Yesterday John Lang was a young CIA street dog fighting his country's invisible wars in the bloody back alleys around the world. Today he strolls the marble corridors of Washington as the agency's liaison to the U.S. Senate. Violence was supposed to be in his past. Then a bomb guts a New York skyscraper and an "officially" stray bullet kills Lang's partner. Lang must spy once more. This time his target will be the post-Cold War, "new" CIA, poised on the razor-edged realities of the 1990s' New World Order. Was his partner murdered and if so why? What secrets link the Senate Intelligence Committee and his late partner? Which loyalties must Lang betray? And how can he discover the truth - let alone avenge his partner's death - without destroying himself? The answers lie under the monuments, the slums, and the freeways in the other Washington, the city of cover-ups and twisted loyalties and cynical power. Here death can come silently, unobtrusively, anywhere, any time. Here Lang is branded as a rebel, hunted by a trail of sanctioned agents, and trapped between two women he can't trust who both claim a piece of his heart. Here he must race toward survival and redemption...and a revelation as shocking as any in suspense fiction.
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