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  • ISBN: 055310893X
  • Author: Francine Mathews
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam; 1st edition (January 30, 2001)
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • ePUB size: 1675 kb
  • FB2 size 1201 kb
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Francine Matthews sought a doctorate in history from Stanford; however, she was unable to acquire it, failing to write her dissertation

Hardcover Paperback Kindle. Francine Matthews sought a doctorate in history from Stanford; however, she was unable to acquire it, failing to write her dissertation. However, she didn’t leave empty-handed, instead taking a Masters with her. At some point, she made the decision to apply to the CIA. The prospect proved to be a little more challenging than she might have expected, Francine spending several months temping in Northern Virginia while the FBI dug out every nook of her life, questioning every person she had ever known or spoken to during her short life.

Francine Mathews is the author of more than twenty novels of mystery, history, and suspense. And coming soon in hardcover from Bantam Books: The Secret Agent. Her historical thriller The Alibi Club was named one of the fifteen best novels of 2006 by Publishers Weekly. A graduate of Princeton and Stanford, she spent four year. ore about Francine Mathews. About Francine Mathews. Francine Mathews is the author of more than twenty novels of mystery, history, and suspense.

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Francine Mathews The Cutout This book is dedicated with love to Rafe Sagalyn, literary agent and friend, who made me write it; and to Barbara, the original Mad Dog. I'd never have survived the Farm without you. Cutout : A third person used to conceal the contact between two people - usually an agent and a handler who do not want to meet because one or both may be under surveillance. Читать онлайн The Cutout. This book is dedicated with love to Rafe Sagalyn, literary agent and friend, who made me write it; and to Barbara, the original Mad Dog.

CUTOUT: A third person used to conceal the contact between two people. They were partners - lovers in a business WHERE betrayal is a heartbeat away. A graduate of Princeton and Stanford, she spent four years as an intelligence analyst at the CIA and presently lives and works in Colorado.

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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 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.

Cut-out: A third person used to conceal the contact between two people-usually an agent and a handler who do not want to meet because one or both may be under surveillance. As thousands watch, the American Vice President is kidnapped from the streets of Berlin, and in the midst of the fire and terror, a dead man comes back to life. She became his wife, and then his widow, but when the tapes of the VP's abduction show Eric alive, it is Caroline who must discover whether his obsession has driven him into playing the ultimate double game

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Author: Francine Mathews. Read a fragment illustrations. Annotation: Francine Mathews The Cutout This book is dedicated with love to Rafe Sagalyn, literary agent and friend, who made me write it; and to Barbara, the original Mad Dog. Cutout: A third person used to conceal the contact between two people - usually an agent and a handler who do not want to meet because one or both may be under surveillance.

Cutout: A third person used to conceal the contact between two people usually an agent and a handler who do not want to meet because one or both may be under surveillance. A pawn.The Encyclopedia of EspionageIn an electrifying thriller debut guaranteed to redefine the genre, Francine Mathews brings her expertise and experience as a former CIA analyst to a work of fiction that reads like the real thing — in a breathtaking tale of a world on the brink of chaos ... and the one woman who can stop the deadly countdown to global terror. They were partners, lovers, soul mates in a business where betrayal is only a heartbeat away. CIA analyst Caroline Carmichael lost her husband Eric when his plane was blown out of the sky by an elite group of terrorists known as 30 April. For two years she's headed an Agency task force tracking Eric's killers. Now, her dead husband has surfaced among those responsible for an explosion that rocks Berlin — and for the daring kidnapping of the U.S. Vice President.The news sends CIA headquarters into turmoil. Desperate to bury evidence of a maverick agent, uncertain of Eric's motives and loyalties, the Agency plays its last, best card: Eric's wife — the Cutout — sent to Germany as bait to reel him and his VIP hostage in from the cold.Someone is trying to rewrite history and Eric alone knows who it is, how it is to be done, and when. Caroline's assignment is to learn whether Eric is a rogue agent gone bad — or if he has thrown himself under deep cover to terminate a ruthless psychopath bent on changing the face of Europe. Torn between duty to country and the ghosts of her past, the Cutout swiftly finds herself drawn deep into a dizzying maze where one wrong turn will mean certain death. And in a game where even the life of a Vice President is a pawn, Caroline knows that the Cutout will be the first to fall.This scorching debut was bought by Warner Bros. prior to publication. Peopled by a remarkable heroine and an authentic cast of characters, sparked with dizzying ambiguities and explosive climaxes, The Cutout is thriller writing at its finest — and it introduces a masterful writer who will take the suspense genre by storm.
Comments: (7)
Dori
US Vice President Sophie Payne is on an official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany. As she begins a controversial speech to crowds gathered near the US Embassy in Berlin, a terrorist attack is launched. A bomb goes off in front of the Brandenburg Gate, killing and wounding many, including Ms. Payne's bodyguard. In the midst of the ensuing chaos, a helicopter lands, terrorists grab the vice president and make an effortless get-away. Later, as the CIA director and her associates review the videotape of the kidnapping, they recognize the face of the pilot and are stunned into silence. And these folks, who have seen and heard just about everything, are not easily shocked.

