Synopses & Reviews
In Washington, CIA operative Todd Van Buren meets with a Washington Post investigative reporter who has uncovered strong evidence that a powerful lobbyist has formed a shadowy group called the Friday Club, a cabal whose members include high-ranking men inside the government: a White House adviser, a three star general at the Pentagon, deputy secretaries at the State Department, Homeland Security, the FBI and even the CIA.
That afternoon Van Buren, son-in-law of the legendary spy Kirk McGarvey, is brutally gunned down because of what hes been told. The same evening the reporter and his family are killed, all traces of the shadow group erased.
A grief stricken McGarvey is drawn into the most far-reaching and bizarre investigation of his career, the stakes of which could destabilize the U.S. government, and shake the foundations of the world financial order.
“Hagberg is known for being prescient about terrorist events, and the finale sets up the terrifying challenge McGarvey will face in the next installment. One can only hope America's real-life enemies haven't thought to study this series.”
--Publishers Weekly on Dance with the Dragon
“David Hagberg writes the most realistic, prophetic thrillers I have ever read. His books should be required reading in Washington.”
--Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Assassin
“Hagberg, a maven of Mach speed mayhem, intricately moves pieces around his global chessboard until many bodies, plane crashes, and running sea battles later, action hero McGarvey wipes out the bad guys. Hagbergs long yarns always muscle their way to the top of the techno-intrigue-warfare genre.”
--Booklist on Joshua's Hammer
"A terrific page-turning experience... adds up to Hagberg's best book in years. Conspire to grab this one right away."
--Booklist on The Cabal “The Expediter is terrifying . . . a brilliantly realized novel of heart-stopping action, slick hardware, down-and-dirty characters, and fast international settings. David Hagberg is the grandmaster of the contemporary espionage thriller.”—Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of Blasphemy
“Its fun to watch professionals at the top of their game, which in this case means not only the characters in this great story, but David Hagberg himself as he creates a world-spanning crisis that only Kirk McGarvey can save. The nonstop action races the clock with the fate of millions waiting for the winner.”—Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author on The Expediter
“David Hagberg writes the most realistic, prophetic thrillers I have ever read. His books should be required reading in Washington.”—Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Assassin
“David Hagberg runs in the same fast, high-tech track as Clancy and his gung ho colleagues, with lots of war games, fancy weapons, and much male bonding.”— New York Daily News
In the latest installment of the "New York Times-"bestselling Kirk McGarvey series, CIA operative Todd Van Buren--the legendary spy's son-in-law--is gunned down after meeting an investigative reporter, pulling grief-stricken McGarvey into the most bizarre and far-reaching case in his career.
CIA operative Todd Van Buren meets with Joshua Givens, a Washington Post investigative reporter who has uncovered a dangerous secret. Givens suspects that a lobbyist has formed a shadowy group called the Friday Club, whose members come from the White House, the Pentagon, Homeland Security, the FBI, and even the CIA. The journalist is convinced that the cabal is powerful enough to topple the United States . . . and hes terrified.
That afternoon, Van Buren—son-in-law of legendary spy Kirk McGarvey—is gunned down. That evening, Givens and his family are killed. Anything that might reveal the existence of the Friday Club is destroyed.
A devastated McGarvey is about to be drawn into the most far-reaching and perilous investigation of his career, one that could paralyze the government and shake the foundations of the world financial order.
About the Author
David Hagberg has published numerous novels of suspense, including his bestselling thrillers featuring former CIA director Kirk McGarvey, which include Abyss, The Expediter, and Allahs Scorpion. He has earned a nomination for the American Book Award, three nominations for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award and three Mystery Scene Best American Mystery awards. He has spent more than thirty years researching and studying US-Soviet relations during the Cold War. Hagberg joined the Air Force out of high school, and during the height of the Cold War, he served as an Air Force cryptographer. He attended the University of Maryland and University of Washington. Born in Duluth, Minnesota, he now lives with his wife Laurie in Sarasota, Florida.