As a contract agent of the CIA Caf, the agency's black-budget, Contract Agents for Economics, Terry Weston played a clandestine game of espionage against the spy services of Europe in which nobody got badly hurt. But the game becomes deadly for Terry, his wife Maria and their six-year-old daughter when old allies turn into bitter enemies. The Europe where Americans once vacationed is fading from memory. Germany is bankrupt, NATO dissolved. A supersized Greater European Union, led by France and Russia, engages in political brinksmanship to American power. The new leaders of Europe are obsessed with 'the American problem,' that Europe still plays a global No. 2 to the U.S. Even in space, the new frontier, the Pentagon plans to deploy a Space Shield that will give the U.S. military this high ground. But the DGSE spy service has developed a technology solution. Elegant. Mathematical. Devastating. It will make Europe No. 1 in space, and reduce the U.S. military into a fighting force that will have to fight with its fists. Only Terry and Maria can penetrate deep into enemy territory to prevent a stunningly cynical act of sabotage from ending America's days as a superpower. But old friends and even family members can no longer be trusted, as the two great rivals of the 21st century head for a conflict as inevitable as tomorrow's headlines.
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"A MUST READ…The Devil’s Halo is a well-written web of suspense, technological intrigue and entertaining story. Highly recommended." -- BookReview.com, October 17, 2005
"A superb story teller…The pacing and engaging plot are extremely good, and the novel is difficult to put down." -- Book Pleasures, October 30, 2005
"A tour de force thriller of 21st-century espionage, warp-drive action, and technological warfare. (Jerry Bruckheimer, take note.)" -- Kirkus, October 24, 2005
"An astounding work that’s not to be read but to be savored... Highly enjoyable and very much recommended." -- New Mystery Reader, October 1, 2005
"Not your run-of-the-mill spy thriller. It's more immediate, more realistic, more sophisticated, and more compelling." -- Daniel Jolley’s Reviews, 4 Oct. 2005
Once in a great while, an author changes how readers view the international thriller. It happened with Frederick Forsythe's Day of the Jackal, and again with Tom Clancy's The Hunt For Red October.
New Mystery Reader has praised Chris Fox as the "new Frederick Forsythe" -- a master of the traditional spy thriller in all its complexity. But The Devil's Halo is a good deal more than a lightning-paced, stylish, and fiendishly well-plotted entertainment. It's a timely cautionary tale that shows why our first conflict over space satellites may be our last. Read it for a thriller impossible to put down. But ignore its conclusion about the dangers of space weapons in the wrong hands at your peril.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091794994
Book Description Hutchinson, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091794994