After the attack on September 11, 2001, everyone knew it was only a matter of time before America would become a target once again.
What we didn’t know was that the weapon of mass destruction the terrorists would use was already in our midst, sleeping peacefully, much like a slumbering princess awaiting a kiss.
Unlock the lethal secrets to a hidden weapon in this page-turning thriller.
It was thought that during the height of tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States, that KGB may have cleverly smuggled a nuclear bomb into the very heart of Washington D.C. In Pete Earley’s new thriller, Lethal Secrets, this bomb is in the hands of a band of Chechen rebels, lead by an insane terrorist, Movladi ‘the Viper’ Islamov, who’s threatening to detonate it unless his demands are met.
The fate of the city rests in the hands of a disgraced deputy U.S. Marshal, Wyatt Conway, who is reluctantly called into action by his FBI and CIA rivals because he was once a friend of Islamov’s, before the freedom fighter turned into an international terrorist.
But to stop Islamov, Conway must trust Vladimir Khrenkov, a possibly corrupt Russian intelligence agent, and Kimberly Lodge, a skeptical CIA beauty. Conway suspects Khrenkov of being the man who executed a top Russian mobster that Conway was protecting in federal witness protection program. And the CIA’s Lodge isn’t all that certain Conway is capable of outwitting the terrorists and protecting the capital of the free world.
With time running out, Conway must find a way to manipulate and expose Khrenkov, keep Lodge and her bureaucratic cronies off his back, and prevent Islamov from igniting the spark for Armageddon.
What others have said about Lethal Secrets
Pete Earley imagines the unimaginable and delivers a very chilling and much too believable story of nuclear Armageddon. A former Washington Post reporter, Mr. Earley writes with authenticity and style — a wonderful blend of fact and fiction in the best tradition of journalists-turned-novelists. Lethal Secrets is scary enough to make you seek out those old public air raid shelters.
A tale as wired as Washington itself.
The ultimate Sleeper agent — a nuclear bomb planted in Washington D.C. fifty years ago. Now it is about to be detonated. Lethal — and believable — terror.
Pete Earley is a major talent
Pete Earley goes to Condition Red on page one, and never lets up in this absorbing thriller of nuclear terror! With rich characters, fast pace and exotic locales, Lethal Secrets sweeps you on with one surprise after another.