Drop By Drop: A Thriller

Drop By Drop: A Thriller

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by Keith Raffel
     
 
"No one puts the crosshairs on Washington, terrorism, and intrigue better than Keith Raffel. Do yourself a favor and read Drop By Drop!" � Andrew Gross, New York Times best-selling author and co-author of six number one thrillers with James Patterson.

"Intriguing, intense, and with such an insider's knowledge of the war on terror that I'm surprised it's not

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"No one puts the crosshairs on Washington, terrorism, and intrigue better than Keith Raffel. Do yourself a favor and read Drop By Drop!" � Andrew Gross, New York Times best-selling author and co-author of six number one thrillers with James Patterson.

"Intriguing, intense, and with such an insider's knowledge of the war on terror that I'm surprised it's not classified. Sinister, scary, and heart-stoppingly realistic � this is a gem of a thriller!" Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity-winning author

Stanford professor Sam Rockman suffers the crushing loss of his wife in a bombing at San Francisco Airport. Casting about to find meaning in the ruins of his life, he accepts an offer to come to Washington , D.C. to work for the Senate Intelligence Committee. What Sam wants out of his stint in D.C. is revenge for the death of his wife. What he gets is danger and betrayal. Secret documents are showing up on his doorstep. Russians are trying to poison him. A renegade CIA asset is strewing nuclear materials up and down Interstate 95. Sam finds allies among a savvy Kentucky senator, a billionaire investment banker, his wife's old rabbi, and the president's national security advisor. Too often, he finds himself thrown together with his counterpart on the other side of the aisle, the whip-smart, six-footer Cecilia Plant. Mourning still for his wife, Sam steels himself against Cecilia's appeal and remains suspicious of her motives.

Editorial Reviews

Bookreporter.com - Joe Hartlaub
�One of our smartest contemporary thriller authors.... A series of explosive events marks the book�s conclusion.... Complex, smartly-navigated plotting.�
Examiner.com - Lynn Farris
�An excellent whodunit.... A powerful book to read�. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and believe that readers of all political persuasions will like it as well. I wouldn�t be surprised to see this as an upcoming movie. Five stars out of five.�

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012964281
Publisher:
Keith Raffel
Publication date:
06/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
263,789
File size:
963 KB

Meet the Author

As counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Keith Raffel held a top secret clearance to watch over CIA activities. As an entrepreneur, he founded UpShot Corporation, Silicon Valley�s first company based on a cloud computing model, and sold it to Siebel Systems. He has also been a carpenter, college writing instructor, candidate for elective office, and professional gambler. These days he stays busy writing his bestselling thrillers in Palo Alto, California.

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Drop By Drop: A Thriller 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Madderly-Review More than 1 year ago
As a reviewer, I am always looking for an author to capture me. After reading Drop By Drop, my only complaint is that Raffel only wrote two previous books. all three of his books captivated me on page one and left me wanting more at the end. His characters are people I would like to invite to dinner, and his plots are interesting and easy to follow. In DROP BY DROP we are drawn in to Sam Rockman's life immediately. He wants revenge for a personal tragedy and accepts an offer to return to Washington D,C. And work for the Senate Intelligence Committee. With the help of a Kentucky Senator and his wife's former rabbi, he tries to exact vengeance while saving the country from more terrorism. With poison, secret documents and nuclear material thrown into the mix, it is definitely difficult to put this book down!
mckait More than 1 year ago
Well done thriller about shenanigans in DC. It had everything it needed to make it good.. suspense, betrayal, death of innocents.. and a really bad bad guy. All pulled together wine enough twists to make it intriguing. Don't miss it. I will be looking for more by this author .
ScottNewYork More than 1 year ago
DC based thriller ripped, as they say, from the headlines of the day. With unexpected twists at the end. Leaves you waiting to see what happens to the principal characters at the end. Sequel?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an average read. The writing was standard, not the smooth flow that I like. At tlmes I thought it was too verbal and not enough action. Any action was bland an unexciting. I did like the characters of Rachel and Sam, and was not expecting for Rachel to die in that manner and so soon into the story. There was a couple of surprise twists and turns that gave this story some much needed drama. Despite some negative comments, I will still recommend this book. Its readable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Predictable when not bizarre and unbelievable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
231 pages. Possibly because the minutiae of politics is boring to me, this story did not begin to capture my interest until half way through. And by then it was easy to guess who the main enemy was. The concept was solid but had to force myself to stay with it.
AMA001 More than 1 year ago
Thought this book was fascinating and kept me intrigued. Gave an insider's approach to the war on terror. You won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This could happen.....
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Spike rushed out the door, heart pounding. He was paralyzed at what he saw. It looked like Rarity, but way different. Almost like Nightmare Moon. This form of Rarity froze when she saw Spike. Her little Spikey-Wikey.... 'NO! But i cant hurt him... its Spike' Thought Nightmare Rarity. Shaking her head, she ran about the town, wrecking havok." Rarity! Is that you?!" Rainbow Dash called. Nightmare Rarity spun around.' She was ignoring me earlier... but with my new powers... it worked!!' She thought to herself. Then she had a wicked idea. Laughing maniacly, she teleported Rainbow Dash somwhere... who knows where.... but it was somewhere Nightmare Rarity knew she would stay put. Soon all her friends were teleported. All but Twilight and Spike... " Rarity! I know your in there! Break free!" Twilight called." Never!" Nightmare Rarity screeched. She nearly teleported Twilight, but Spike jumped in front of her. ZAP! Spike went instead. Furious, Nightmare Rarity nearly killed Twilight. But she dodged. Hours passed, and finally Twilight was too weak and tired to defend herself.