They are young, tough and resourceful, and they have been targeted for assassination by the very agency that made them. They are the CIA work-group known as Acrobat, and they are on the run.
- Duncan Idaho, the Langley roadrunner who skirts the line between brilliantly daring and foolishly reckless.
- Monika Summers, a ray of all-American sunshine, the utility player who can do it all, and does it exceptionally well.
- Tobey Jansen, the nerdy financial genius trapped in the body of a punk-rocking anarchist.
- Ljubica Greene, elegant and beautiful, the shopper who can score high caliber firearms or bogus walking papers as easily as shopping at Neiman Marcus.
- Russell Orr, the six-foot-four strategic planner who knows how to keep his options open.
What did Acrobat see in their time at Langley? What secrets did they uncover? How long will they last on the run? And most important of all, when will they realize that one of their own has betrayed them?
From a blazing firefight in the bowels of Times Square, to a whisper campaign in the quiet hallways of Langley; from the political minefield of a White House briefing room, to a nightmarish chase down a lonely country road--Acrobat redefines the espionage thriller.
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"From its blistering blastoff in Manhattan to a sinister splashdown in the political swampland of Washington, D.C., this isn't a novel-it's a rocket ride. Gonzalo Lira writes with a style that's furious and fulfilling, and Acrobat is the kind of book that's all about taking the reader to the next level. You won't find anything more intense or involving this side of a free-fire zone."
-Douglas E. Winter, author of Run
"A triumph of style over substance. Lira has a thrilling prose style...there is no way, once we have started reading the book, to put it down again until Lira is prepared to give us a moment's rest. Then it's back on the locomotive, take a deep breath and hold on."-Booklist (starred review)
"It's not George Smiley's kind of spycraft, but it's complex enough and no less deadly. Swaggering body language, hip and swingy language-color them infinitely gaudier than the usual Smiley-gray: in fact, think of the Mod Squad folded into the CIA...It's their differences, however, that make them so interesting and their fates so poignant. Lira is an edgy, energetic storyteller, and his spin on a well-worn genre has it frisking about almost as if newly minted."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"The conventional CIA thriller is given a hip-hop twist...a perfectly twisted ending the most jaded reader won't see coming."-Publishers Weekly
"Just when it seemed that every plot, character, and twist had been mined out of the thriller genre, along comes Gonzalo Lira's Acrobat, a stunning freight train of a novel bursting with energy, action, and character you can actually care about. Once you've read this book, you'll have a new definition of 'page-turner'."-Eric Garcia, author of Anonymous Rex and Casual Rex
"Action-packed [with] characters readers can care about."-Library Journal
"Hip and lethal [with] a dynamite opening scene...lively and fun to read." -Washington Post
The CIA work group Acrobat is on the run. Young and sophisticated, smart and daring this specialized group of five CIA operatives, formed to expose the criminal acts of traitors within the CIA, is now the target of the organization they once defended.
"Gonzalo Lira writes with the polished hand of a poet and a fighter's taste for blood." -Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of Sleeper and Gangster
Accused of stealing sixty million dollars and selling U.S. secrets, Acrobat must go underground. Pursued from the secret corridors of the CIA to the gritty streets of New York by their former allies and friends, they soon realize there is a traitor among them. But who would betray the trust of the group?
"A perfectly twisted ending the most jaded reader won't see coming." -Publishers Weekly
Caught in a web of lies and deceit, the group must decide: stay and fight or run and escape? Stylish, edgy and completely original-from the explosive opening scene to the final astonishing moments-this is masterful storytelling at breakneck speeds.
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Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria BK0047359
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0312286945
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Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0312286945