Blown by Francine Mathews

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Fiction – Suspense | Bantam | Hardcover | April 2005 | $24.00 | 0-553-80330-1

“Mathews, a former CIA intelligence analyst, dexterously serves up strong suspense and crisp espionage maneuvers. With Carolyn Carmichael at the wheel, it’s a riveting, wild ride right to the nail-biting conclusion.”
—Publishers Weekly

Former CIA analyst Francine Mathews has created “one of the toughest female secret agents we’ve seen in a long time” (USA Today). Using her firsthand expertise of international espionage, Mathews offers another brilliantly realized suspense novel so intense, so authentic, it lethally blurs the line between fact and fiction. In BLOWN, Caroline Carmichael returns in a white-hot tale of terror on the streets of Washington, where one woman must gamble her life to save her country.

It begins with a phone call from a dead man: Eric Carmichael, once a leading CIA operative and now believed dead in the bloodbath in Sarajevo that killed the U.S. Vice President, surfaces from deep undercover within the 30 April terrorist organization. His call ignites a firestorm of secrets—for, all too soon, 30 April strikes again, and this time their target is here, in the United States. Fearful her husband is a traitor, and racing to stop another terrorist strike on our shores, CIA analyst Carolyn Carmichael will discover that she has only one choice: betray everyone she cares about—or everything she believes in.


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