The Falconer's Tale [NOOK Book]

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An exhilarating new tale of modern espionage and international intrigue – sure to appeal to the many fans of Tom Clancy, Dale Brown and Patrick Robinson.Jerry Piat has been on the run from the FBI for two years, but he’s about to be made an offer he cannot refuse. Clyde Partlow an upper CIA executive needs him for a mission that involves a member of the Saudi ruling clique, a fearsome man who’s been cheating his own associates out of their funding for terrorism against the West ,and using the money for his own ...
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The Falconer's Tale

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Overview

An exhilarating new tale of modern espionage and international intrigue – sure to appeal to the many fans of Tom Clancy, Dale Brown and Patrick Robinson.Jerry Piat has been on the run from the FBI for two years, but he’s about to be made an offer he cannot refuse. Clyde Partlow an upper CIA executive needs him for a mission that involves a member of the Saudi ruling clique, a fearsome man who’s been cheating his own associates out of their funding for terrorism against the West ,and using the money for his own personal profit. Piat’s job is to entice former agent Digger Hackbutt into working for the CIA again. Hackbutt will use his exemplary skills as a falconer as bait for the Saudi aristocrat, which in turn will hatch a daring plan for blackmail.Meanwhile behind the scenes Alan Craik is highly suspicious of Clyde Partlow’s intentions and sets about trying to find out exactly what is going on.With the bait set and Jerry Pitat about to be a free man for the frist time in years, everything is set for success. But the best laid plans seldom run smoothly and the ultimate disaster is just moments away.
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Brilliantly developed characters and intense suspense power this riveting tale of international espionage. Former CIA agent Jerry Piat, now an antiques dealer and a wanted criminal, would rather be fishing. Instead he gets recruited by the DIA to search for a Saudi prince with a penchant for falconry and terrorism. Piat and his favorite fellow ex-agent, falconer Eddie Hackbutt, travel from the wilds of Scotland to the casinos of Monaco and the hunting grounds of Mombasa, their efforts complicated by illegal dealings within American government agencies. Kent (Night Trap) embellishes the exciting covert operations with detailed descriptions of various settings and the falcons' beautiful strength, building a richly nuanced world of half-truths and power struggles. Unlike most espionage page-turners, this tale repays careful reading. (Mar.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007287864
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/4/2008
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 416,401
  • File size: 427 KB

Meet the Author

Gordon Kent is the pseudonym of a father-and-son writing team, both of whom have considerable experience in the US Navy. The idea for ‘‘Night Trap’ was born out of a series of fishing and hiking trips together.


Their interests, many of which are shared, include military matters, Africa, antiques, book collecting, war gaming and theatre. Both now live in the USA.


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