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The greatest nightmare for the free world today would be a master terrorist hiding somewhere, controlling and coordinating radical Islamic groups at the highest level around the globe.

In DUPLICITY, the newest thriller from former Speaker of the House and bestselling author Newt Gingrich, such an invisible hand overseeing havoc worldwide plays a major role. Gingrich has teamed with former Washington Post reporter and bestselling author Pete Earley to create a highly plausible mix of domestic and global action in this ripped-from-the-headlines thriller.

And of course, it's set during an American presidential election.

When President Sally Allworth decides to reestablish America's Mogadishu embassy in Somalia weeks before Election Day, her challenger says she is playing politics with American lives. That turns out to be true when the embassy is attacked and hostages are taken. Embassy station chief Gunter Conner and Marine captain Brooke Grant end up the unlikely survivors of this Benghazi-style attack. Suddenly, they are the only hope for saving their captured colleagues.

The firestorm of drama is compelling, set off by the intersection of Washington power and politics, a fragile third-world Islamic country, and Somali Americans here at home.

Only Newt Gingrich's unique in-depth knowledge of the political realities of friend and foe could weave such a spellbinding tale of events and personalities, one that could actually happen . . . if America's leaders aren't wary of a world full of DUPLICITY.

Publisher: New York, New York : Center Street, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2015.
ISBN: 9781478917816
Characteristics: 556 pages ;,19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Earley, Pete - Author


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Apr 01, 2019

Duplicity - Brooke Grant Series Book 1 by Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and 2012 US presidential candidate, rated as adult fiction, is all about a factitious jihadist named the Falcon, and his entourage of international and home grown American extremists. The heroine in this story is a factitious Captain Brooke Grant, a U.S. Marine.
While co-authored with Pete Earley, a former Washington Post reporter, it is certainly not the kind of book that I would have thought such a former prominent USA politician would have the nerve to put to pen, so-to-speak. However, that is just my opinion.
This story does not end with this book; it is followed by Treason (2016) and then Vengeance (2017).
I agree with the previous reviewer, this book was not a particularly gripping story, but I did find it sufficiently entertaining and I rated it 4-Stars. It did lead to a book that I read first and rated 5-Stars, namely Treason. Recommended by Senior Doctor-at-Bass-Fishing! D. A.

pw1040 Jan 09, 2016

Although not a particularly gripping story, Newt has a nice ability to sneak his foreign policy opinions into his novels which are always interesting.

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