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Cold Frame

by P. T. Deutermann

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With the proliferation of counterterrorism groups following the September 11th attacks, the playing field is complex and political. One of those secret groups creates a Kill List of overseas terrorists; when members of the committee begin to die under mysterious, unexplainable circumstances, Metro detective Av Smith is drawn into the case. Although he’s assigned to a bureau that has no function other than passing cases along to the proper federal agency, events conspire to keep the detective involved. Despite being blocked at almost every turn, Av moves closer and closer to the truth, forcing the mastermind behind the murders to move out of the shadow and silence him forever.

Well-drawn characters, believable situations, and a welcome bit of humor make this finely crafted, nonstop thriller one that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final page. Unexpected plot twists and some amazing plants ramp up the suspense and keep those pages turning until the final chilling reveal.

Highly recommended. ( )
  jfe16 | Aug 15, 2015 |
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The downtown area of today's Washington, D.C., has become an armed camp. Men with assault rifles crouch on top of monuments and buildings. Anti-missile sites bristle on the White House roof. Meter maids carry Glocks and tactical radios, all in the name of federal CT: counterterrorism.
In Cold Frame, the dramatic new thriller by P. T. Deutermann, a secret committee of government and civilian officials puts names on the Kill List, which targets overseas threats to America for termination. When a senior bureaucrat who is part of the Kill List process dies in Washington under mysterious circumstances that include a beautiful woman, a glass of wine, and a bouquet of flowers, Metro detective Av Smith is tasked to investigate. Smith and his fellow detectives soon find themselves besieged by a hornet's nest of intrigue and deception. With the aid of an FBI agent and a reclusive scientist who nurtures unusual interests, Av digs deeper into the mystery---only to become the target of a plan that reaches into the highest levels of the federal government, and far exceeds the mission of the Kill List itself.
Set in contemporary Washington, D.C., amidst the Byzantine counterterrorism bureaucracy, Cold Frame is a compelling thriller by masterful novelist P. T. Deutermann, whose insider knowledge of how the military, federal, and local intelligence agencies work---or don't---illuminates the dark world of Washington's War on Terror.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:08:47 -0400)

"An American government official dies suddenly in a Washington restaurant, but the coroner cannot determine a cause of death. When a second bureaucrat dies, Metro detective Av Smith discovers that both were members of a committee known only as DMX. DMX operates in total secrecy, and its mission is to target foreign terrorists for elimination. Detective Smith is determined to pursue both murder cases, even if it means butting heads with Carl Mandeville, the alpha wolf of DMX. As Smith delves deeper and deeper, he finds himself the target of a plot that goes well beyond DMX- and reaches into the darkest areas of the government. Set in contemporary Washington, D.C. amidst the immense counter-terrorism bureaucracy, Cold Frame is a compelling thriller by a masterful novelist with insider knowledge of how the military, federal, and local intelligence"--… (more)

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