The Shadow War

The Shadow War

by Glen Scott Allen
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The Shadow War by Glen Scott Allen

In the tradition of The Da Vinci Code, a brilliant new talent delivers a sweeping thriller that turns the entire history of America upside down.

Colonial historian Benjamin Wainwright is summoned to a secretive think tank in western Massachusetts by an old school friend who researches war-game theory. Upon his arrival, Wainwright discovers that his friend is dead and suspected of having leaked information. When the security analyst hired to investigate the case is targeted for assassination, Benjamin wonders: Was his friend’s death an accident—or murder?

A series of codes, forged documents, and secret family histories all point to the existence of a centuries-old conspiracy. Benjamin teams up with a beautiful Russian cultural attaché named Natalya Orlova, whose own family has a dark history with the KGB, to unravel the truth. The two set off on a dangerous mission that stretches from Washington, DC, to the French Riviera, to deep within the Siberian wilderness. Together, they discover the sinister forces that have pulled the strings of power in America—perhaps all the way back to its very founding.  What our characters learn will make us question everything we thought we knew about American history, from the Revolution to the Cold War, and what lies in store for the fate of the nation.

With a gripping pace and enigmatic plot that drives the reader from one page to the next, The Shadow War is a highly intelligent thriller that asks: Who really runs the country, who controls our enemies, and to what lengths will they go to conceal their hidden agendas?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312576554
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/23/2010
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 9.54(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.23(d)

About the Author

GLEN SCOTT ALLEN has been a writer in residence at Reed College and taught at the University of Utah and Towson University. He has published more than a dozen short stories, and more than a hundred essays, reviews, and presentations on science, literature, popular culture, cryptography, and terrorism.

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Ryan Walsh More than 1 year ago
Look out Dan Brown, there's a new kid on the block and he's taking all the ladies...and the historians. Glen Scott Allen takes the action-packed conspiracy theories to a whole new level. This book will keep your eyes reading and your mind twisting as you're taken through a Da Vinci Code of American history. With relatable facts and figures Glen Scott Allen makes it impossible to want to put the book down. I found myself looking further into the information the characters were working with making the plot so much more facinating and believable. Five stars to this upcoming classic!
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