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Kingmaker Perfect Paperback – February 7, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
Along the way, he falls in love, explores the wilds of Africa and finds himself in the middle of a bloody civil war. This story is well paced, with a wonderfully described setting and a complex web of characters tangled in a web of conspiracy and deceit. It is almost impossible to tell which side many of the characters are on. The tension builds to a conclusion that will surprise many readers, but which feels entirely too real. Not as predictable as many thrillers, this is a very satsifying book.
When former CIA agent John Tragger returns to Africa a second time to find out why his life was spared when so many American CIA agents were being killed. Tragger finds him in more trouble than he could ever have foreseen. Somebody is not happy about his return and wants to make sure he doesn't go home a live.
Mr. Braguine keeps you guessing every step of the way. I highly recommend this book.
JunePhyllisBaker,Author NO REGRETS
A brief plot synopsis:
After the mysterious disappearance of two agents in Africa, John Trager, a former CIA agent who seeks to 'retire' is blackmailed into conducting one final operation for the CIA. Trager is sent with orders to find out what happened to the two missing agents, as well as to report on the activities of a suspicious Russian soldier. Reluctantly, Trager is deployed to Zengawal, Africa with very little information, and only a couple of names scrawled on paper as leads for initiating his search. Quickly Trager realizes he may be in over his head, and there is more to this beautiful and mysterious African nation than meets the eye as a multitude of manipulative organizations, including his own U.S. Government seek to misdirect Trager, and play their own deadly political games in Africa. Eventually teaming up with a beautiful and enigmatic anthropologist, Simone Loriot, John Trager seeks to set the course of events in Zengawal in a direction of peace and discover the truth behind all of the masks of deception ... but instead he finds his true purpose in redeeming what could be labeled a misspent life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The author - Alex Braguine - emmigrated to his ancestral homeland and has died since then.Published 7 months ago by George E. Barantseff
Not normally being a fan of this type of novel, consider it high praise when I say that it truly is a diamond in the rough. Read morePublished on September 26, 2008 by J. Maryott
Braguine is an awesome writer. "Kingmaker" is a compelling story and a smooth-as-silk read. But what I enjoyed most about the book was how the writer could make me feel the hot,... Read morePublished on June 20, 2008 by Loves Drama, Loves to Read