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By Todd Moss

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A awesome mystery debut of twenty-first-century espionage, through a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of kingdom who “knows the place all of the our bodies are buried—literally" (W. E. B. Griffin).

The Golden Hour: In foreign politics, the hundred hours following a coup, whilst there's nonetheless an opportunity that international relations, a mystery again channel, army action—something—may opposite the chain of events.

As the director of the hot nation division concern response Unit, Judd Ryker will get an opportunity to turn out that his thought of the Golden Hour truly works, while there’s a coup in Mali. yet within the genuine international, these hours comprise issues he’s by no means even imagined.

As Ryker races from Washington to Europe and around the Sahara wasteland, he reveals that personalities, loyalties—everything he idea he knew—begin to shift underneath his toes, and that associates and enemies are available in many varieties.

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I’ll be engaged on the Mali state of affairs full-time, and may desire the Agency’s assets. ” “That’s what we're right here for. You’ll need to excuse me, Dr. Ryker,” acknowledged Zoe, status up, “but I’m overdue for one more assembly, so I’m going to invite Sunday to escort you out. ” “Okay, yet one final query. Has your workforce ever found out who trigger that roadside bomb in Bamako that just about killed Ambassador James and me? ” “No suggestion, sir. That’s long gone chilly. It’s nonetheless a secret. ” •   •   • CIA headquarters is a labyrinth. Sunday led Judd again throughout the maze, prior the work of early surveillance planes and the doorway to the present store. probably I should still get the lads genuine CIA secret agent pens? “So, Sunday, how lengthy have you ever been the Mali political analyst? ” “Just 8 months. Aaay, solid timing, i suppose. not anyone cared an excessive amount of until eventually this morning. ” “Well, luck for you. ” “I’m nonetheless studying in regards to the Sahara, Dr. Ryker. i began out engaged on Mexico and was once at the Western Hemisphere table, yet i've got continually been drawn again to Africa. My mom and dad are from Nigeria. i used to be born there yet raised in California. The relations ties maintain pulling me in. Aaay. I’ve received the Africa malicious program. ” Judd nodded with courtesy. Sunday persevered, “My Ph. D. was once at the exploitation of know-how to prepare political violence. I referenced loads of your paintings, particularly your surveys of Rwandan refugees in the course of the 1994 genocide. You have been the 1st to deliver facts to a chain of anecdotes. whilst I learn that paper, a lightbulb went on. It’s an honor to be operating with you. ” “Well, I’m joyful to listen to that it used to be priceless for somebody, Sunday. ” “You most likely don’t keep in mind, yet we met as soon as while I got here to Amherst to listen to you supply a conversation on utilized information in clash study. i used to be operating lower than Professor BJ van Hollen on the time. ” “I’m sorry, I don’t. yet in fact I knew Professor van Hollen. He was once my manager, too. I owe my occupation to BJ. ” “Aaay, so do I. we're all a part of the van Hollen diaspora, i suppose. The CIA’s present station leader in Bamako is usually one in every of his protégés. ” “Small global. ” Judd paused for a second to contemplate the relationship. Small global certainly. BJ van Hollen expert the CIA’s Bamako station leader and the Mali analyst. And me. Papa, too. who's CIA? how are you going to ever comprehend? “You comprehend the professor died final yr? ” requested Judd, bowing his head. “Yes, I heard. i used to be so very sorry. He was once a very good guy. ” They either nodded solemnly. “So you recognize BJ van Hollen and now me. That’s all reliable. yet you continue to don’t particularly understand what’s taking place this morning in Bamako or the incentive in the back of the coup? ” Judd additional a small smile, an indication that the road of wondering can have taken a flip again to the intense concerns handy, yet used to be nonetheless pleasant. “I’m attempting to determine it out, Dr. Ryker. This a part of the area has constantly been complicated for outsiders. The Arabs, the Scottish explorers, the French, and now us. ” “The Scots didn’t have satellites. ” “I’ll continue digging and allow you to comprehend what I arise with,” he acknowledged, delivering a folded piece of paper to Judd as they broke their grip.

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