By P. T. Deutermann
(St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312994815, 528pp.)
Publication Date: November 30, 2004
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According to the DC cops, the fiery destruction of an upscale plastic surgery clinic and its staff is just business as usual. With the whole city on high alert because of the upcoming presidential inauguration, the Secret Service can afford to let it go. Retired agent Swamp Morgan pulls what appears to be a "firefly" case-until he digs deeper.
Facts don't add up. A German man, the clinic's last client, has vanished. The only surviving nurse is almost killed. And a mysterious tape indicating an imminent threat against the government puts Morgan on full alert, but his handlers refuse to listen to his warnings.
Morgan's in a race against time as the deadly pieces fall into place. Fighting the odds, he's got to shut down the brilliant plan to assassinate the incoming and outgoing presidents before America falls into total chaos-or die trying!
P.T. Deutermann spent twenty-six years in government service before retiring to begin his writing career. He is the author of eight previous novels. He lives with his wife on their family farm in Georgia.
"Complex...fascinating...Firefly offers strong female characters, a protagonist who should appeal to middle-aged readers of all sexes, fascinating details on covert operations, intriguing interplay among characters and unexpected developments that bend the unspoken rules of who lives and who dies in a thriller...all these elements make Firefly something out of the ordinary." -Washington Post
"A first-class page turner."-Atlanta Journal Constitution
"A deft thriller...impeccably authentic!"--Library Journal
"A top-notch thriller from a top-notch writer. The Firefly may be Deutermann's best novel to date-reminiscent of The Day of the Jackal."-Nelson DeMille
"Addictively enthralling...(wait till you get to the jaw-dropping ending!)." -Entertainment Weekly