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The electrifying follow-up to the Jack McClure thriller First Daughter from the New York Times bestselling author of The Bourne Sanction and The Bourne Deception

Jack McClure, Special Advisor and closest friend to the new President of the United States, interprets the world very differently from the rest of us. It’s his greatest liability, and his greatest asset.

An American senator, supposedly on a political trip to the Ukraine, turns up dead on the island of Capri. When the President asks him to find out how and why, Jack sets out from Moscow across Eastern Europe, following a perilous trail of diplomats, criminals, and corrupt politicians. Thrust into the midst of a global jigsaw puzzle, Jack’s unique dyslexic mind allows him to put together the pieces that others can’t even see.

Still unreconciled to the recent death of his daughter and the dissolution of his marriage, Jack takes on a personal mission along with his official one: keeping safe from harm his two unlikely, unexpected, and incompatible companions—Annika Dementieva, a rogue Russian FSB agent, and Alli Carson, the President’s daughter. As he struggles to keep both young women safe and unearth the answers he seeks, hunted by everyone from the Russian mafia to the Ukrainian police to his own NSA, Jack learns just how far up the American and Russian political ladders corruption and treachery has reached.

In the vein of Eric Van Lustbader’s latest bestselling Jason Bourne novels, Lustbader takes us on an international adventure in this powerful page-turner that will keep you reading through the night.

From Publishers Weekly

Bestseller Lustbader`s wordy sequel to First Daughter takes dyslexic Jack McClure, former ATF agent and now adviser to recently elected U.S. president Edward Carson, to Moscow, where Carson is negotiating an important treaty with Russian president Yukin. When minority whip Sen. Lloyd Berns dies in a mysterious hit-and-run accident on Capri, the president asks Jack to investigate. Accompanied by Annika, a beautiful Federal Security Bureau agent who`s part of a complicated Russian trap, and Alli, Carson`s 22-year-old daughter whom Jack saved from a bad guy in the previous book, Jack travels to Ukraine, where Berns was supposed to be on a fact-finding tour. In Kiev, Jack finds a secret agency called Trinadtsat, a shadowy group of Russian oligarchs, and plenty of trouble, including a retired American general out to have him killed. Lustbader fritters away many pages with Jack`s navel-gazing, time that could have been better spent in gunfights and derring-do. 

From Booklist

Lustbader’s second in the Jack McClure series is a definite step up from its predecessor (First Daughter, 2008). After saving the daughter of the president of the U.S., McClure now has a role as a special advisor to the president. When he’s asked by his new boss to investigate the mysterious death of a U.S. senator on a diplomatic mission to Ukraine, McClure can’t say no. His comrades on the investigation include a rogue Russian agent and the president’s daughter. Meanwhile, stateside, both McClure’s home life and new job are in danger of falling apart. In the previous book, McClure never emerged as more than a stock action hero, but this time he shows signs of multidimensionality. The story line seems oddly out of sequence in a couple of places, but the main plot will hold readers’ attention. Lustbader’s last several books have found the formerly best-selling author spinning his wheels, but this time he shows some renewed spark.

