RATS: A NomaD Thriller Book One
Joe Klingler’s acclaimed debut techno-thriller novel explodes from the remnants of a war long past to headlines of Washington secrets masquerading as corporate incompetence when two modern-day warriors face off.
Both are skilled at violence. And deception.
Both are accustomed to winning.
Summer greets the land of the midnight sun as a lone rider races across the last American wilderness, delivering on a promise he made long ago. He has many names, but the world only knows a shadow called the Daemon.
Claire Ferreti, an Army sniper soon to be drawn into a black-ops mission, sips sake in Washington D.C. with her lover, a young, ambitious General whose geo-security specialty remains classified.
When a boy finds a small Joe machine, Claire and the Daemon embark on a collision course that leads to a test of skill, a clash of ideologies, and Claire’s unconscious body lying in a typhoon-ravaged jungle. In that instant, she becomes the hunted, the Daemon’s tool for survival, and an unforeseen threat.
As the General pursues them into a labyrinth of cyber-secrets, political necessity and financial reality collide like a fireball piercing steel.
Critical Acclaim For Joe’s Debut Novel, RATS
“A nuanced techno-thriller with both brains and brawn.” - Kirkus Reviews
“As a thriller, mystery, and military-industrial adventure story, RATS succeeds thoroughly.” - San Francisco Book Review
“Joe Klingler's novel is an intelligent, non-stop page turner. Klingler knows his technology, but also knows how to bring out depth in characters, major or not.” - Manhattan Book Review
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