Conspiracy (Deep Black Series #6)
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Conspiracy (Deep Black Series #6)

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by Stephen Coonts, Jim DeFelice
     
 

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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.

Once, Charlie Dean was a Marine sniper in Quang Nam Province. Today he's a Deep Black operator, returning to Vietnam to find

Overview

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312937003
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/03/2008
Series:
Deep Black Series , #6
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
606,390
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 7.02(h) x 1.28(d)

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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.

Meet the Author

As a naval aviator, STEPHEN COONTS flew combat missions during the Vietnam War. A former attorney and the author of many New York Times bestsellers, including The Disciple and The Assassin, 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.

Brief Biography

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

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Conspiracy (Deep Black Series #6) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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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.
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