By Dana Haynes
"Grabs you on web page one and doesn't allow you to pass till the ultimate page!" —Nelson DeMille on Crashers
Daria Gibron is a girl with a perilous earlier and an doubtful destiny. A former Shin-Bet agent now in exile within the U.S. and below the safety of the F.B.I., she works basically as an interpreter. yet Daria is a thrill junkie who can't withstand the occasional freelance activity as an operative—a behavior that has left her with a path of corpses at the back of her, and some nonetheless dwelling, very harmful, high-powered enemies who may cease at not anything to get revenge.
En path to an impromptu assembly with an outdated touch from her days within the Israeli mystery provider, Daria will get an unforeseen and nameless tipoff that she's approximately to stroll into an ambush. uncertain who's after her, or why, she slips clear of her fans and shortly learns that she's been set up—and organize reliable. an individual has associated her to a far sought-after terrorist, and now the entire assets of the U.S. intelligence group are being marshaled opposed to her.
As she attempts to flee the ever-tightening snare laid out for her, another individual is utilizing the operation opposed to her as a distraction to hijack a truly risky, hugely guarded cargo. Now the single one that can hold this cargo from falling into terrorist fingers is the single individual they selected to establish as a diversion. Daria Gibron is many things—trigger-happy, ingenious, centred, and very risky —but the single factor she isn't is anybody's idiot.
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All obstruc tions had been long since cleared away, all potential obstacles to damage control parties stowed away, all watertight and ﬂood control doors fastened shut. Her three-hundred-odd sailors—some bedecked in bulky salt-stained life vests, some in cumbersome steel gray helmets, some shirtless—assembled SINK THE SHIGURE 31 at their various battle stations inside and out of the destroyer’s 376-foot hull, waiting anxiously for the inevitable encounter with the as yet unseen enemy. Like her two cohorts, the Chevalier was made for war, with nearly every piece of equipment above her waterline devoted to that end.