An action-packed thriller about the NEXT war on terror... First came "the Slaughter": the Colombian drug cartel launched a massive attack on American soil, assassinating thousands of federal judges and law enforcement officers in an attempt to stop the crackdown on drugs. Then came public outrage: Congress created a new supersecret agency, the Bureau of Illegal Substance Control. BISC operatives short-circuit due process, acting as judge, jury, and executioner for drug traffickers. When she loses her kid brother to a drug OD, Leah Berglund is recruited by BISC. She becomes one of their finest agents and a skillful assassin. She has a perfect kill record for every guilty verdict. Then she is assigned to a special case... Elliott Delgado was a hot shot FBI agent until a burst of machine-gun fire retired him on a disability pension. Now all Del wants is to spend time with his son and enjoy his new career as a Pulitzer Prize--winning reporter. Until he receives a phone call from his old mentor at the FBI.... Posing as a research assistant to Del, Leah investigates secret drug charges against him while he uncovers a conspiracy between BISC and the Pentagon. He learns that the war on drugs is about to go nuclear. The Western Hemisphere will be flash-fried if the conspirators are not stopped. As she digs deeper into Del's case, Leah realizes she has been set up to kill an innocent man. Now she and Del are running targets as BISC agents chase them from Mexico to Maine. America's worst nightmare is set to begin if they can't run fast enough.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 104.1 x 170.2 x 27.9mm | 113.4g
- 06 Mar 2007
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
"Hunt's well-researched novel is intricately woven with intrigue and drama. Tensions run high in action-packed sequences. Fans of spy novels will not want to miss this first-rate book."--"Romantic Times Bookclub" on "Corrupts Absolutely" ""Corrupts Absolutely" is nonstop action and thrills. Alexa Hunt knows how to keep a pace that never lets up."--Tess Gerritsen, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Sinner" "A new kind of thriller, absorbing, brilliantly plotted. It's all here---international intrigue, fascinating characters, and high suspense."--Clive Cussler, "New York Times" bestselling author on "Corrupts Absolutely" "Hang on for a thrill-a-minute ride. Hunt really delivers the goods."--Tami Hoag, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Kill the Messenger" on "Corrupts Absolutely" ""Corrupts Absolutely" is absolutely entertaining. Alexa Hunt is a fresh new talent in the thriller arena."--Sandra Brown, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Hello, Darkness" "A thought-provoking look at the War on Drugs. "Corrupts Absolutely" may turn out to be more prophecy than fiction."--Stephen Coonts, author of many "New York Times" bestselling novels and anthologies
About Alexa Hunt
Alexa Hunt is a former journalist. She lives in Missouri with her husband.