“Coonts knows how to write and build suspense… a natural storyteller.” ―The New York Times Book Review
“An assured international thriller.” ―Publishers Weekly
“The prevailing spook mode shifts from cloak to dagger, and suddenly the guys they thought were watching their backs are aiming at them.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“The Traitor contains layer upon layer of deceit and deception…plenty of fistfights and explosions…. Coonts's trademark excitement keep[s] the pages turning to the book's ultimate conclusion.” ―Bookreporter.com
“Vintage Coonts...plenty of action and intrigue.” ―Dallas Morning News on Liars & Thieves
When he is assigned to Paris, CIA officer Tommy Carmellini joins his old boss Jake Grafton on a bold mission: To locate a French intelligence agent who has secret investments in the Bank of Palestine. Together they work to unravel a tangle of espionage, deception, and murder…and develop an elaborate strategy to infiltrate the highest levels of Al Queda.
Meanwhile, the leaders of the G-8 industrialized nations will soon meet in Paris—an event that would make a tempting terrorist target. Throw into the mix the beautiful, clever daughter of the French ambassador to Washington and an Israeli spy or two, and the stage is set for a tour de force of deception and drama.
Soon Carmellini and Grafton unearth a horrifying plan to shake the West as never before. But can they stop the conspiracy without compromising the intelligence source that could bring down Al Queda once and for all? Find out in Stephen Coonts's The Traitor.