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Winterlong, Mason Cross

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Winterlong
Title
Winterlong
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Mason Cross
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eng
Summary
It's been five years since Carter Blake parted ways with top-secret government operation Winterlong. They brokered a deal at the time: he'd keep quiet about what they were doing, and in return he'd be left alone.But news that one of Blake's old allies, a man who agreed the same deal, is dead means only one thing: something has changed and Winterlong is coming for him.Emma Faraday, newly appointed head of the secret unit, is determined to tie up loose ends. And Blake is a very loose end. He's been evading them for years, but finally they've picked up his trace. Blake may be the best there is at tracking down people who don't want to be found, but Winterlong taught him everything he knows. If there's anyone who can find himand kill himit's them.It's time for Carter Blake to up his game
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  • “Sometimes you need a blackhat,” a U.S. senator muses near the beginning of this agreeable thriller. He’s talking about the government hiring psychopathic killers for off-the-books wet work or black ops. But when these nuts run out of enemies to kill, might they not turn on anyone they see as in their way? Or just anyone? Carter Blake was an agent of the supersecret Winterlong, disposing of people “the world was absolutely better off without.” But then he observed his colleagues cheerfully murdering bystanders. He got out, agreeing to keep quiet about what he’d seen and done if they’d leave him alone. They don’t. He’s enjoying his work now as a high-tech bounty hunter until he finds that Winterlong is coming for him. The novel turns quickly into chase scenes, confrontations, and gun battles, all well done, though a tad wordy and overlong. What stays in the memory are the insights into the way these folks think as they achieve “power and a lack of accountability that other domestic law enforcement agents would kill for.” -- Crinklaw, Don (Reviewed 12/1/2016) (Booklist, vol 113, number 7, p32)
  • British author Cross’s subpar third thriller starring shadowy Carter Blake (after 2016’s The Samaritan) adds nothing new to a familiar espionage fiction scenario—a covert operative on the run from his former employers. Blake worked for seven years for a secret group known as Winterlong, which originated in the Pentagon but now has its headquarters in midtown Manhattan. It was designed to be an “agile, kinetic response to emerging threats, focusing on bringing together the top tier of military and intelligence operators in a small, compartmentalized unit.” Now the agents of Winterlong are after Blake because he possesses “something that could, perhaps, take down the whole organization.” Blake learns he’s in the crosshairs while in California tracing the thief of valuable software that would enable its legitimate owner to “make Facebook look like a paper journal.” His cross-country race to stay alive features predictable collateral damage and narrow escapes. Series fans will hope for a return to form next time. Agent: Luigi Bonomi, LBA (U.K.). (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed 12/05/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 49, p)
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10551360
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Cross, Mason
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Carter Blake
Series volume
Book 3
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  • Blake, Carter
  • Undercover operations
  • Bounty hunters
  • Tracking and trailing
Target audience
adult
Label
Winterlong, Mason Cross
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"A Carter Blake thriller"--Cover
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000059595330
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9781681773148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951925833
Label
Winterlong, Mason Cross
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Carter Blake thriller"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059595330
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9781681773148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951925833

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