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Eric van Lastbader

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Eric Van Lustbader Country: USA Born: 1946-12-24 Eric Van Lustbader was born and raised in New York. Graduated from Columbia University with a degree in sociology and before fully devoting himself to the craft of writing, he made a successful career in elementary education and early childhood education. Also for some time Lastbader worked in the music business, collaborating with the companies "Electra Records" and "CBC Records". He was a music journalist, wrote articles for Cash Box Magazine. He first wrote about Elton John and predicted his success. Subsequently, he, Elton and Bernie Taupin, the songwriter of Elton John, became friends. Eric Van Lastbader began his career as a writer with the fantasy-fantasy trilogy Sunset Warrior. The first volume of the series is almost pure science fiction about a post-catastrophic world that has forgotten technology. People live underground, life on the surface is nothing more than a vague memory. But in subsequent volumes, the author makes almost no attempt to adhere to this nf-premise. The trilogy is joined by a novel with another hero, Beneath an Opal Moon (1980). And after 17 years, the writer returned to this cycle in the book "Dragons on the Sea of ​​Night" (1997). The novel "Ninja", which marked the beginning of the series of the same name, brought fame to Lastbader. The film rights to Ninja were acquired by 20th Century-Fox. Almost all of the novels of this period became bestsellers and were translated into more than 20 languages. Most of Lastbader`s books are thrillers, often with fantasy or SF elements. At the beginning of the 21st century, the writer returned to the genre of pure fantasy with the Pearl Saga trilogy, which, however, did not gain much popularity among the reader. In 2004, Lastbader was selected to continue the Robert Ludlum series of novels about Jason Bourne. The Bourne Returns, Eric`s first novel of the series, was published in 2005 and received many accolades, instantly becoming an international bestseller. In 2007, another novel of the cycle was published - "The Bourne Betrayal". Currently, the writer devotes all his free time from his writing career to serving on the Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee and the Strategic Committee for City and School Planning in Greenwich Village. Official site: Ator`s Plans: The Bourne Reality, novel, unpublished by Eric Van Lustbader. The Sunset Warrior Cycle The Sunset Warrior (1977) Shallows of Night (1978) Dai-San (1978) Beneath an Opal Moon (1980) Dragons on the Sea of ​​Night (1997) The Nicholas Linnear [= Ninja Cycle, Ninja] The Ninja (1980) The Miko (1984) White Ninja (1990) The Kaisho (1993) Floating city ​​/ Floating City (1994) Second Skin / Second Skin (1995) Death and Life of Nicholas Linnear / The Death and Life of Nicholas Linnear (2014) Jake Maroc / The China Maroc Series Jiang / Jian [= Jian] (1986) Shan / Shan (1988) The Pearl Saga The Ring of Five Dragons (2001) The Veil of a Thousand Tears (2002) The Cage of Nine Banestones [= Mistress of the Pearl] (2004) Jason Bourne / Continuation of The Bourne Series by Robert Ludlum The Bourne Legacy (2004) The Betrayer The Bourne Betrayal (2007) The Bourne Sanction (2008) The Bourne Deception (2009) The Bourne Objective (2010) The Bourne Reality (2011) Eric Van Lastbader. Participation in inter-author projects Batman / Batman // inter-author cycle Batman: The Last Angel (1992) Batman and Dracula: Red Rain (1992) Eric Van Lastbader. Novels 1977 The Sunset Warrior 1978 Shallows of Night 1978 Dai-San 1980 The Ninja 1980 Beneath an Opal Moon 1981 Sirens 1983 Black Heart 1984 Miko The Miko 1986 Jiang / Jian [= Jian] 1987 Zero / Zero 1988 Shan / Shan 1989 French Kiss 1990 White Ninja 1991 Angel Eyes 1992 Batman: The Last Angel 1992 Batman and Dracula: Red Rain 1993 Kaisho / The Kaisho [= Kaisue] 1993 Black Blade 1994 Floating City 1995 Second Skin 1997 Dragons on the Sea of ​​Night 1997 Dark Homecoming 1999 Pale Saint 2001 The Ring of Five Dragons 2002 Art Kills 2002 The Veil of a Thousand 2004 The Bourne Legacy 2004 The Cage of Nine Banestones [= Mistress of the Pearl] 2006 The Testament [= The Bravo Testament] 2007 The Bourne Betrayal 2008 The Bourne Sanction 2009 The Bourne Deception 2010 The Bourne Objective Eric Van Lastbader. Novels and Stories 1980 Hejira 1983 In Darkness, Angels 1995 The Devil on Myrtle Ave 1995 Lassorio 1995 The Singing Tree 1996 16 Mins. 1999 An Exaltation of Termagants

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