The Orpheus Deception

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Penguin, 2008 - Fiction - 462 pages
7 Reviews
CIA cleaner Micah Dalton returns for another go-round of international espionage, government cover-ups, and high-intensity pursuit that has cemented this series in the best of spy fiction.

The Orpheus Deception opens with a breathtaking assassination attempt on the rainy streets of Venice that sets CIA agent Micah Dalton on a collision course with a vengeful Serbian warlord. Picking up where The Echelon Vendetta left off-with Dalton on the run from the CIA-this "Venetian incident" with the Serbian attackers ultimately leads to a tangled web of conspiracies. Dalton tries to uncover the links between an act of brutal piracy in the South China Sea, a missing CIA agent, and the real nature of an elusive hospital ship known only as The Orpheus. As he seeks to unlock the shattering secret that binds such deceptions together, Dalton is once again ensnared in an international chase that takes him from Venice to Bangkok to Washington, D.C., and finally to a violent confrontation with Serbian terrorists in the Port of Chicago.
 

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User Review  - wdwilson3 - LibraryThing

After reading David Stone’s first Micah Dalton thriller, The Echelon Vendetta, I was eager to read The Orpheus Deception, the second in the series. Orpheus starts almost precisely where Echelon ends ... Read full review

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User Review  - bezoar44 - LibraryThing

Very much a genre book, this thriller chases a strained but workable plot right up to the last chapter, which has an incoherent twist that renders most of the preceding story pointless. I found the ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
15
Section 2
32
Section 3
35
Section 4
48
Section 5
71
Section 6
75
Section 7
84
Section 8
110
Section 23
220
Section 24
228
Section 25
240
Section 26
246
Section 27
269
Section 28
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Section 29
287
Section 30
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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David Stone is the cover name for a man born into a military family with a long history of honorable service. Stone served in the military, has worked as an intelligence officer and as an investigator for a state-level law enforcement agency, and has lived and worked in North America, Central America, and Southeast Asia.

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