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Length: 313 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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" paced and full of action and danger...a good spy and drama story."  Mary Bearden, Mary's Cup of Tea blog

" excellent spy novel where spies are following spies and you are never certain of who are the good guys...until the end..."  Peter Klein, Allbooks Reviews

"The Killing Ploy...builds up and keeps the suspense right up to the end...The various locations and settings have been seamlessly knit into the plot keeping the excitement and intrigue levels high." Dr. Oliva Dsouza, reviewer for  Readers' Favorite

Product Details

  • File Size: 729 KB
  • Print Length: 313 pages
  • Publisher: Steve Haberman (May 8, 2012)
  • Publication Date: May 8, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081SO1XA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,276,937 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A University of Texas graduate, Steve Haberman pursued legal studies at UCLA before embarking on a career as a legal assistant. Stock market investments made travel abroad possible, and he has since visited Europe extensively, including London, Paris, Prague, Berlin, as well as Milan. Many of these feature as settings in his two ebook novels. "Murder Without Pity," a murder mystery, occurs in Paris. "The Killing Ploy" is set partially in several Continental capitals. He is presently planning another three month trip abroad for research on a sequel to "The Killing Ploy," which will also use foreign locales.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By O. Barnack on August 18, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a fast-paced, intelligent, and well-written novel about one troubled CIA spy tracking down a vicious terrorist, and his handlers, who see his assignment in another, more cynical light. The spy is Pablo da Silva, a talented, multilingual agent able to move easily across borders and through various cultures and strata of society. As we first see him, he is exiled in a remote assignment after a misadventure that left two victims and ruined his reputation. His agency recalls him to Langley because of his unique background and talents and, despite doubts about his fitness, assigns him to help the FBI investigate a murder that may be linked to terrorist activity. This he does, and winds up in a shootout with a suspect in San Diego in which he does not distinguish himself but does obtain valuable evidence. The evidence suggests a link to a notorious American-born jihadist responsible for several terrorist bombings. His name is Billy Foster, but he has countless Arabic aliases.

Da Silva's agency boss then gives him what seems the impossible task of finding Foster. Foster has long been operating successfully from deep cover and may be hiding anywhere. Da Silva is to perform his mission alone, using his own devices and contacts, starting with scant evidence. He narrows the search to Western Europe, and follows leads from England to Switzerland, Germany, France, and Belgium. The author evokes the shape and atmosphere of these places with considerable skill. This reader found the European locations considerably more interesting to read about than Virginia, Washington, DC, or San Diego (even with a side trip to Tijuana), and make the second half of the book more colorful than the first.

Does da Silva find Foster?

If he does, does he survive the meeting?
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By Rose Illsley on August 11, 2013
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I found this less appealing than I thought it was going to be. A bit predictable and well just not overly interesting
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By Jill Yaekel on December 20, 2012
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I found it so uninvolving that I did not even finish reading it. That may be a first for me.
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