Caroline Carmichael is a CIA intelligence analyst specializing in European terrorist groups. Her husband, Eric, former CIA operative and European station chief, had been killed two years before when the plane he was on exploded over the Aegean Sea. Since then, all Caroline's work for the Counterterrorism Center, (CTC), has focused on one disciplined, deadly group of Eastern European killers, the "30 April Organization." Their agenda is to cleanse Europe of all non-Aryans and their MO is terror. Croatian Mlan Krucevic, is the organization's leader. He is a trained geneticist who uses biological agents in human experiments. A fanatic, like his father before him, he is a former director of prison camps in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and responsible for the murder and torture of thousands of Muslims and Serbs. His file reads like sadistic horror fiction. It was Krucevic who had a bomb placed on MedAir 901, Eric Carmichael's fatal flight. The 30 April Organization, under Krucevic's command, is also responsible for kidnapping Sophie Payne.

Caroline's expertise on everything pertaining to 30 April, its history, methods, motives and the psychology of its members, leads to her active involvement in the plan to rescue the Vice President. However, as the complex plot unwinds, and Central European governments begin to crumble, the reader discovers that much more than the life of a high ranking US official is at stake.

"The Cutout" is an outstanding novel of espionage and international politics - chillingly realistic, especially given Francine Mathews' personal knowledge of her subject. She is a former CIA analyst. Her descriptions of the intelligence community are fascinating and credible, as is her tour through the killing fields of Bosnia, and the glimpses she provides of the savage results of religious and ethnic hatreds which have existed in this region for centuries.

"Cutout" is an Intelligence term for a go-between, a pawn. I found "The Cutout" to be more than just an intelligent action thriller and a riveting read. Ms. Mathews' presents a fascinating political scenario, where a German chancellor is assassinated. His replacement is a representative from Germany's Social Conservative Party, with a hidden agenda to annex Central Europe, and the means to do it. This overriding plot is gripping, as is the kidnapping of the US Vice President. The author masterfully juggles and merges various storylines. Her characters are strong and well developed. "The Cutout" also brings into play a moral topic which has been discussed widely, especially since 9/11. It's that old Machiavellian, "Does the end justify the means?" How far should our Intelligence operatives go, whether in dealing with evil, (working with people like Saddam Hussein, or former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega), or in perpetrating it themselves, (i.e., as inside agents, performing terrorists acts themselves, so as not to blow their cover), in order to wipe-out the larger evil? "The Cutout" makes for a compelling read and I highly recommend it. I just ordered the sequel, "Blown."

JANA
Androrim
Cutout is a top-notch political suspense / thriller. The settings, the characters, the action and the plot twists were expertly detailed and laid out for the reader to travel. I can say this without reservation: I've paid 10 times more for one-tenth the story. Absolutely worth reading and can't wait for the next.
Onetarieva
With The Cutout, Ms. Mathews has written an enthralling, captivating, and intelligent spy thriller. There are minor distractions in the book, such as perhaps too much introspectional dialogue from the main female character, but that only harms the novel if you, the reader, lets it. Speaking for myself, this book started slow, but picked up pace rapidly after the character developement was established and was a real thrill ride to the end. The author's experience as a CIA operative paints a brilliant background as you travel to foreign countries in this book. Our culture is turning away from individual achievement and intelligence, but if you still value these things, give this one a try. Her sequel to this one, Blown, is coming out in ppbk in June. I look forward to investing the time to read it as well.
Kearanny
And I loved the characters. And felt the Pace thought. I felt the last quarter of the book dragged a bit. But could have been me
Uranneavo
Good read. The author held my interest all the way through story with plenty of suspense.
Leyl
I love this author. I started reading her under her pen name, Stephanie Barron. I ate up EVERY one of her historical novels written in the guise of Jane Austen. Really good reading. I had to find something else by her and learned in her online biography that she was once employed by the CIA. It is obvious she knows what she writing about in this action drama that involves a CIA desk employee who gets planted in a terrorist plot to save a kidnapped vice president. It seems like it could come out of the current news. I read almost non-stop for the whole holiday break (I'm a teacher) on my new kindle! Good read.
Scream_I LOVE YOU
I have already read this book 3 times. It gets better every time I read it.
Got a little complex but still kept me interested to the end.
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