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A Gentleman's Game: A Queen & Country Novel by Greg Rucka

By Greg Rucka

Tara Chace could be the most threatening lady alive. she will seduce you into believing she’s the girl of your dreams—or kill you with the icy potency of an executioner. because the new head of specific Operations for British Intelligence, she now not has to court docket demise within the field—she desires to.Throw away the previous ideas, the old-fashioned, the old-boy community. the realm of foreign espionage is set to profit the tough approach that spying isn't any longer merely…A Gentleman's GameGreg Rucka’s electrifying thrillers have driven the limits of suspense fiction to the place few have dared to head. Now, in A Gentleman’s video game, one of many genre’s such a lot fearless writers brings readers of foreign espionage his such a lot fearless heroine but: a no-holds-barred girl who’s as deadly as an assassin’s bullet.When an unthinkable act of terror devastates London, not anything will cease Tara Chace from weeding out these in charge. Her activity is straightforward: cease the terrorists earlier than they strike a moment time. To be successful, she’ll do whatever and every little thing it takes. She’ll need to kill back. basically this time the non-public stakes should be larger than ever ahead of. For the terrorist counterstrike would require that Tara enable herself for use as bait by way of the govt she serves. This time she’s turning her very existence right into a weapon that may be used just once. yet as she and her former mentor race towards future at a distant terrorist education camp in Saudi Arabia, Tara starts to query simply who’s pulling the trigger—and who’s the true enemy. during this new type of battle, betrayal can take any form...including one’s accountability to queen and country.Based at the image novel sequence that received the coveted Eisner Award, A Gentleman’s video game is an electrifyingly real looking, headline-stealing mystery with an unforgettable protagonist—one who redefines each rule she doesn’t shatter.

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There aren’t many liquids more flammable, and it’s easy enough to acquire. ” The young man set the jerry can aside, then screwed a cap onto each bottle. Finished, he placed the bottles upright into the backpack, then rose again and reached in the direction of the camera. The same hand presented him with a pistol, then with a clip, and then with a box of ammunition. “The gun is an FN P-35, for the record,” Rayburn said softly. “Thank you, Simon,” Barclay said drily. Crocker frowned, looked toward Rayburn, and saw that the Director of Intelligence was glancing to him in turn.

I cannot go to him four hours after the fact and say we’re still exploring leads. ” Crocker resisted the instinct to wince at Barclay’s words. It was a given that HMG would respond, and Crocker believed not only in the right to retaliate but in the necessity to do so. But for Crocker, any response would be as a necessity of security, would have to demonstrate not only to the enemy who had attacked them on their own soil, but to those other enemies watching and waiting in the wings, that such violence would not go unanswered.

Chace asked. “No one,” said Poole. He looked at her with a grim smile. ” She nodded slightly, scanning the wall, searching for any new facts to absorb. There were none, and she realized that both Poole and Lankford were watching her, waiting for the next move, the next step. “We won’t have marching orders until Crocker’s done with C,” she told them. “And probably not even then. ” Lankford asked. ” she said. ” “Immediate panic dies down, then everyone holds their breath waiting for the next one,” Poole agreed.

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