The Right Hand

The Right Hand

by Derek Haas


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"A one session rocket of a thriller.: -Financial Times (Best Books of 2012)

Meet Austin Clay, the CIA's best-kept secret. Clay executes missions that would be disavowed by his own government were he ever to be compromised. His team consists only of his trusted handler and himself. His missions are among the most important and dangerous in U.S. history.

Clay is sent to track down a missing American operative, a man who was captured near Moscow, in the Russian countryside. Soon he discovers that the missing officer is only the beginning of the mission, and Clay finds himself protecting a desperate woman who believes a mole has penetrated the top levels of the U.S. government, throwing the international balance of power into jeopardy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316198493
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 12/10/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Derek Haas is the co-writer of the films The Double, Wanted, and 3:10 to Yuma, and The Assassin Trilogy: The Silver Bear, Columbus and Dark Men. He lives in Los Angeles.

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David Benioff

Derek Haas knows how to capture your attention with his first sentence and keep you in his thrall until his final words. THE RIGHT HAND is impossible to read in small bites. You devour it like a shark, hungry for more until you've swallowed every gob of flesh, every drop of blood. Haas doesn't know how to write a boring page; THE RIGHT HAND, like a triple shot of espresso, will keep you up all night, eyes darting back and forth, wondering how it's all going to end.
—David Benioff (New York Times bestselling author of City of Thieves and The 25th Hour|

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The Right Hand 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this book on a whim. Was not disappointed one bit. The action in the book is great and really gets you into it, but the storyline and characters give this book depth.
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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite “The Right Hand” is the code name for Austin Clay, a special type of CIA agent. Clay is black ops (anything the CIA will not acknowledge). This time his assignment is to find and retrieve CIA agent Blake Nelson from Russia. The CIA is uncertain whether Nelson has turned sides or is a captive. They want him back dead or alive. Clay discovers that Marika Csontos is involved and a target for elimination. Clay has never had time for romance and yet he finds himself strangely drawn to Marika. Derek Haas has successfully set the base for a new series. Haas has created a strong leading character in Austin Clay. Clay’s flaws are explained by his childhood. He was held captive on his uncle’s boat for years after he was orphaned. After eight years of abuse he finally managed to physically escape his uncle but the mental and emotional scares are still there. CIA Agent Clay is bigger than life and at times seems indestructible. He is a man ready for action, crafty and intelligent. He reminds me of James Bond. “The Right Hand” is a short book with only 272 pages. The author makes the best use of each page keeping the plot moving along swiftly. The plot is complex, intense, thrilling and well done. The plot would play well on the big screen. This is a book fans of spy novels will not want to miss. I’ll be watching for more books by Derek Haas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finished it in one evening! Ending was inevitable, but nevertheless a great read and im satisfied. I'll be reading his other books