Solemn Duty

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SOMETIMES IT'S HARD TO TELL WHERE RIGHT ENDS AND WRONG BEGINS.

As punishment for putting the truth before the reputation of the Bureau, FBI agents Eli Tanner and Ashley Sutton have been exiled to the backwater of Columbus, Georgia. They are truly a mismatched pair: She is a by-the- book, competent, tough, smart feminist; Tanner is a confident, competent, take-charge, battle-scarred Neanderthal.

But their days of action are far from ...

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Overview

SOMETIMES IT'S HARD TO TELL WHERE RIGHT ENDS AND WRONG BEGINS.

As punishment for putting the truth before the reputation of the Bureau, FBI agents Eli Tanner and Ashley Sutton have been exiled to the backwater of Columbus, Georgia. They are truly a mismatched pair: She is a by-the- book, competent, tough, smart feminist; Tanner is a confident, competent, take-charge, battle-scarred Neanderthal.

But their days of action are far from over—especially when Tanner suspects that a "suicide" at Fort Benning is actually murder, leading him and Sutton to uncover a chilling series of killings tied to a betrayal in Cambodia in 1969.

A thrilling read for those who like their action hot, SOLEMN DUTY is a roller-coaster ride through a landscape of carnage and death, as Cambodian hit men, the Chinese mafia, and the FBI vie to outdo one another in an ultimate life-or-death climax. . . .

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Exiled to the Columbus, Ga., office of the FBI, agents Eli Tanner and Ashley Sutton make an odd couple in retired U.S. Army Colonel Scott's latest action thriller (The Iron Men; The Expendables). Sutton is a tough feminist whose specialty is dealing with computers, not guns. She has also incurred the wrath of her boss by filing a sexual harassment charge. Tanner is a real decorated hero, a Vietnam vet, who has had his own problem with the FBI after writing a truthful report on the Ruby Ridge case. When a friend of a friend turns up dead in an apparent suicide at nearby Fort Benning, this mismatched pair soon suspects foul play. Further investigation discovers a trail of similar suicides, all among members of the same Special Forces team in Vietnam. Tanner and Sutton must overcome their mistrust of each other in their search for the vengeful serial killer. While the plot is fairly straightforward thriller fair, the high-tech ransom scene is worthy of Tom Clancy. The friction between characters, who embody the continuing gender tensions of a traditionally male preserve, make for some richness. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345487162
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 966,755
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Leonard B. Scott (Col. USA ret.) is also the author of the acclaimed novels Charlie Mike, The Last Run, The Hill, The Expendables, The Iron Men, and Forged in Honor. Scott retired in 1994 as a full colonel after a twenty-seven-year career in the United States Army, with assignments throughout the world. A veteran of Vietnam, he earned the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Colonel Scott devotes all his time to researching and writing his novels. He and his wife have returned to their home state of Oklahoma, bought their dream house, and declare they're never moving again.

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