Mystery Noah Boyd Agent X

ISBN 13: 9780061826986

Agent X

3.85 avg rating
( 2,046 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780061826986: Agent X

“Vail is in the mold of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher and Robert Crais’s Joe Pike....This guy has movie written all over him.”
Chicago Sun-Times

 

“Fans of Sam Spade and Jack Reacher will feel right at home with this new tough guy.”
Boston Globe

 

“We have a new American hero in Steve Vail.”

—Patricia Cornwell

 

Steve Vail, former discarded covert operative and the FBI’s new go-to guy for the toughest jobs, returns in Agent X—the pulse-pounding follow-up to the explosive New York Times bestselling debut thriller by Noah Boyd, The Bricklayer. A former FBI agent himself, author Boyd pulls out all the stops in Agent X—as “the Bricklayer” hunts down an elusive Russian spy in a taut and authentic thriller that rivals the very best of Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Robert Ludlum.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:


Noah Boyd on How to Catch a Serial Killer

Mystery Readers,

Thought you might like to hear about my last case with the FBI.

The first three bodies were found in the abandoned Monterey Motel in Highland Park, a small, once affluent city surrounded by Detroit. But the public concern didn’t reach full pitch until the count reached eight, all the victims raped and strangled. That’s when I was called in.

My first impulse when tackling any problem is looking for a way to slice through the Gordian knot, a shortcut seeker’s most reliable tool. What I had learned by working on the Green River Murders and studying other serial killings was to search for a surviving victim; it’s how Gary Ridgeway and Ted Bundy had both been caught.

The first thing I asked for at the Highland Park PD was any tips that had been called in—a technique I had learned during my three months in Seattle. After an exchange of confused looks, one of the detectives said that he thought they were in the third floor (long-abandoned) bathroom. Inside a twisted, dusty filing cabinet, I found about a hundred of them.

One had been called in by a woman who had been raped and then severely choked by a man she knew only as “Tony” before she escaped by running down a busy street naked in the middle of the winter. The assault had taken place in the basement of an abandoned Howard Johnson’s restaurant, which was immediately adjacent to the Monterey Motel. Being an investigator of keen insight, it occurred to me that Tony was somebody we needed to find.

It being Detroit, the woman had used an alias to report the crime and “Tony” would turn out to be a nickname without a single etymological connection to the killer’s true identity. These—let’s call them—big city idiosyncrasies, caused a two-month delay before we were able to arrest Benjamin Atkins and obtain a confession to 11th homicides, along with a planned 12th to celebrate his birthday in two weeks.

--Noah Boyd

From the Back Cover:

Ex-FBI agent Steve Vail navigates a maze of hidden codes and brain-teasing puzzles to stay hot on the trail of a band of Russian spies in this breathtaking follow-up to his New York Times bestselling debut, The Bricklayer

FBI-agent-turned-bricklayer Steve Vail once helped the FBI solve a brilliant extortion plot. It was supposed to be a one-and-done deal. But when he's in Washington, D.C., to see Kate Bannon—an FBI assistant director—on what he thinks will be a romantic New Year's Eve date, suddenly things get complicated. The FBI has another unsolvable problem, and it has Vail's name written all over it.

A man known as Calculus, an officer at the Russian embassy, has approached the FBI claiming that he has a list of Americans who are selling confidential information to the Russian SVR. In exchange for the list, he is asking for a quarter of a million dollars for each traitor the FBI apprehends. But then Calculus informs the FBI that he has been swiftly recalled to Moscow, and the Bureau suspects the worst: the Russians have discovered what Calculus is up to, probably have access to his list, and will be hunting the traitors to kill them unless the FBI can find them first.

The FBI realizes that it has to keep the operation quiet. Once again, Vail is the perfect man, along with Kate Bannon, who would be anyone's first pick for help on an impossibly dangerous case. But finding the traitors isn't going to be easy. In fact, it's going to be downright deadly. And if the Bricklayer survives, he will have to come up with a few tricks of his own.

Agent X is a heart-pounding thrill ride with an authenticity only a writer who's an FBI veteran can provide, and Steve Vail—a man Patricia Cornwell calls a "new American hero"—is one of the smartest, toughest, and most compelling new characters to come along in many years.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Boyd, Noah
Published by William Morrow
ISBN 10: 0061826987 ISBN 13: 9780061826986
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Orion Tech
(Grand Prairie, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0061826987 . Bookseller Inventory # GHT2262.2AMGG022817H0202P

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.81
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Boyd, Noah
Published by William Morrow
ISBN 10: 0061826987 ISBN 13: 9780061826986
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0061826987 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # AUD2107RMXX062816H0193A

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.81
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Noah Boyd
Published by William Morrow (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061826987 ISBN 13: 9780061826986
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061826987

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.08
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Noah Boyd
Published by William Morrow (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061826987 ISBN 13: 9780061826986
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061826987

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10.77
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Noah Boyd
ISBN 10: 0061826987 ISBN 13: 9780061826986
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800618269861.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 19.22
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Boyd, Noah
Published by William Morrow (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061826987 ISBN 13: 9780061826986
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061826987

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
22.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15.37
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Boyd, Noah
Published by William Morrow and Company, New York (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061826987 ISBN 13: 9780061826986
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Marvin Minkler Modern First Editions
(St. Johnsbury, VT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow and Company, New York, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover in dustjacket. 391 pages. he exciting follow-up to the author's bestselling debut novel "The Bricklayer," featuring ex-FBI agent Steve Vail. A fine dustjacket over a fine book. New. Unread. From my smoke-free collection. Ships in well-padded box. Bookseller Inventory # 6284

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
23.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 19.22
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Boyd, Noah
Published by William Morrow (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061826987 ISBN 13: 9780061826986
New Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Dan Pope Books
(West Hartford, CT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition... NEW YORK: Morrow (2011). First edition, first printing. Hardbound. NEW. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Comes with archival-quality mylar dust jacket protector. Shipped in well padded box. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page and dated in February 2011, the month of publication. NOTE: Small crease to read jacket flap. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # Signed-Boyd

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
35.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 16.44
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Boyd, Noah (Lindsay, Paul)
Published by HarperCollins (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061826987 ISBN 13: 9780061826986
New Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 3
Seller
VJ Books
(Tualatin, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 2011. hardcover. Book Condition: New. Author Signed Hardcover Book. February 2011 NY: HarperCollins First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. signed by author. Bookseller Inventory # BOYAGEN01

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
40.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 19.96
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Boyd, Noah
Published by William Morrow
ISBN 10: 0061826987 ISBN 13: 9780061826986
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0061826987 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.3009587

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
47.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 30.75
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds