Outraged by such a tragic waste of a child's life, American doctor John Ross joins forces with a Typhoon class submarine captain (the father of one of the surviving children) and an undercover operative from the Russian Radiation Authority to hunt down those responsible.
This puts them on a collision course with a Russian Mafia boss and an Al-Qaeda agent determined to acquire nuclear material.
They find themselves entangled in a web of brutality, bribery and blackmail, where no one is who they seem and everyone is expendable ...
"You're looking at twenty days to put together a team and rehearse an operation to accomplish something no Western power has been able to do in eight years. No-one has ever rescued a hostage from Lebanon."
The PLO is about to acquire nine reasons why the US will be powerless to retaliate against its outrages in the future. Nine American hostages are for sale and Yasser Arafat wants to buy them. America wants them back.
The anti-terrorist mercenary force which exploded onto the pages of The Libyan Contract is reactivated for one final mission. Their orders are to bring the hostages home at any cost – and against all odds.
The heart-stopping action of The Beirut Contract moves at a blistering pace – from Mexico to Turkey, from Baghdad to Beirut – as the mercenaries begin to wonder whether they are mere pawns in a deadly game of power-broking. What is mega-rich Jack Halloran doing at the PLO headquarters in Baghdad? How does Yasser Arafat know so much about their mission? Who is behind the brutal murders and mysterious disappearances?
As circumstances spin out of their control, the mercenaries are forced to confront the possibility that they were never meant to get out of Lebanon alive.
When he loses contact with the team in South America, Pike is convinced he and the Taskforce are under assault. His men are the closest thing to family that Pike has, which means he will do anything, even ignore direct orders to stand down, to find them. Pike and Jennifer head to Brazil to investigate their disappearance and run headlong into a crew of Russian assassins. Within days they are entangled in a byzantine scheme involving Brazilian politics and a cut-throat battle for control of offshore oil fields.
Forged in combat, the Russians are the equal of anything the Taskforce has encountered before, but they make a mistake in attacking Pike’s team, because Pike has a couple of elite Israeli assassins of his own. And Pike will stop at nothing to protect his family.
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In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.
1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.
1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.
Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.
“Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter