Sunday, May 31, 2015

Secrets of State by Matthew Palmer, New in Bookstores during May 2015

Today's featured new hardcover mystery, suspense, or thriller title scheduled to be published during May 2015 is …

Secrets of State by Matthew Palmer

Secrets of State by Matthew Palmer, A Novel of Suspense

Publisher: Putnam

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Sam Trainor's career of overseas work coupled with a penchant for being outspoken has left him on the outside of the competitive Washington establishment. Formerly the top South Asia expert in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Trainor has moved to the private sector, working as an analyst for the consulting firm Argus Systems.

But Sam soon discovers that for all their similarities, the government and their hired contractors have vastly different motives. As he struggles to adjust to a more corporate, profit-driven version of the work that had been his life, he stumbles across an intelligence anomaly — the transcript of a phone conversation about the fastest ways to upend the delicate political balance keeping India and Pakistan from all-out war. Yet Sam knows that conversation can't have occurred — because he is having an affair with one of the alleged participants.

As he digs into the source of this misinformation, he realizes that more is at stake than just bad intel. Someone is deliberately twisting the intelligence to stoke the simmering conflict between India and Pakistan, nuclear-armed rivals that have already fought multiple wars. And Sam's new employer could be up to its neck in it.

Secrets of State by Matthew Palmer

For a list of more new hardcover titles to be published this month, visit our New Mysteries page for May 2015. For new paperback mysteries, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where a selection of May 2015 mysteries, novels of suspense, and thrillers are shelved.

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