The Wayward Spy
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When her fiancé, a CIA operative accused of treason, is killed overseas, intelligence analyst Maggie Jenkins smells cover-up and sets out to clear his name, following a trail littered with corruption and deceit, leading straight to a terrorist threat looming where the Russian Mafia, Chechen rebels, Al Qaeda and … US government officials meet.
The terrorist threat has changed. The consequences haven’t.
When her fiancé, a CIA operative accused of treason, is killed overseas, intelligence analyst Maggie Jenkins smells cover-up and sets out to clear his name. Maggie disobeys direct orders and travels to Tbilisi, Georgia, to follow a trail littered with secrets and lies, corruption and deceit, risking her own life to expose the terrorist threat at the intersection where the Russian Mafia, Chechen rebels, Al Qaeda and … US government officials meet.
From the halls of power in Washington, D. C. to the political chaos of the former Soviet Union, Maggie must confront players from the intelligence, political, and criminal worlds who will do anything to stop her. How far will Maggie go to uncover the truth?
“Susan Ouellette has written a well-crafted page-turner that benefits not only from her imagination and way with words—but from her experience. She has walked the halls of the House Intelligence Committee and the CIA and knows those institutions as very few novelists do. ” —Dr. Mark M. Lowenthal, Former CIA Assistant Director for Analysis; Former Staff Director, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
“[A] gripping debut and series launch . . . Ouellette, a former CIA analyst, brings plenty of authenticity to this fast-paced spy thriller. Readers will look forward to Maggie’s further adventures. ” —Publishers Weekly
“Every once in a decade you read a book like The Wayward Spy, which is thrilling, addictive, and sends you reading more thrillers, but you’ll go back to this stunning book by Susan Ouellette and reread this tour de force.” —The Strand Magazine, a Top 12 Book of the Year