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The Killing Ploy

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by Steve Haberman  US United States

December 1, 2017   |    1,858 reads    |   0 comments

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The Killing Ploy - Book coverSeveral years after 9/11. Pablo de Silva, mother, a tennis champion; father, a wealthy, but now bankrupt Swiss hotelier, walks into the American embassy in Switzerland and volunteers to work for the CIA. Accepted, he does admirable work for them.
Then tragedy strikes, devastating him.  He becomes yesterday's man, mostly written off.  Except by his CIA mentor, who gives him a second chance. Liaise with the FBI to see if the murders of two top defense contractors for the American military, with their passports missing, have a terrorist angle.  This he does. Soon, however, as he gets deeper into his task, he discovers it becomes dangerously different than expected.  And he finds himself ensnared in a scheme to ensnare a ghost where rumor becomes reality for a paranoid on the run.
A spy thriller with locales ranging from sunny San Diego, California to the menacing streets of London; Paris; Lugano, Switzerland; and Berlin. Based on extensive on-site research, this highly contemporary thriller shows that before there was "fake news," there was The Killing Ploy.

Author's Note: 

I got the central idea for The Killing Ploy from the lawless nature of the internet, and that's all I want to say because I don't want to give away the story.

About The Author

Steve earned a B. A. Degree from the University of Texas in Austin, majoring in political science and minoring in history. Afterwards he passed his stock broker's exam and worked for a time at a brokerage house before returning to school. Upon getting his legal assistant certification from UCLA, he worked at a law firm in Los Angeles. Successful stock market investments allowed him to retire early and to pursue two dreams: write and travel. He now divides his time between San Diego and European cities where he researches his stories. He speaks some French and Italian, four words in... more

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