Conspiracy (Deep Black Series #6)

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Assassination

A Secret Service agent is dead, an apparent suicide. A presidential candidate narrowly escapes an assassin’s bullet. And Desk Three, a convert branch of the NSA, is searching for a chilling connection deep inside The Republic of Vietnam.

Interrogation

Once, Charlie Dean was a Marine sniper in Quang Nam Province. Today he’s a ...

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Overview

Assassination

A Secret Service agent is dead, an apparent suicide. A presidential candidate narrowly escapes an assassin’s bullet. And Desk Three, a convert branch of the NSA, is searching for a chilling connection deep inside The Republic of Vietnam.

Interrogation

Once, Charlie Dean was a Marine sniper in Quang Nam Province. Today he’s a Deep Black operator, returning to Vietnam to find the source of some threatening e-mails. Instead, he comes face to face with a man he had once hunted down…and thought he had killed.

FEAR FOR THE NATION…

Back in the U.S., Deep Black agent Lia DeFrancesca has uncovered the trail of a killer in Dean’s path. Now, with every asset, weapon, bug and high-tech magic wand Desk Three can wave, the agents enter a terrifying global race against time. Because ghosts of the past have risen to life…to strike a death blow into the heart of the U.S.A.

“Coonts knows how to write and build suspense.”

The New York Times Book Review

Visit Stephen Coonts’ Web site at: www.coonts.com

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“Coonts knows how to write and build suspense.” —The New York Times Book Review
Library Journal
The NSA ("No Such Agency") has a covert operations team, known as "Deep Black." While on a mission over Russia, their spy plane is shot down, and one of the NSA techno-geeks survives. Former Marine sniper Charlie Dean and former Delta operator Lia DeFrancesca are assigned to find the NSA operative. Along the way these two discover a plot to assassinate the president of the Russian Federation in a coup, and, well, the tale spins off from there. The story is fun-filled, with lots of gadgets, explosions, action, and a few twists, but the characters are somewhat predictable. J. Charles's performance is steady, and his experienced voice is nuanced. For public libraries.-Michael T. Fein, Central Virginia Community Coll., Lynchburg Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312937003
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 6/3/2008
  • Series: Deep Black Series , #6
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 308,119
  • Product dimensions: 4.22 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Coonts

As a naval aviator, STEPHEN COONTS flew combat missions during the Vietnam War. A former attorney and the author of fifteen New York Times bestsellers, he lives with his wife and son in Nevada.

Deep Black co-author JIM DEFELICE’s most recent solo effort is Threat Level Black. He lives in upstate New York.

Biography

One of America's premier authors of action-adventure thrillers, Stephen Coonts broke into publishing in 1986 with his national bestseller Flight of the Intruder, hailed as one of the best novels ever written about flying and the camaraderie of men at war.

A veteran naval aviator who flew the A-6 Intruder during the Vietnam War, Coonts has followed his debut smash with many more novels featuring his protaganist Jake Grafton, each full of the riveting action and page-turning suspense that has gained him a legion of loyal fans.

In addition to his Jake Grafton books, Coonts also has written stand-alone thrillers, a smattering of sci fi and nonfiction, and the Deep Black series, which is co-authored with Jim DeFelice.

Good To Know

Coonts once held jobs as a taxi driver, a police officer, and an attorney.

He was a trustee of West Virginia Wesleyan College from 1990-98 and was inducted into the West Virginia University Academy of Distinguished Alumni in 1992.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      July 19, 1946
    2. Place of Birth:
      Morgantown, West Virginia
    1. Education:
      B.A., West Virginia University, 1968; J.D., University of Colorado, 1979

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EVEN THROUGH THE scope, the black circle at the center of the target looked tiny. The shooter tried to remember everything the rifle instructor had told him, held his body steady, checked his breath, eased his finger against the trigger.

He didn’t have to be perfect. He just had to be decent.

The Remington barked. The bullet missed the center of the target, hitting the white space just beyond.

Again, the shooter told himself. Better this time. Better.

The shot sailed high, to the outer ring.

I can do better, thought the shooter. He took a long breath, then slipped his left hand ever so slightly forward. He imagined that the center of the target was not a black circle a hundred yards away but a man’s head.

This time, the bullet hit the mark.

The shooter tried again, once more imagining that he was firing at a person. His shot sailed a bit to the left but still managed to find the black disk. So did the next.

"You’re getting much better," said his instructor as he paused to reload.

"I think I’ve found the key," said the shooter. He grinned.

The instructor waited a moment to hear what he might think that was, but the student had no intention of explaining. He had registered for the rifle class not merely under false pretenses—unlike the other students, he had no intention of ever going deer hunting—but also using a false name and ID.

"Well, very good," said the instructor finally. "Keep at it."

"I will," said the shooter, beginning to reload.

Excerpted from Stephen Coonts’ Deep Black: Conspiracy by Stephen Coonts and Jim DeFelice.

Copyright © 2008 by Stephen Coonts.

Published in June 2008 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks.

All rights reserved. This work is protected under copyright laws and reproduction is strictly prohibited. Permission to reproduce the material in any manner or medium must be secured from the Publisher.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2008

    The kind of thriller that I enjoy

    Charlie Dean is back as full of action as ever. The book starts with a mystery, murder or suicide? rapidly Charlie Dean and Lia DeFrancesca are engaged in their business as Deep Black operatives. A dangerous mission to Vietnam is the climax of the story. You will not be disappointed if you are a fan of the Deep Black series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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