Only Greg Rucka, the thriller genre's most fearless writer, would
dare create a spy so edgy, so explosive, so extreme, she should be
Tara Chace was once the most dangerous woman alive. And now that
the international spy network thinks she's as good as dead, she's
even more dangerous than ever.
Only one thing could coax Tara back into the game: a chance to
vindicate herself. The torture and execution of Dina Malikov has
set off a cutthroat grab for power in strategically crucial
Uzbekistan. Tara's job is to slip into the country and extract
Dina's pro-Western husband and their young son before they are
murdered --- by his ruthless sister.
But there are a couple of wild cards in the deck, including a
missing mobile weapons system that can bring down a commercial
airliner, not to mention powerful political careers. Now, as she
vanishes into hostile territory with a man who may or may not be
what he seems, Tara is going to find out that the war on terror is
more terrifying than anyone knows. For in a battle where betrayal
is a conventional weapon, loyalty is a weakness, and anyone ---
even a child --- is a legitimate target: it's every spy, every
woman, for herself.
Combine a thriller that defies every expectation with a heroine for
whom nothing is out of bounds, and the result is PRIVATE WARS, a
suspense novel so explosively realistic, it should be