Blown by Francine Mathews audiobook

Blown

By Francine Mathews
Read by Staci Snell

Random House Audio 9780553803303
9.50 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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 loves. For an agent without cover–an agent who’s blown–is worse than betrayed: she’s as good as dead. *USA Today

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Summary

Summary

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 loves.

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

*USA Today

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Mathews, a former CIA intelligence analyst, dexterously serves up strong suspense and crisp espionage maneuvers. With Caroline Carmichael at the wheel, it’s a riveting, wild ride right to the nail-biting conclusion. Publishers Weekly
"Mathews hits the ground running, coming across like an interesting mix of Robert Ludlum and Thomas Harris.... BLOWN is an edge-of-your-seat summertime thriller. The Denver Post
“Mathews makes it all impossible not to gasp at. She also makes [her heroine] Caroline Carmichael such a complicated and real person that we never doubt her existence for a moment.” Chicago Tribune
"Mathews makes it all impossible not to gasp at. She also makes [her heroine] Caroline Carmichael such a complicated and real person that we never doubt her existence for a moment. Chicago Tribune
“Mathews hits the ground running, coming across like an interesting mix of Robert Ludlum and Thomas Harris…Blown is an edge-of-your-seat summertime thriller.” Denver Post
“Mathews, a former CIA intelligence analyst, dexterously serves up strong suspense and crisp espionage maneuvers. With Caroline Carmichael at the wheel, it’s a riveting, wild ride right to the nail-biting conclusion.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Francine Mathews

Author Bio: Francine Mathews

Francine Mathews was born in Binghamton, New York. She grew up in Washington, DC, and attended Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, a two hundred year-old Catholic school for girls. She attended Princeton, and later worked as a journalist for the Miami Herald and the San Jose Mercury News. She spent four years as an intelligence analyst at the CIA; the highlights were her work on the Counter Terrorism Center’s investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, over Scotland in 1988, and her chance to debrief ex-President George Bush in Houston in 1993. She wrote her first book in 1992 and left the CIA a year later. She has since written over fifteen books. When she’s not writing, she likes to ski, garden, needlepoint, and buy art.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 9.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English