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An intelligent and propulsive international political thriller in which political fixer Peter Rena is hired by the president to investigate the bombing of an American military base overseas.

When a shadowy American diplomatic complex is attacked in North Africa, the White House is besieged by accusations of incompetence and wild conspiracy theories. Eager to learn the truth, the president and his staff turn to Peter Rena and his partner, Randi Brooks. The investigators dive headfirst into the furtive world of foreign intelligence and national security, hoping to do it quietly. That becomes impossible, though, when it blows up into an all-out public scandal: Congress opens hearings and a tireless national security reporter publishes a bombshell exposé. 

Now, Rena and Brooks are caught in the middle. The White House wants to prevent debilitating fallout for the president, the military appears to be in shutdown mode, the press is hungry for another big story, and rival politicians are plotting their next move. Rena learns the hard way that secrets in Washington come with a very high price.  

With intelligence, style, and a breakneck pace, The Good Lie explores the contours of secrets, lies, and the dangers of a never-ending war.

Praise for Shining City:

“One of the smartest thrillers in recent memory.” (Dallas Morning News)

“A debut that will be remembered for years.” (Michael Connelly)

“Skillful and memorable.” (Wall Street Journal)

©2019 Tom Rosenstiel (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Suspensful and intelligent thriller

A strong follow-up to Shining City. Suspenseful, intelligent and interesting. With plenty of political, policy and intelligence details.

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A tale from the headlines

I found this story hard to keep track of the characters without being able to refer back occasionally to reconnect with who's who. Probably for me this story would be better in book or kindle form. I did enjoy the narrator.

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Good read!!

I am an avid Audio book listener
probably one of the best books I have ever read!

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