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You don't stand and wait as Hurricane Katrina barrels down on New Orleans, unless you don't have a choice, and maritime lawyer Jonathan Brooks has none. His career in shambles and duty bound to help a figure from his past locate her missing nephew feared drowned in the Mississippi, Brooks is burdened with responsibility and devoid of options. But Mariya is no friend. The sultry Russian provocateur saved his life a decade ago but not without dragging him into a world of murder, mayhem and deceit. As darkness bleeds into the Crescent City, Brooks' search for the truth behind a body in the river catapults him into an international storm that sweeps into the espionage underworld of Russia, the intelligence centers of Washington, D.C., the politics of North Korea, the waterways of the Panama Canal, the back streets of Havana and the barrios of Caracas--and into the heart of Jonathan's own darkness.
About the Author
A.C. Frieden writes legal and espionage thrillers, including the Jonathan Brooks series (TRANQUILITY DENIED and THE SERPENT'S GAME), and short mysteries that have been published in various anthologies and other collections. Frieden is also an attorney, pilot, diver, martial artist, equestrian, and former army sniper and molecular biologist. He was born in Senegal, raised in India, Brazil, Switzerland and the UK, and later moved to the United States, where he now lives in Chicago. Today, he continues to research far-flung hotspots for his next books, from investigative trips to North Korea and Cuba to experiencing the chaos of the Honduran coup, from piloting small planes over the Panama Canal to exploring remote underwater sites in the Indian Ocean, from surveying the damaged Chernobyl nuclear power plant to following the trails of Cold War combatants across seven South American countries, Russia, Vietnam and China in search of newly discovered secrets.