The Cabal

The Cabal : A Kirk McGarvey Novel

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CIA operative Todd Van Buren meets with Joshua Givens, a Washington Post investigative reporter who has uncovered a dangerous secret. Givens suspects that a lobbyist has formed a shadowy group called the Friday Club, whose members come from the White House, the Pentagon, Homeland Security, the FBI, and even the CIA. The journalist is convinced that the cabal is powerful enough to topple the United States . . . and he's terrified.

That afternoon, Van Buren--son-in-law of legendary spy Kirk McGarvey--is gunned down. That evening, Givens and his family are killed. Anything that might reveal the existence of the Friday Club is destroyed.

A devastated McGarvey is about to be drawn into the most far-reaching and perilous investigation of his career, one that could paralyze the government and shake the foundations of the world financial order.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 114 x 173 x 28mm | 240g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765359871
  • 9780765359872
  • 606,801

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"A terrific page-turning experience... adds up to Hagberg's best book in years. Conspire to grab this one right away."
--"Booklist" on "The Cabal" ""The Expediter" is terrifying . . . a brilliantly realized novel of heart-stopping action, slick hardware, down-and-dirty characters, and fast international settings. David Hagberg is the grandmaster of the contemporary espionage thriller."--Douglas Preston, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Blasphemy "

"It's fun to watch professionals at the top of their game, which in this case means not only the characters in this great story, but David Hagberg himself as he creates a world-spanning crisis that only Kirk McGarvey can save. The nonstop action races the clock with the fate of millions waiting for the winner."--Larry Bond, "New York"" Times "bestselling author on "The Expediter"

"David Hagberg writes the most realistic, prophetic thrillers I have ever read. His books should be required reading in Washington."--Stephen Coonts, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Assassin"

"David Hagberg runs in the same fast, high-tech track as Clancy and his gung ho colleagues, with lots of war games, fancy weapons, and much male bonding."--" New York Daily News"
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About David Hagberg

David Hagberg has published numerous novels of suspense, including his bestselling thrillers featuring former CIA director Kirk McGarvey, which include Abyss, The Expediter, and Allah's Scorpion. He has earned a nomination for the American Book Award, three nominations for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award and three Mystery Scene Best American Mystery awards. He has spent more than thirty years researching and studying US-Soviet relations during the Cold War. Hagberg joined the Air Force out of high school, and during the height of the Cold War, he served as an Air Force cryptographer. He attended the University of Maryland and University of Washington. Born in Duluth, Minnesota, he now lives with his wife Laurie in Sarasota, Florida.
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666 ratings
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4 37% (248)
3 21% (143)
2 5% (32)
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