Extreme Denial

Extreme Denial

by David Morrell


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At forty, Steve Decker is one of America's most accomplished anti-terrorist operatives. Then a bungled covert operation kills twenty-three people in Rome and leaves Decker shouldering the blame. Embittered by the fiasco, he retires to the mountains of New Mexico and there meets an extraordinary woman named Beth Dwyer. She changes his life. Suddenly Decker has the very things he had lived so long without: a beautiful, brilliant woman he longs to marry and a future that could include children. But when a terrifying assault rips his world apart, Beth disappears - leaving an agonizing mystery in her wake. Who is this woman he loved so completely, almost to the point of obsession? Is she still alive? Was she captured by Decker's enemies or her own? Did she love him or use him - possibly as bait in some sinister plan? Reaching back into his shadowy past, Decker discovers that two malicious - and diametrically opposed - forces have been stalking him. To stay alive, Decker must use all his carefully honed skills, stay one step ahead of his murderous enemies, and pray that luck is on his side as he moves from hunter to hunted, from the deserts of Santa Fe to the streets of New York City. For Decker the stakes couldn't be higher: Beth's life, Beth's love, and, most of all, the truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446519625
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 05/31/1996
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.19(d)

About 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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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.

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The absolute master...the craftsman so many of us look to for guidance.

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Extreme Denial 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Great read. Believable characters tied into a meaningful plot.
debs4jc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This fast paced story of an ex-CIA man beating the odds time and time again was an enjoyable read--and it didn't hurt that he found the love of his life along the way. Steve Decker is fed up with the CIA--especially when on an assignment in Rome he is paired with the most incompetent agent ever. Steve feels he needs to stop living like a spy and discover what life is really all about--but leaving the CIA is not so easy. Still he thinks he has left his former life behind him and found happiness--even love--in Santa Fe. That is until a band of armed men try to kill him and his new lover Beth. Steve's incredible skills then come back into use as he tries to figure out who in the hell is trying to kill him--or are they after Beth? The ups and downs of this thrill ride are satisfying, if utterly impossible to believe. If you want excitement with a tidbit of "guy will do anything for love" romance this is a great read.
polutropos on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fast and satisfying. Cannot ask for more.
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.