Atlanta, GA (PressExposure) February 13, 2011 -- Agent of Influence
Author: Russell Hamilton
Published: June 2009
Find out why Bookreview.com said the author "has written as tightly plotted an international spy story as you are going to find in this genre" and Foreword Clarion Reviews said "this is one roller coaster ride readers won't want to get off." Amazon.com reviewers are even comparing Mr. Hamilton's Agent of Influence to Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, Dan Brown, and Ian Fleming novels.
After five brutal years WWII has come to an end. Out of the ashes of war-torn Cairo the Muslim Brotherhood becomes a new kingmaker in Egypt. However, a rift develops in the Brotherhood and a secret sect splits off calling themselves the Brotherhood of the Caliphate. They are patient, cunning, and understand who their true enemy is. Now after fifty years the pieces are in order for them to make their decisive move. There are no instant gratification terrorists in this thriller. You will be introduced to a Muslim casino owner making his fortune during the mafia heydays of Las Vegas in the 50s and 60s, a former horse trainer and WWII spy living out his last days in Cairo, and their two protégés, who after thirty years have ascended the political hierarchy of the United States. A crucial mistake by one of the protégés has put the CIA on their trail. Lame duck President Allan Gray, who is already on the verge of having a mental breakdown, gives the CIA carte blanche to investigate. Desperately short of time, CIA director Malcolm Ray turns to undercover agent Anna Starks to unravel the mystery. She follows a trail of death and deception from Las Vegas to Cairo to Washington D.C. as she unravels the past in order to discover the dangerous plot unfolding in the near future.
About The Author
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Russ holds a business degree and has worked in the insurance/financial industry for sixteen years. In his spare time he enjoys reading espionage novels, biographies, and world history, particularly twentieth-century nonfiction. He also loves to travel and spends as much time as possible scuba diving in the Caribbean and skiing in the western states of the U.S. His most exciting trip however was cage diving with great white sharks. Recently married, his favorite thing to do is still spending time with his wife and their golden retriever while working on a sequel to Agent of Influence.
Agent of Influence is available from the author's website, at iUniverse.com, Amazon.com and BN.com Bookstores should contact Ingram and Baker & Taylor for discounts.