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Cobraville

Cobraville

A Novel

Deep in the jungles of the Philippines, Cole Langan's covert CIA mission to infiltrate a terrorist stronghold collides disastrously with U.N. peacekeepers, sparking a firestorm of bullets and bloodshed -- and certain charges of international war crimes for Cole's five-man unit. A world away, in Washington, D.C., Senator Drew Langan races to unmask a shadowy group behind his estranged son's betrayal -- which means stepping into the crossfire inside the highest echelons of global power.

A master of "gut-grabbing action and hairpin turn plotting" (Booklist), Carsten Stroud delivers an adrenaline-charged novel of America's secret wars, told with stunning authenticity, mordant humor, and heart-pounding suspense.
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  • Pocket Books | 
  • 608 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743463942 | 
  • September 2006
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Chapter One: Washington, D.C.

The Library Bar, St. Regis Hotel

923 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Monday, August 18, 11:00 PM EDT


The navy-blue envelope lay on the polished oak table in the center of a pool of warm yellow light, the embossed crest of the National Security Agency in its center gleaming like a fifty-dollar gold piece. During his tenure as a senator attached to the Intelligence Oversight Committee, Drew Langan had been handed several navy-blue envelopes exactly like this one, and he had learned through bitter experience that what was contained inside them was often dangerous to know. Gunther... see more

About the Author

Carsten Stroud
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Carsten Stroud

Carsten Stroud is the author of Cuba Strait, Black Water Transit, the award-winning Sniper's Moon, and other novels. His nonfiction titles include Deadly Force; Iron Bravo, chosen for the U.S. Army's recommended reading list; and the New York Times bestseller Close Pursuit. He lives on the shores of Lake Huron.

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