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Heirs of the Fire

Cullen, Robert

Editore: Fawcett, 1998
ISBN 10: 0804114455 / ISBN 13: 9780804114455
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Titolo: Heirs of the Fire

Casa editrice: Fawcett

Data di pubblicazione: 1998

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Riassunto: When veteran Washington reporter Colin Burke sinks his teeth into a story, he won't let go until the ink dries. So when Burke learns that the president, despite official denials, plans to sell advanced weapons to Saudi Arabia, he runs a story exposing the lie--setting in motion a series of explosive events.

Islamic militants launch a violent revolution, and Burke is soon swept into the very heart of the fire--and a conspiracy. A well-planted rumor brands him an operative, landing him in a Saudi jail. Soon the region is erupting--and Burke and his secret love, CIA agent Desdemona McCoy, are in prime position to be burned by the conflagration. . . .

Recensione: "In years when Nelson affected a professorial look, with tweed jackets and button-down shirts, Tribune editors tried to fill their columns with thoughtful, analytical pieces," muses ace reporter Colin Burke about his mercurial editor-in-chief. "There had been a year not long ago when Nelson had stopped wearing ties altogether, and the paper had made an awkward attempt to write stories that would appeal to people who watched MTV. For the past six months he had favored dark suits and white shirts with starched collars--the accountant look. Like the rising population of homeless men sleeping on Washington's heating grates, this was a barometer of hard times." Deftly satirical writing such as this, and a gift for describing exotic locales that bring to mind the books of Eric Ambler, make Robert Cullen one of the best thriller writers in the business. Heirs of the Fire begins with a subtle scene at a White House press briefing, as Burke almost accidentally uncovers a serious gaffe, and then explodes into frighteningly vivid action in a Saudi Arabia suddenly torn apart by civil war. Other of Cullen's admirable efforts available in paperback include Citizen X and Dispatch from a Cold Country.

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