Liars & Thieves : Tommy Carmellini

  • by Stephen Coonts
  • Narrated by Guerin Barry
  • Series: Tommy Carmellini
  • 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tommy Carmellini - who dazzled thriller fans in Stephen Coonts' Cubaand Liberty - is the CIA's top man for jobs that require extreme stealth, breaking-and-entering skills, and split-second, sometimes lethal, decisions.In Liars & Thieves, he's sent to post guard duty at a farmhouse in Virginia's remote Blue Ridge Mountains, where top government operatives are debriefing a star defector: the ultimate KGB insider, a man with records on every operation and every dirty trick the shadowy intelligence agency has ever run, from Lenin to Putin.Carmellini arrives to find the guards shot dead, and a ruthless team of commandos - American commandos - slaughtering everyone in sight, then setting the house on fire. He escapes a hail of bullets and a deadly mountain car chase with what seems to be the sole survivor, a beautiful and mysterious translator who steals his car and leaves him for dead at the first chance.What secrets did the defector know? Who would have killed to prevent him from talking? And how could a hit team act so fast, so efficiently, and so murderously without intimate, inside knowledge of the debriefing?Smart money says someone in the U.S. government is behind the massacre and is now after Carmellini. And that begs the biggest question of all: in a world where nothing is as it seems and no one is who he pretends to be, who can Carmellini trust?Finding out will be terrifying. The answer may be deadly.


What the Critics Say

"Tommy is smart, brave, skilled and possessed of enough self-deprecating, wisecracking wit to endear him to readers. Jake Grafton makes an appearance to help save the day, but Tommy proves himself more than capable of saving the world on his own." (Publishers Weekly)
"Barry is adept at accents and offbeat characters, and the story gives him a lot to work with." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

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Fast Paced - Good Read!

Right from the first few minutes this book held my attention. The story always moved along. CIA thief Tommy Carmellini is quite an interesting character. Sometime I had to laugh a the character...

The plot although pure fiction is based on a historical defection.

If you like Thommy Cormellini character, you will probably like books by Lee Child (main character Jack Reacher) and books by Vince Flynn (character Mitch Rapp, et al.).

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- Andrew Stone

Great political/espionage thriller!

Liars & Thieves in Book 1 in the Tommy Carmellini series, but of course Tommy Carmellini is a major character in many of the novels in the Jake Grafton series. And Jake Grafton plays a major role in this novel. The mystery of who are the bad guys is not resolved until near the end of Liars & Thieves. Author Stephen Coonts does a nice job building suspense while keeping the action and fun going with this novel.
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-13-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio