Bargained for Exchange

Bargained for Exchange

by James Macomber
     
 

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International thriller featuring John Cann, former military and intelligence operative, now senior associate with the law firm of Loring, Matsen, and Gould, attorneys to the Washington, DC intelligence community. Cann's principled disagreement with the President of the United States results in his exile of sorts to a small southern law school expecting nothing more…  See more details below

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International thriller featuring John Cann, former military and intelligence operative, now senior associate with the law firm of Loring, Matsen, and Gould, attorneys to the Washington, DC intelligence community. Cann's principled disagreement with the President of the United States results in his exile of sorts to a small southern law school expecting nothing more than a year's sabbatical as visiting scholar in a bucolic and thoughtful environment. Not only does he find that academia is not the bastion of tolerance and reason that it works so hard to portray itself as, but his own past and present come into play as events cross the Atlantic and span the world only to come back to roost in a spiral of intrigue, terrorism, mystery, and violence that affect both the very innocent and the very guilty. "Bargained for Exchange" defines and sets the standard for what a hero in the 21st century is - or should be. It's Clancy meets Grisham and Dirk Pitt� with a law degree.

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Editorial Reviews

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The intricate plot spins out all its twists and turns and the reader is plunged into a world of political intrigue, Middle East issues, overwrought feminism, and academic machinations. Bargained for Exchange works as a juggling act and a satisfying read.
David Hagberg
I just had the pleasure of reading "Bargained for Exchange" and my hat is definitely off. I really identified with John Cann right from the beginning which is the mark of a good story teller. If you want a hell of a good read, by a damned good up and coming new thriller novelist, then Jim Macomber's "Bargained for Exchange" is your ticket.
Best Selling Author of "Assassin", "White House", "Joshua's Hammer" and many more
Book Jacket - David Hagberg
"I just had the pleasure of reading "Bargained for Exchange" and my hat is definitely off. I really identified with John Cann right from the beginning which is the mark of a good story teller. If you want a hell of a good read, by a damned good up and coming new thriller novelist, then Jim Macomber's "Bargained for Exchange" is your ticket. Walk, run, or drive to your nearest bookstore for James Macomber's "Bargained for Exchange" before they've sold out. Once you drop into Macomber's world, you
Wide Awake Library - Book Reviewer
"The intricate plot spins out all its twists and turns and the reader is plunged into a world of political intrigue, Middle East issues, overwrought feminism, and academic machinations. 'Bargained for Exchange' works as a juggling act and a satisfying read." Sarasota Herald-Tribune --Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Free republic - Jeff Head
Even though Jim Macomber's first novel, "Bargained for Exchange", was written in 1996, it is spot on regarding today's events... perceptive, projecting many of today's policies and attitudes towards terror and the Mid-East geo-political situation as a former special forces operative turned lawyer finds himself embroiled in a terror, espionage, legal intrigue story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Macomber also sends many great messages through his story. Honor, integrity, loyalty and
Book Jacket - Geoff Metcalf
"In the league of guys like Clancy and Coonts. The characters are rich and well developed. The dialogue is engaging. The plotting and subtext are way cool."
Book Jacket - Stanley Appel
The book captured me from the very first page. The author has created a new level of international intrigue, from the Carolinas to the Middle East ... and it all blends together. A new Ludlum and Clancy has arrived.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780970953803
Publisher:
Scorpion Books
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Pages:
425
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 9.82(h) x 1.07(d)

What People are saying about this

David Hagberg
I just had the pleasure of reading Bargained for Exchange and my hat is definitely off. I really identified with John Cann right from the beginning which is the mark of a good story teller. If you want a hell of a good read, by a damned good up and coming new thriller novelist, then Jim Macomber's Bargained for Exchange is your ticket.
— David Hagberg, (Sean Flannery), Best Selling Author of Assassin, White House, Joshua's Hammer and many more.
Geoff Metcalf
In the league of guys like Clancy and Coonts. The characters are rich and well developed. The dialogue is engaging. The plotting and subtext are way cool.
— Geoff Metcalf, World Net Daily Commentator, Talk Show Host, and Author

Meet the Author

James Macomber is the author of the international legal thrillers featuring former Special Forces/NSA/CIA operator, now lawyer, John Cann — whom Booklist described as a “strong, multi-layered protagonist with the star power to keep this series going for a very long time”. But it's more than just Cann. Macomber's books feature an ensemble cast of memorable characters centering on the 'players' at a Washington DC international law firm with very close ties to the intelligence community. Notable among them is Katherine Price, also a lawyer with a past, hers in counter-terror at the Department of Justice and the State Department.

In novels that reflect and often predict actual events, “Bargained for Exchange” dealt with terrorists in academia, “Art & Part”, assassinations in the Netherlands during the trial of the Pan Am 103 Lockerbie bombers, and “A Grave Breach”, with atrocities, international organized crime and human trafficking against the backdrop of the Bosnian war crimes trials. It was in “A Grave Breach”, that the character of Katherine Price was introduced and she became, in fact, the hero of the novel. By popular demand, she and John get together in “Sovereign Order” where they attend the Monaco Grand Prix and risk losing everything to a horrifying WMD attack on the “crown jewel of formula Grand Prix racing”.

And soon to come is “Extraordinary Rendition” which asks — and perhaps even answers — the question. “How far will the President of the United States go to alter the balance of the United States Supreme Court?

Visit Jim's website at www.jamesmacomber.com.

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