Blowback (Vanessa Pierson Series #1)

Blowback (Vanessa Pierson Series #1)

by Valerie Plame, Sarah Lovett

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Introducing Blowback, an exhilarating new espionage thriller by former CIA ops officer Valerie Plame and thriller writer Sarah Lovett. 

Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson is finally close to capturing Bhoot, the world’s most dangerous international nuclear arms dealer. One of her assets delivers explosive intel: Bhoot will be visiting a secret underground weapons facility in Iran in just a few days. But just as Pierson is about to get the facility location, an ambush leaves her informant dead. Now Pierson has two targets: Bhoot and the asset’s sniper.
When all the Agency’s resources aren’t enough to protect her assets from Bhoot’s assassin, Pierson risks going rogue and jeopardizing a fellow ops officer who is also her secret lover. With each day, the pressure of the manhunt mounts, forcing Pierson to put her cover and career—and life—at risk. With rapid-cut shifts from European capitals to Washington to the Near East, and with insider detail that only a former spy could provide, Blowback marks the explosive beginning to a thrilling new series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451416810
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Series: A Vanessa Pierson Novel Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 374,755
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Valerie Plame’s career in the CIA included assignments in counterproliferation operations, ensuring that enemies of the United States could not threaten the country with weapons of mass destruction. She and her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson, are the parents of twins. Plame and her family live in New Mexico.
Sarah Lovett’s five suspense novels featuring forensic psychologist Dr. Sylvia Strange have been published in the United States and around the world. A native Californian, she lives with her family in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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What People are Saying About This

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“Great storytelling, real insider authenticity, and above all a fascinating main character.”—Lee Child

“Want to read a thriller about the real CIA and how it actually works? Then dive into this corker from former agent Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett.”—James Patterson

Blowback is...

“A high-octane tale of deception.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Beautifully written [and] incredibly well-informed.”—Naomi Wolf

“Destined to become another great part of American literary fiction.”—The Huffington Post

“An outstanding addition to the thriller genre.”—David Baldacci

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Blowback 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't stop turning the pages of this exciting, well written thriller, thoroughly engrossed in the heroine'smission and daring judgment calls. The details and insider's view of this clandestine world held my fascinated attention. Full of suspense... A great book!! Highly recommend it and will eagerly await  the sequel....and most likely an eventual movie, given its relevant subject matter. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am eager to read the next novel by Valerie Plame. She and her co-author, Sarah Lovett, have created a powerful combination of believable intrigue (both inside a government agency as well as from external threats) combined with character depth and smooth dialog. It was a joy to find an escape novel with such grounding that it reads like non-fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being an ex CIA operative, Valerie Plame is able to inject enough realism to the story yet still keep it interesting. I got into this book immediatly and had a hard time putting it down. Great first effort.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, so glad I picked this book. A real page Turner. Would recommed to anyone who Likes mystery and thrillers. Best book I Have read in a long time. Would love to see the movie made on this one. Great job by both authors. Well worth the read. Looking forward To the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This comes to join a generation of female spies in the post 9/11 age. One can feel echoes of Homeland and 0.30. The prose is very direct, no attempt to literary sophistication. The authors managed to keep me interested until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally disagree with the editorial editorialreviews of this book; they are clearly not afficianados of the espionage milleu. Caring the Bhoot character into Plame's second novelis akin to John LeCarre's famed Carla who continues through his George Smiley books. This book has a wonderful.visual quality that would carry over to a movie quite well. An exciting andwell written novel.
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I guess there's money to be made by being an "outted CIA Agent"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This woman is afraud. She was never an ops officer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
H aha ha ha ha aha aha