Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Date: April 2005
Duration: 9 hours 35 minutes
Former CIA analyst Francine Mathews has created one of the toughest female secret agents weve seen in a long time.* Using her firsthand expertise of international espionage, Mathews offers another brilliantly realized suspense novel so intense, so authentic, it lethally blurs the line between fact and fiction. In Blown, Caroline Carmichael returns in a white-hot tale of terror on the streets of Washington, where one woman must gamble her life to save her country.
As thousands of runners line up for the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., no one suspects that in a matter of hours the event will become a race between life and death. CIA analyst Caroline Carmichael is about to tender her resignation, when the first reports of a terrorist attack pour in -and she instantly recognizes the hand of an enemy shes battled for years: the 30 April Organization. The neo-Nazi group is alive and well and operating in the United States, assassinating top officials and abducting a vulnerable child from the front ranks of a state funeral. When Carolines husband, Eric, is arrested in Germany as a 30 April operative, Caroline has no choice but to take to the streets -and target the evil herself.
Eric has worked as a legend for years -a false identity so perfect, the CIA believes hes dead -and gone deep undercover within the terrorist group Caroline is determined to destroy. Now his covers been blown, and Erics intimate knowledge of 30 Aprils plans makes him a target for both sides: the killers hes betrayed, and the American government hes sworn to protect.
Torn between a desire to save her husband and her duty to save her country, Caroline is drawn back into a treacherous labyrinth where trusting others is as good as suicide. For the enemy this time wears a familiar face: that of an American patriot, waving his flag alongside his gun. To stem disaster, Caroline has only one choice: to betray everyone in which she believes -or everyone she loves.
For an agent without cover -an agent whos blown -is worse than betrayed: shes as good as dead.
From the Hardcover edition.