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About the Book

About the Book


Former CIA analyst Francine Mathews has created "one of the
toughest female secret agents we've seen in a long time."* Using
her firsthand expertise of international espionage, Mathews offers
another brilliantly realized suspense novel so intense, so
authentic, it lethally blurs the line between fact and fiction. In
BLOWN, Caroline Carmichael returns in a white-hot tale of terror on
the streets of Washington, where one woman must gamble her life to
save her country.

As thousands of runners line up for the Marine Corps Marathon in
Washington, D.C., no one suspects that in a matter of hours the
event will become a race between life and death. CIA analyst
Caroline Carmichael is about to tender her resignation, when the
first reports of a terrorist attack pour in--and she instantly
recognizes the hand of an enemy she's battled for years: the 30
April Organization. The neo-Nazi group is alive and well and
operating in the United States, assassinating top officials and
abducting a vulnerable child from the front ranks of a state
funeral. When Caroline's husband, Eric, is arrested in Germany as a
30 April operative, Caroline has no choice but to take to the
streets--and target the evil herself.

Eric has worked as a "legend" for years--a false identity so
perfect, the CIA believes he's dead--and gone deep undercover
within the terrorist group Caroline is determined to destroy. Now
his cover's been blown, and Eric's intimate knowledge of 30 April's
plans makes him a target for both sides: the killers he's betrayed,
and the American government he's sworn to protect.

Torn between a desire to save her husband and her duty to save her
country, Caroline is drawn back into a treacherous labyrinth where
trusting others is as good as suicide. For the enemy this time
wears a familiar face: that of an American patriot, waving his flag
alongside his gun. To stem disaster, Caroline has only one choice:
to betray everyone in which she believes--or everyone she

For an agent without cover--an agent who's blown--is worse than
betrayed: she's as good as dead.

*USA Today

by Francine Mathews

  • Publication Date: April 26, 2005
  • Genres: Fiction, Suspense
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN-10: 0553803301
  • ISBN-13: 9780553803303