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First Kill
A Kirk McGarvey Novel
By (author): David Hagberg
9780765337337 Hardcover, Dust jacket English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / Espionage May 07, 2019 Print Run: 20000
$37.99 CAD
Active 6.26 x 9.58 x 1.09 in 336 pages Tor/Forge Forge Books

Renowned thriller writer David Hagberg continues hisNew York Timesbestselling Kirk McGarvey series with this riveting origin story for the CIA assassin inFirst Kill.

It is the beginning of Kirk McGarvey's career as a CIA black ops officer. Fresh out of the Air Force OSI, he receives his first assignment: assassinate a Chilean general known as the Butcher of Valparaiso, a monster who has tortured and killed more than one thousand dissidents at a soccer stadium in Valparaiso.

McGarvey manages to cross the border over the mountains from Argentina without being discovered, and even makes his way to the general's remote compound. But the odds are stacked against him. Chile's National Intelligence Agency, the ANI, has been warned of his approach and wants him to fail—and someone back home in Washington is working to make sure he does.

For this newly-minted assassin, killing the butcher is only the beginning.

DAVID HAGBERG is a former Air Force cryptographer who has traveled extensively in Europe, the Arctic, and the Caribbean, and has spoken at CIA functions. He has published more than seventy novels of suspense, includingFlash Points, Tower Down, and the bestsellingAllah’s Scorpion,Dance with the Dragon, andThe Expediter. He makes his home in Sarasota, Florida.

“Hagberg’s books should be required reading in Washington.”
—Stephen Coonts,New York Times bestselling author ofThe Art of War

“Hagberg edges out Tom Clancy for commander of our uniquely American, military based thrillers and espionage novels: high-concept plot, non-stop action, insider knowledge of how things work out there in our complicated, high-combat world.”
—James Grady,New York Timesbestselling author ofLast Days of the Condor

“Hagberg runs in the same fast, high-tech track as Clancy.”
—New YorkDaily News

“Hagberg consistently delivers thrillers that truly thrill, with an uncanny ability to anticipate future headlines. Skill, experience, knowledge and a dedication to quality long have been hallmarks of his novels.”
—Ralph Peters,New York Timesbestselling author ofJudgment at Appomattox

“Hagberg is a master.”
—Larry Bond,New York Times bestselling author ofArctic Gambit

“If you want yesterday’s headlines, readThe New York Times. If you want tomorrow’s read David Hagberg.”
—Ward Larsen,USA Todaybestselling author ofAssassin’s Code

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