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Author: Francine Mathews
ISBN: 0553803301
Language: English
Pages: 336 pages
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Publisher: Bantam; First Edition edition (April 26, 2005)
Rating: 4.1
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Francine Barron Mathews (born May 23, 1963) is an American writer of mystery and spy fiction who also writes historical mysteries under the name Stephanie Barron. She features in Great Women Mystery Writers (2007). Francine Stephanie Barron was born.

Francine Barron Mathews (born May 23, 1963) is an American writer of mystery and spy fiction who also writes historical mysteries under the name Stephanie Barron. Francine Stephanie Barron was born in Binghamton, New York, and grew up in Washington . the youngest of six sisters. She graduated from Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, then earned a degree at Princeton University in European History.

Francine Mathews has a way of making you believe that improbable situations just might be tru. ack 1939 is a complicated thriller, filled with trust and betrayal.

Fresh from her first murder case, Nantucket detective Merry Folger is unwillingly sucked into her second. When Joe Duarte, a fishing boat captain with decades of experience on the wild seas off Nantucket, is swept overboard during a spring storm, his death is pronounced accidental. Francine Mathews has a way of making you believe that improbable situations just might be tru. Deliciously inventive.

Former CIA analyst Francine Mathews has created one of the toughest female secret agents we’ve seen in a long time. Using her firsthand expertise of international espionage, Mathews offers another brilliantly realized suspense novel so intense, so authentic, it lethally blurs the line between fact and fiction. Former CIA analyst Francine Mathews has created one of the toughest female secret agents we’ve seen in a long time.

In Blown, Caroline Carmichael returns in a white-hot tale of terror on the streets of Washington, where one woman must gamble her life to save her country

Former CIA analyst Francine Mathews has created one of the toughest female secret agents we’ve seen in a long time. In Blown, Caroline Carmichael returns in a white-hot tale of terror on the streets of Washington, where one woman must gamble her life to save her country. As thousands of runners line up for the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, . no one suspects that in a matter of hours the event will become a race between life and death.

10. You acknowledge a number of books and authors that contributed what you describe as aid and inspiration while writing BLOWN

Former CIA analyst Francine Mathews has created one of the toughest female secret agents we’ve seen in a long time. 10. You acknowledge a number of books and authors that contributed what you describe as aid and inspiration while writing BLOWN. What writers of fiction, if any, have in general influenced your work? And what type of books do you enjoy reading for pleasure?

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Francine Mathews, who also writes as Stephanie Barron, is the author of twenty novels of mystery, history, and suspense. A graduate of Princeton and Stanford, she spent four years as an intelligence analyst at the CIA, and presently lives and works in Colorado. Customers Also Bought Items By. Ann Cleeves.

Former CIA analyst Francine Mathews has created one of the toughest female secret agents we’ve seen in a long time

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Former CIA analyst Francine Mathews has created “one of the toughest female secret agents we’ve seen in a long time.”* Using her firsthand expertise of international espionage, Mathews offers another brilliantly realized suspense novel so intense, so authentic, it lethally blurs the line between fact and fiction. In Blown, Caroline Carmichael returns in a white-hot tale of terror on the streets of Washington, where one woman must gamble her life to save her country. As thousands of runners line up for the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., no one suspects that in a matter of hours the event will become a race between life and death. CIA analyst Caroline Carmichael is about to tender her resignation, when the first reports of a terrorist attack pour in–and she instantly recognizes the hand of an enemy she’s battled for years: the 30 April Organization. The neo-Nazi group is alive and well and operating in the United States, assassinating top officials and abducting a vulnerable child from the front ranks of a state funeral. When Caroline’s husband, Eric, is arrested in Germany as a 30 April operative, Caroline has no choice but to take to the streets–and target the evil herself.Eric has worked as a “legend” for years–a false identity so perfect, the CIA believes he’s dead–and gone deep undercover within the terrorist group Caroline is determined to destroy. Now his cover’s been blown, and Eric’s intimate knowledge of 30 April’s plans makes him a target for both sides: the killers he’s betrayed, and the American government he’s sworn to protect.Torn between a desire to save her husband and her duty to save her country, Caroline is drawn back into a treacherous labyrinth where trusting others is as good as suicide. For the enemy this time wears a familiar face: that of an American patriot, waving his flag alongside his gun. To stem disaster, Caroline has only one choice: to betray everyone in which she believes–or everyone she loves.For an agent without cover–an agent who’s blown–is worse than betrayed: she’s as good as dead.*USA Today
Comments (7)
Haal
This really is the proper conclusion to her debut effort, " The Cutout." A reader would have a tough time knowing just what's going having not read the earlier book. Having said that, this book continues the intriguing story of the latest nefarious plan of European ethic cleansing that spills into the white supremacist lunacy of the United States. The story is full of good characters and action. My only criticism would be the disappearance of the protagonist, Caroline Carmichael. The CIA analyst who fought her way through the European ordeal, seems to disappear midway once back in America as other characters move the plot along. But still a good read and nice drawing together of the earlier plot line.
Androrim
I read Francine Mathews' two novels, "The Cutout" and "Blown," back-to-back, and together they make for some intensely exciting reading. However, while "The Cutout" stands on its own as a novel, "Blown" is more a sequel, a Part II, dependent on the prior book for a thorough understanding of the content. Both books are chilling thrillers concerning the Neo-Nazi terrorist organization "30 April." "Blown" continues the saga of tough, talented Caroline Carmichael, CIA intelligence analyst turned operative.

