Duplicity : Duplicity

  • by Newt Gingrich, Pete Earley
  • Narrated by Robert Fass
  • Series: Duplicity
  • 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Duplicity, the newest thriller from former speaker of the House and best-selling author Newt Gingrich, such an invisible hand overseeing havoc worldwide plays a major role. Gingrich has teamed with former Washington Post reporter and best-selling author Pete Earley to create a highly plausible mix of domestic and global action in this ripped-from-the-headlines thriller.
And, of course, it's set during an American presidential election.
When President Sally Allworth decides to reestablish America's Mogadishu embassy in Somalia weeks before Election Day, her challenger says she is playing politics with American lives. That turns out to be true when the embassy is attacked and hostages are taken. Embassy station chief Gunter Conner and marine captain Brooke Grant end up the unlikely survivors of this Benghazi-style attack. Suddenly they are the only hope for saving their captured colleagues.
The firestorm of drama is compelling, set off by the intersection of Washington power and politics, a fragile third-world Islamic country, and Somali Americans here at home.
Only Newt Gingrich's unique, in-depth knowledge of the political realities of friend and foe could weave such a spellbinding tale of events and personalities, one that could actually happen...if America's leaders aren't wary of a world full of duplicity.

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Hard to put down

This book was harder to put down than a Michael Crichton novel. I thought at first that a political novel might be a little sleepy and boring but not this one. There was great action from the first chapter and stayed that way through the entire book. Also this isn't a book that tries to sell Republican ideas but seemed to focus on a more serious problem that our country is facing. This is a must read for every American regardless of your political stance.
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- Justme

A "page turner" that feels real

This is the 5th book by Newt Gingrich that I have read, but the first involving present day events rather than things in the past. This book, like every other Gingrich book I have read, is full of well drawn characters, an interesting story and the insights of a trained historian and politician and I have seldom read any modern thriller that was more engrossing or truer to the times in which the book was set. It is unsettling easy to believe that the events taking place in this story could be tomorrow’s headlines and, in fact, parts of the story seem eerily like things that have been happening during the last few years.

We have a President running for re-election making foreign policy decisions based on a desire to get a polling bump rather than on sound policy decisions, politicians lying to each other and burying facts, political blackmail, violations of US law and more, and all of that paralleling the story of an intelligence agent pursuing his own goals without regard to morality and law along with the story of a small group of marines who have to deal with the fallout of all of these decisions. All of the characters feel real, and the politics, background and partisan decisions taken have the feel of events that have possibly happened in the recent past. It is very easy to draw parallels between some of the characters and actual political figures in yesterday’s and today’s headlines and the main thread of the terrorist plot feels as real as what we see on the news.

The narration is very good, the story is gripping and Mr Gingrich has delivered another great book. I will certainly buy the sequel.
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- Mike From Mesa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-13-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio