White house connection, The|
Espionage ( 1999 / Jack Higgins )
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To my mother-in-law, Sally Palmer. Thanks for the idea
New York: Late at night, the rain pouring down, a well-dressed woman in her sixties stands in a doorway, a gun in her purse, waiting for a senator to come home.
Washington, D.C.: The phone rings on the desk of Blake Johnson, head of the White House department known as The Basement. The President wants him NOW.
London: The Prime Minister sits thinking of Sean Dillon, the onetime terrorist, now his most effective, if not exactly most trusted, operative. It'll have to be Dillon, he thinks. There's no one else.
Someone is killing off members of a splinter group known as the Sons
of Erin, normally not a cause for much concern, but the consequences are
much greater than anyone realizes. For in these actions lie the seeds of
disaster: the fall of two governments and the derailment of the Irish peace
process. Dillon and Johnson must stop this unknown assassin, the head of
states agree, quickly, quietly, before all hell breaks loose. . . .