Mass Effect: Retribution Drew Karpyshyn ebook fb2
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345520722, 9780345520722
From Publishers Weekly
Allen mines the American colonial period for his debut, a complicated but intriguing thriller that posits an audacious and original conspiracy theory. Out of the blue, Library of Congress historian Benjamin Wainright receives a call from an old college roommate, Jeremy Fletcher, now a fellow at the prestigious and secretive American Heritage Foundation, who invites Benjamin to come to the think tank in western Massachusetts for reasons he won't divulge over the phone. Benjamin arrives the next day to find Jeremy dead of a heart attack. Samuel Wolfe, a foundation "security analyst," immediately enlists Benjamin's aid in discovering why Jeremy, a nuclear war theorist, was interested in Benjamin's area of expertise, the Puritan era. Their quest for answers takes them from the Berkshires to a forbidding underground nuclear missile base in Russia. While some readers may find the connections between past and present tenuous, Allen keeps the action and the ideas flowing with commendable speed. (Nov.) (c)
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"Allen mines the American colonial period for his debut [an] intriguing thriller that posits an audacious and original conspiracy theory ... Allen keeps the action and the ideas flowing with commendable speed." --Publisher's Weekly
"The Shadow War takes off like a missile ... the pacing and [Allen's] theories of political intrigue and conspiracy keep it rolling. If you enjoyed The Da Vinci Code, then you will not be able to put this one down."
"If you enjoyed THE DA VINCI CODE or THE LOST CONSTITUTION, then you will not be able to put this one down."—Bookreporter.com
“[An] intriguing thriller that posits an audacious and original conspiracy theory…. Allen keeps the action and the ideas flowing with commendable speed.”—Publishers Weekly
“Looking for a fresh, fast thriller that sweeps from a mysterious seventeenth century opening to a thrilling twenty-first century finale? Yearning for a thoughtful novel about how we got to where we are at this moment in American history? Want both in one place? Well, your search is over, because Glen Scott Allen has delivered The Shadow War. Buy it, go home, and prepare yourself to stay up all night, because you won't want to stop reading once you start.”—William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Constitution and City of Dreams“The Shadow War is an intelligent, complex mystery, steeped in history and secrets.”—Jill Gregory, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, co-author of the internationally best-selling thriller, The Book of Names “Concealed within cryptic ciphers, a conspiracy spanning generations entangles two countries a world apart in an ironic partnership. From America's colonial times through the Cold War and beyond, lives were extinguished to protect the secret. History buffs and code crackers alike will find The Shadow War a complex thriller that turns conventional history on its head.”—Karen Tintori, co-author of the internationally best-selling thriller, The Book of Names