Synopses & Reviews
Morgan Cooper is finding it harder to juggle the demands of her children and her careera task her workaholic civil-rights lawyer husband, Adam, makes still more difficult. But unlike the other soccer moms in their affluent DC suburb, shes an undercover CIA officer who has been assigned to the strife-torn Gaza Strip.
There, as the betrayals and contradictions of her personal and working lives catch up with her, she finds herself in peril. With her Agency bosses seemingly disengaged, it falls to Adam to try to save her life and their relationship.
Inspired by actual events, Taking Morgan is a gripping novel of political intrigue and suspense. It is also the deeply affecting story of a modern couple struggling in their marriage, suddenly at risk at losing each other forever.
Hefty doses of melodrama undercut British author Rose's fiction debut a thriller set in 2007 and based on an actual covert operation. Veteran CIA agent Morgan Cooper continues to seek out hazardous fieldwork even with two small children waiting for her back home. Her husband Adam a prominent human rights lawyer is about to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of a Lebanese American convicted of terrorism for having given almost 100000 to an Islamic charity that was a front for Hamas. Morgan's first attempt to cross into Gaza fails but thanks to an Israeli who seemingly met her by chance as she jogged on a Tel Aviv beach she's able to enter the territory. While the CIA's priority is keeping Gaza out of Hamas's control Morgan's first act on reaching Gaza City is to jump into the arms of her contact a tryst interrupted when she's abducted. Adam's efforts to gain her freedom and Morgan's to stay alive aren't enough to sustain interest and the real life inspiration for the plot comes across as window dressing. Agent: Jill Grinberg Jill Grinberg Literary Management. (Nov.) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
About the Author
David Rose has written extensively on intelligence and covert action by agencies all over the world for more than twenty years. Hes been a contributing editor with Vanity Fair since 2002, and on staff at the Guardian, Observer, and BBC. He currently writes investigative articles for the Mail on Sunday. The author of six nonfiction books, hes been shortlisted for the Crimewriters Association Golden Dagger and won the Trento Mountain Literature Festival grand prize. He resides in Oxford, England.