Duplicity

Duplicity

by Newt Gingrich, Pete Earley

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Overview

The greatest nightmare for the free world today would be a master terrorist hiding somewhere, controlling and coordinating radical Islamic groups at the highest level around the globe.

In DUPLICITY, the newest thriller from former Speaker of the House and bestselling author Newt Gingrich, such an invisible hand overseeing havoc worldwide plays a major role. Gingrich has teamed with former Washington Post reporter and bestselling author Pete Earley to create a highly plausible mix of domestic and global action in this ripped-from-the-headlines thriller.

And of course, it's set during an American presidential election.

When President Sally Allworth decides to reestablish America's Mogadishu embassy in Somalia weeks before Election Day, her challenger says she is playing politics with American lives. That turns out to be true when the embassy is attacked and hostages are taken. Embassy station chief Gunter Conner and Marine captain Brooke Grant end up the unlikely survivors of this Benghazi-style attack. Suddenly, they are the only hope for saving their captured colleagues.

The firestorm of drama is compelling, set off by the intersection of Washington power and politics, a fragile third-world Islamic country, and Somali Americans here at home.

Only Newt Gingrich's unique in-depth knowledge of the political realities of friend and foe could weave such a spellbinding tale of events and personalities, one that could actually happen . . . if America's leaders aren't wary of a world full of DUPLICITY.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455530434
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Series: Major Brooke Grant Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 74,244
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

NEWT GINGRICH is the former House Speaker and 2012 Presidential Candidate. Gettysburg, Pearl Harbor and To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine are three of his 14 New York Times bestsellers. He is a regular guest on national political shows.

PETE EARLEY is a former Washington Post reporter and author of 13 books, including four New York Times bestsellers. He was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.

