Burned (A Vanessa Pierson Novel)
About the Book
In the continuation of the Vanessa Pierson series by ex-CIA agent Valerie Plame and thriller writer Sarah Lovett, an explosion in Paris sets off an international manhunt to prevent an all-out war.
Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson has dedicated her career to hunting down one man: Bhoot, the world's most notorious nuclear arms dealer. When a devastating explosion in Paris is followed by the death of an asset and the theft of a miniaturized nuclear device, she immediately believes that he has escalated his ambitions to play the lead in a major terrorist attack. When Bhoot contacts her to deny his involvement, he warns her that someone within the U.S. government is responsible --- someone with the motivation and the power to engulf the Middle East in apocalyptic turmoil.
As part of an international task force, Pierson calls on every resource of the American and French governments to reclaim the nuclear device before it can be used to catastrophic effect. But with a mole betraying her assets, and her life at risk, she can't trust anyone, even those closest to her, and she's forced into a perilous alliance with a man who has become her darkest obsession.