of Professional Responsibility and what we call critical incident training, psychoanalyzing with

Synopsis:

Recently returned to the job after an emotionally traumatic shooting incident, maverick FBI agent Ana Gray is tapped for an undercover operation in which she is assigned to infiltrate a "family" of domestic terrorists led by the unstable and charismatic Julius Emerson Phelps and discovers that Phelps is really a rogue former agent. 50,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

April Smith, the author of North of Montana, Be the One, and Good Morning, Killer, is also an Emmy-nominated television writer and producer. She lives in Los Angeles.

About the Author

April Smith is the author of North of Montana, Be the One, and Good Morning, Killer. She is also a television screenwriter and producer. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband and children.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307268761
Subtitle:
An FBI Special Agent Ana Grey Mystery
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Author:
Smith, April
Author:
April Smith
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Undercover operations
Subject:
Anarchists
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080212
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
318

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

Judas Horse: An FBI Special Agent Ana Grey Mystery
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 318 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307268761 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Recently returned to the job after an emotionally traumatic shooting incident, maverick FBI agent Ana Gray is tapped for an undercover operation in which she is assigned to infiltrate a "family" of domestic terrorists led by the unstable and charismatic Julius Emerson Phelps and discovers that Phelps is really a rogue former agent. 50,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , April Smith, the author of North of Montana, Be the One, and Good Morning, Killer, is also an Emmy-nominated television writer and producer. She lives in Los Angeles.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.