By Dawn's Early Light

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Simon & Schuster, 2002 - Fiction - 407 pages
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From the author of "Days of Drums" and co-author (with Robert Ludlum) of the "New York Times" bestselling "The Cassandra Compact" comes a new political thriller that ricochets across the world stage with implacable force.

Moving from the desolation of North Korea to the oak-and-leather preserves of Wall Street to the subterranean surveillance headquarters in the Pentagon, "By Dawn's Early Light" traces the journey of Sloane Ryder, a young, straight-shooting financial analyst who gets caught in the undertow of large-scale political maneuverings involving the United States' ever-sensitive relationship with China.

While Washington, Wall Street, and Beijing jockey for position in East Asia, Sloane uncovers a plot -- woven by some of the most eminent figures in government -- to murder the first woman president of the United States. As she frantically pieces together a series of strange but seemingly unrelated events, her trail leads her to the Handyman, a merciless killer-for-hire. Suddenly she finds she's playing a deadly game of cat-and-mouse where each move could be her last.

"By Dawn's Early Light" is a Roman candle of interlocking conspiracies, Faustian bargains, and shadowy alliances among unlikely parties. A high-wire act of collusion and double-cross, its shocking plot twists will keep readers reeling till the very last pages.

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User Review  - Bob Harris - Goodreads

A strong female protagonist makes this an interesting and entertaining read. A few plot turns but mostly predictable. Fun to read nevertheless. Nice change of pace from the military action-based books I usually read. Well worth the time to read. Read full review

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User Review  - J. Ewbank - Goodreads

This is a good book by Phiip Shelby. I enjoyed reading it. It captured my attention and drug me through it so I could find out what happend. J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'" Read full review

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Philip Shelby majored in international affairs and strategic studies at McGill University. After graduate work at the Sorbonne and the University of London, he returned to the United States, where he worked as an analyst for various government and private groups. He is the author of Days of Drums, Last Rights, Gatekeeper, and the New York Times bestselling The Cassandra Compact (with Robert Ludlum).

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