Glass Tiger

Glass Tiger

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Brendan Thorne, ex-Ranger, ex-sniper for the CIA, has foresworn violence when his presence is demanded at a top-secret meeting. Halden Corwin, legendary Vietnam sniper and mercenary, has vowed to assassinate the recently elected president of the United States, and the government's computers have picked Thorne as the most likely person to find Corwin. Special agent Terrill Hatfield's crack FBI team will take care of the rest. But when the plan doesn't go as described, Thorne discovers he's been drawn into a web of lies, ambitions, and double-crosses that will force him to stand and fight. A fast-paced thriller full of stunning revelations, Glass Tiger will leave the reader breathless.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 272.15g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0156032740
  • 9780156032742

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Brendan Thorne, ex-Ranger in Panama, ex-sniper for a CIA front in Colombia, has foresworn violence and is living in Kenya when FBI agent Terrill Hatfield arranges for Thorne s deportation back to the United States. In a top-secret meeting, Thorne is told that Halden Corwin, legendary Vietnam sniper and mercenary, has vowed to assassinate the recently elected president of the United States. The government s computers have picked Thorne as the most likely person to find Corwin and stop him. Thorne won t have to kill anyone; Hatfield s crack FBI team will take care of that. But when the plan doesn t go as described, Thorne discovers he can t trust anyone or anything he s been told. Drawn into a web of lies, ambitions, and double-crosses, Thorne must run for his life and, ultimately, stand and fight.


A fast-paced thriller full of stunning revelations, Glass Tiger will leave the reader breathless.
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"The complexity of the scheming and the double and triple levels of lying and betrayal should satisfy any addict of the TV series 24." Greenwich Time (Connecticut)
Brendan Thorne, ex-Ranger, ex-sniper for the CIA, has foresworn violence when his presence is demanded at a top-secret meeting. A legendary mercenary has vowed to assassinate the president, and Thorne is the man most likely to find him. The government will take care of the rest. But when the mission doesn t go as described, Thorne discovers he s been drawn into a web of lies, ambitions, and double-crosses that will force him to stand and fight. A fast-paced thriller full of stunning revelations, Glass Tiger will leave the reader breathless.

PRAISE FOR JOE GORES
"Gores is dogged and brilliant." Donald Westlake
"[Joe Gores] is exceptional." Playboy
"If Joe Gores isn t in a class of his own, he s about to invent one." Rocky Mountain News

Author of numerous books including the DKA Files series, Joe Gores has won Edgar Awards for First Novel, Short Story, and Teleplay, and been nominated in the category of Best Novel. He lives in California.

An Otto Penzler Book"
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PRAISE FOR "GLASS TIGER"
"Fast paced and surprising, "Glass Tiger" finds Gores getting better with age--while the majority of his contemporaries are content to rest on their laurels, this multiple Edgar Award winning scribe continues to write novels that challenge and entertain."--"Mystery Scene Magazine"
"Edgar-winner Gores will satisfy action junkies with this fast-paced, suspenseful stand-alone . . . Gores artfully shifts perspective between the hunter and the hunted." "Publishers Weekly""
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93 ratings
3.35 out of 5 stars
5 12% (11)
4 30% (28)
3 43% (40)
2 12% (11)
1 3% (3)
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