Caroline has worked for the last two years for the Counterterrorism Center, (CTC), focusing almost obsessively, on "30 April" a disciplined group of Eastern European terrorists whose goal is to cleanse Europe of all non-Aryans. This group was responsible for the deadly explosion which killed everyone onboard MedAir Flight 901, including her husband, former deputy director of the CTC, Eric Carmichael. The 30 April Organization's leader, Croatian Mlan Krucevic, was a trained geneticist who used biological agents in human experiments. Just a few days before this novel begins, he and his group kidnapped US Vice President Sophie Payne, while she was on an official visit to Berlin. Krucevic and most of his cohorts were killed during the subsequent search and rescue mission. Unfortunately, so was the American vice president. While reviewing videotape footage of the kidnapping, a select few CTC employees, including Caroline, discover that Eric Carmichael is still alive. His face is visible in the terrorist helicopter which makes-off with Ms. Payne. Scottie Sorensen Chief of CTC and Eric's boss, had secretly recruited him to infiltrate 30 April. Now, after the vice president's unexpected murder, Eric has become a liability to Sorenson, and must be eliminated. Sorenson "blows" Carmichael's cover.

As the novel opens, Daniel Becker, an American citizen and member of a US based 30 April cell, spikes drinking water with deadly poison. He then hands out cups of the doctored water to runners participating in a marathon, with fatal results. Becker disappears and reemerges several hours later to kill the Director of Central Intelligence. Caroline is next on his list. A series of emails are sent to the Washington Post newsroom, warning that retribution is at hand for the death of Krucevic. Invoking the name of Tim McVeigh, as well as Ruby Ridge and Waco, the text says, "The End Times are coming. Prepare."

Caroline Carmichael, aware of Sorenson's betrayal, understands it is almost impossible to beat the Chief at his game. Without the power or the proof to expose him, she is about to resign from the CIA when she learns of the attack, and the epidemic number of deaths following the marathon. As the major expert on the terrorist organization, she is drawn into the new investigation. Then she hears her husband has been arrested in Germany as a terrorist operative. Not trusting anyone and suspecting everyone, Caroline is helpless as far as assisting Eric to escape and evade his former boss. She must focus on identifying and capturing the members of the domestic terrorist cell.

Francine Mathews, is a former CIA analyst who brings her expertise to the suspenseful narrative, making her characters and scenarios quite credible and giving a behind-the-scenes look at our intelligence community. However, I really question whether this novel can stand on its own. The storyline and sub-plots are quite dependent on "The Cutout" for an enormous amount of information not provided here. Segments concerning Eric Carmichael, his activities with 30 April, the kidnapping and death of Vice President Payne, Scottie Sorenson's rogue behavior, and almost everything which refers to Krucevic's son, Jozsef, are given scant attention here, yet these absent elements are so critical to enjoying and understanding "Blown." I have to qualify and say that although this is an excellent political action thriller, (I enjoyed it immensely), it is only so in combination with Ms. Mathews' prior novel. I do recommend reading them both together.

JANA
Kerdana
I recently reread The Cutout and followed up with Blown. For the second time I was awed by Mathews's command of the art of the thriller. This one is best read as a sequel to The Cutout, although it can be satisfying on its own. And it definitely rewards the reader who comes back for more. As a writer of thrillers myself (Web Games,The Dome, and Bashert), I appreciate the craftsmanship reflected in everything Francine Mathews writes. Her books are thrilling to read, and one wishes there were more like her writing in the genre. She not only knows her subject from the inside out, but she brings the reader into her world for a real adventure.
Llathidan
I'd just finished "The Cutout" which is the precursor to this book and couldn't get started on "Blown" fast enough. I was again dragged into the story with the plot twists and turns and the depth of the characters. Mathews takes the time to lay out their histories and how they became who they are for better or worse. The plot development was great as you never knew who was going to win or lose, but it was sure worth finding out.
Musical Aura Island
Intimate knowledge of the insides of DC & Virginia makes it believable. A lot of this book was in the last and I kept wondering if I'd read this book before and forgotten since so much content was repeated but to make this book stand alone all of it was necessary to help it make sense. Suspenseful twist near the end. I love this author!
Andronrad
This is a fun read. Good character development and plot.
Gir
Reasonable plot, characters somewhat predictable - bad guys are all bad - good guys are flawed, but not that much. I was not disappointed and I was not enthralled.
The only truly decent character was Tom Shepherd. Agents' zeal is as frightening as is Snowden's. It is no wonder that American citizens are concerned about the power of the FBI, CIA and NSA.