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Extreme Denial

Extreme Denial

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An American intelligence operative, Steve Decker suddenly moves to Santa Fe after a tragedy on his 40th birthday. There he finds peace of mind and a beautiful, sensual woman named Beth Dwyer. Steve will soon discover, however, that Beth harbors heinous secrets. Is she the love of his life—or his most deadly enemy?

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An American intelligence operative, Steve Decker suddenly moves to Santa Fe after a tragedy on his 40th birthday. There he finds peace of mind and a beautiful, sensual woman named Beth Dwyer. Steve will soon discover, however, that Beth harbors heinous secrets. Is she the love of his life—or his most deadly enemy?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Michael Douglas has already bought the rights to this Sante Fe thriller of sexual betrayal and international intrigue. (Apr.)
Library Journal
The author poses the following questions at the beginning of this best-selling work: Are three decades of interest in modern physics, ecology, mystical religion, and interpersonal psychology finally synthesizing into a new spiritual common sense? Are we beginning to live this new common sense? Can it become the dominant paradigm of the next century? The Celestine Prophecy is a modern parable that begins with the disappearance of an ancient Peruvian manuscript that contains an important secret. The secret is a list of nine insights that, if understood, provide a positive vision of how we can save this planet and its creatures and preserve its beauty. Although the tale stretches credibility a bit, reader Michael Kramer performs well. Recommended for libraries where the print version did well.-Ravonne A. Green, Emmanuel Coll. Lib., Franklin Springs, Ga. Steve Decker is a former CIA operative and counterterrorism specialist who resigns his position to sell real estate in Santa Fe after botching an operation in Rome. As he settles into his new life, Decker finds love, security, and an old nemesis looking for revenge. This is a crisp spy story with plenty of action and reasonably good attention to character development. Veteran actor Peter Boyle does a terrific job in his narration. His timing and expression carry the story along beautifully. The contemporary spy novel is perhaps the last casualty of the Cold War, and genre authors like Morrell (The Covenant of the Flame, Audio Reviews, LJ 10/1/91) are clearly struggling for credible story lines. Extreme Denial seems to struggle more than most, but fans of the genre have to make some concessions to the fall of Communism. Recommended.-Ray Vignovich, West Des Moines P.L., Ia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446603966
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
09/14/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.07(d)

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Michael Connelly
David Morrell is sole master of suspense. He wields it like a stiletto -- knows where to stick it and how to turn it. If you're reading Morrell, you're sitting on the edge of your seat.
Andrew Vachss
The absolute master...the craftsman so many of us look to for guidance.

Meet the Author

David Morrell is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-eight books, including his award-winning Creepers. Co-founder of the International Thrillers Writers Organization, he is considered by many to be the father of the modern action novel. To learn more, go to www.davidmorrell.net.

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Extreme Denial 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Characters and action kept me glued
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Started a little slow, but picked up nicely. David is so good with his detailed descriptions. He is always a pleasure to read. Enjoyed this one very much!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My aunt sent this book to me while I was serving in Iraq during the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I usually read Danielle Steel. Since it was all I had I decided to just read the thing. It was a great book. Suspensful with plenty of action. I couldn't put it down. I would highly recommend this book to anyonme that enjoys fast action suspence fiction. Wow! I will read more books by David Morrell. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had plenty of action and suspense. Intriguing and well written with good character development. I really enjoyed it from cover to cover.