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Duplicity: A Novel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is well written and has an insiders knowledge of politics. Really makes you wonder .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn t put book down fast pace realistic can t wait for next book to come out in oct feels like whats going on now i love good written books
wiseowlOH More than 1 year ago
Duplicity should be read by all "doubters" as to the conditions of today's world. Newt accomplishes once more of showing true picture of same by placing the reader in midst.
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
I loved this book - it is a tightly crafted political thriller that grabbed my attention from the first page and kept it until the very last page. In it, a sitting president, shortly before a re-election, makes a political play that plays havoc with peoples' lives and creates an international incident that is all too plausibly real and harkens back to actual past events. This is the first book I've read by the authors, but it won't be the last. I've added them to my must read authors' list. If you are a fan of the genre, you will love this book.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Impossible+to+put+this+book+down.+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful! I especially loved the bits of historical fact laced throughout this book. Like the tidbit about the founders not wanting the capital to be in any state for fear of “plutocracy”. Thank you, I enjoyed it immensely.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Newt Gingrich and Pete Earley in their new book, “Duplicity” published by FaithWords take us into the life of President Sally Allworth. From the back cover: The greatest nightmare for the free world today would be a master terrorist hiding somewhere, controlling and coordinating radical Islamic groups at the highest level around the globe. In DUPLICITY, the newest thriller from former Speaker of the House and bestselling author Newt Gingrich, such an invisible hand overseeing havoc worldwide plays a major role. Gingrich has teamed with former Washington Post reporter and bestselling author Pete Earley to create a highly plausible mix of domestic and global action in this ripped-from-the-headlines thriller. And of course, it’s set during an American presidential election. When President Sally Allworth decides to reestablish America’s Mogadishu embassy in Somalia weeks before Election Day, her challenger says she is playing politics with American lives. That turns out to be true when the embassy is attacked and hostages are taken. Embassy station chief Gunter Conner and Marine captain Brooke Grant end up the unlikely survivors of this Benghazi-style attack. Suddenly, they are the only hope for saving their captured colleagues. The firestorm of drama is compelling, set off by the intersection of Washington power and politics, a fragile third-world Islamic country, and Somali Americans here at home. Only Newt Gingrich’s unique in-depth knowledge of the political realities of friend and foe could weave such a spellbinding tale of events and personalities, one that could actually happen . . . if America’s leaders aren’t wary of a world full of DUPLICITY. If anyone is going to be able to talk about insider political deals it is going to be former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. With Duplicity he links up with Pete Earley and prove this to be true. Mr. Gingrich takes us behind the doors of Washington power as our first woman President is running for reelection. It is not going to be easy. President Allworth is still trying to run the government at the same time she is out campaigning. Mr. Gingrich has given us a behind the scenes Washington drama that is also a suspense thriller. Once the action gets going Mr. Gingrich revs up the thriller quotient considerably which will have you reading and flipping pages as fast as you can. Don’t start “Duplicity” late at night because it will be very difficult to put it down or stop thinking about it. I am sure you will enjoy reading this book. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from FaithWords. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
I have heard of Newt Gingrich, but never realized that he was a published author as well of some amazing fiction novels like Duplicity, his latest. Sometimes I believe that those that have an inside view of what goes on within our government offices offer us the best types of novels because there is so much to be gained by having first hand experience in those areas. In this political thriller, it could be the next headlines we read in the news today as terrorism within the Islamic groups continues to escalate unchecked as in the recent events in Paris and now San Bernardino. In Duplicity, we have those same threats on the horizon as two separate storylines unfold. One is the upcoming presidential election between the current president of the United States, Sally Allworth, and upcoming candidate, Timothy Coldridge. Coldridge is hoping to utilize a new strategy to poke holes in the recent developments of disregarding issues in America with regards to the citizens concerns while highlighting the results of Allworth's stance on working more on international and foreign issues. His campaign is geared to promote a sense of nationalism into this election and show the voters that the current president is more focused on international issues than dealing with the concerns of citizens. It is just the goal a presidential candidate might need to sway the voters in the next election, bring troops home, help the homeless and veterans at home, deal with the concerns of the United States over issues abroad. It will take a boatload of work now that it appears that Coldridge has found the right type of bait to lure voters to the polls and elect him over Allworth. Meanwhile the terrorist plots continue to unfold in all kinds of locations with ties to Islamic groups who are seeking the destruction of the United States and its foreign enemies abroad. As the political interests line up for the next election, Allworth decides to focus her campaign on how she is preventing threats from happening in America but attacking the issues on foreign soil first. She is advised by her staff to reopen an American embassy in Somalia, even though they know better than to actually staff it with any real leaders from America due to the recent Islamic threats in the city. However, if she can show that they are making a dent in terrorism, she may just sway the voters to accept her current political agenda. But like all great plans, this one winds up much like the Benghazi attacks and now our military is at risk and hostages are taken. Will America have learned nothing throughout its historical failings and shortcomings? The time is running out. I received Duplicity by Newt Gingrich compliments of Center Street Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Groups for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation, aside from a free copy of this novel, in exchange for my honest opinion. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Like I stated before, insiders often have the best storylines because you don't know how much of it is true or not. I was especially impressed by how well emails are encoded with messages simply through the pixels in an image that to the ordinary eye would simply just be a photo embedded until it's passed through a series of coding software and the true message is revealed. I think this novel was well worth the time to read through it all and I only hope, this remains just a fictional story and never truly comes to fruition. I would rate this one a 4
AirborneTom More than 1 year ago
I've read the Civil War based and other novels and enjoyed them immensely. This book was disappointing on many levels. Too many cliché characters, from the politicians, marines, female marine captain, American terrorist and so on. I will not buy the sequel and will be wary of future efforts until Newt returns to more believable characters and situations.
The_Book_Wheel_Blog More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book for free from Center Street and Newt Gingrich called this review "very impressive," "well-thought-out," and "honest." It was originally posted at The Book Wheel. Did you know that Newt Gingrich writes novels? I did not but it since I was first invited to read this book for Center Street, a Hachette Book Group imprint, I have learned that he has, in fact, written several. As in more than 10. Clearly, I have been living under a rock and, contrary to my previous opinion, I was not being invited to read the product of his first foray into novel writing. In hindsight, this is a good thing because over the years he has been able to hone his craft and write a book that’s worth reading and Duplicity is one such novel. He co-wrote this book with former Washington Post reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Pete Earley, who is a dedicated mental health advocate and has (from what I could Google) written very balanced articles. It is his experience that, I’m sure, helped to keep the scales more even. I must admit that I’m not a Newt fan when it comes to politics, so I was hesitant about the subject matter of his latest book. It’s described as the story of a Benghazi-style attack on a U.S. embassy that was opened by the president for political reasons. Because I’ve followed along with the Benghazi hearings, this immediately put me on high alert and I went in mentally prepared for a book that leaned heavily on overt political rhetoric and liberal-bashing storytelling. Naturally, when I started reading, I was able to point out precisely these things. But it wasn’t long before a funny thing happened – I became engrossed in the story. Not only that, but I found myself flipping the pages so quickly that I forgot to look for political rhetoric and started enjoying it. Then, about halfway through the book, I pulled myself out of the story and realized that the book is pretty balanced and that this isn’t a book about personal politics at all – it’s just a book! In fact, Muslims, marines, politicians, and the media are all portrayed in both positive and negative lights, meaning personal politics were not at all the distraction I had anticipated. In short, I was wrong (insert foot in mouth here). My own preconceptions had me expecting one thing and it turns out my expectations were completely off the mark. Although politics are certainly a part of the story (it is, after all, a book about a U.S. embassy) it is definitely not the main focus. Instead, Duplicity is about the individual men and women who took part in opening the embassy and the personal histories that put them in the line of duty in the first place. They include a CIA operative who is convinced attacks by different terrorists groups are actually being coordinated by one person, a woman marine Captain who wants to step out of the shadow of her family tree and fight for her country, and a president whose one decision cascades outwards. The three lives become entwined when the embassy is attacked and each of them will be permanently and deeply affected by the events they bore witness to and participated in. For the full review, visit The Book Wheel (review longer than space available).