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THE EXPEDITER
the New York Times Bestseller


Veteran thriller writer David Hagberg is known for his uncanny and prescient ability to predict world events through fiction. In his 1997 novel White House Hagberg showed North Korea developing a nuclear weapons program well before that fact became public, and his 2000 novel Joshua’s Hammer foreshadowed a terrorist attack on the US, going so far as to feature Osama bin Laden as a main character. A National Book Award, Edgar Award, and three-time American Mystery Award winner, Hagberg draws from his extensive inside knowledge of military intelligence from his former career as an Air Force cryptographer to produce explosive thrillers with geopolitical implications. Now Hagberg tackles another international crisis-to-be in his newest Kirk McGarvey novel: THE EXPEDITER (A Forge Hardcover, $24.95; On-sale: March 17, 2009).

In Pyongyang, a high-ranking Chinese intelligence general is assassinated on his way to a secret meeting with Kim Jong-Il. The shooters are caught in plain sight wearing the uniforms of North Korean police officers, and the Chinese blame the dictator for the hit. Kim Jong-Il claims it was the work of South Korea and the CIA, and all seems ready to go to hell when a colonel in North Korea’s intelligence service shows up on Kirk McGarvey’s doorstep in South Florida asking him to prove his country’s innocence and avert a nuclear war.

McGarvey enters a dangerous international shadow world where almost nothing is as it seems. The puzzles lead him to a mysterious Russian ex-KGB multimillionaire whose specialty is expediting assassins for hire, to Pyongyang where he finds the wedge to open up a far reaching plot so monstrous the entire world could go up into flames, and finally back to the one nation with potentially the most to gain…and the most to lose…

"David Hagberg writes the most realistic, prophetic thrillers I have ever read. His books should be required reading in Washington." -Stephen Coonts, author of The Assassin

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Forge Books; 1 edition (March 17, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0765311119
ISBN-13: 978-0765311115

David Hagberg

Due for publication by
Forge Books in March 17, 2009

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