The Operative

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Kensington Publishing Corporation, 2012 - Fiction - 457 pages
11 Reviews
After more than a decade on the deadly front lines of the war on terror, Ryan Kealey believes he's finally put danger behind him--and some of his demons to rest. But his calm is shattered when he's swept into a merciless terror attack during a charity gala in downtown Baltimore. Among the dozens of casualties is the wife of CIA Deputy Director John Harper. With normal channels of investigation obstructed, Harper turns to Kealey, the one man with the resources, expertise--and freedom from government interference--to pursue the awful truth.

Following a string of secrets and violence, Kealey blazes a trail from the confines of the innermost chambers of government and big business to the dimmest reaches of the human psyche, forced to match wits with a new nemesis aided by new allies, each with a unique agenda. Slowly, Kealey unspools an unimaginable conspiracy that suggests America may in fact be its own worst enemy.

"[Britton] may well give Tom Clancy a run for the money." –St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"No-holds-barred action and gripping suspense." --Library Journal on The Exile

"The 'best' of Tom Clancy, Michael Connelly, and Robert Ludlum all rolled into a single book." --armchairinterviews.com on The Assassin

"Brilliantly well-written with plotting sharper than a fence full of razor wire, a sizzling page-turner." --Brad Thor, New York Times bestselling author on The American

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User Review  - cweller - LibraryThing

This is my first novel by Britton and I will be looking for earlier Ryan Kealey novels. This is a fast paced thriller very much in the Clancy mold. I really enjoyed the character development and ... Read full review

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User Review  - FinsRandL - LibraryThing

This review is based on an uncorrected proof for Early Reviewers and, as such, may not represent the final published product. This was my first Kealey novel by Britton and I now look forward to ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Born in England, Andrew Britton moved with his family to the United States when he was seven, settling in Michigan, then North Carolina. After serving in the Army as a combat engineer, Andrew entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received his degree just before his death in 2008, at the age of 27.

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