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Secrets of State

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
From a veteran insider with over 20 years' experience in the US Foreign Service comes a taut, insightful thriller of global intrigue and behind-the-scenes international politics.

Sam Trainor's career of overseas work - coupled with a penchant for being outspoken - has left him on the outside of the competitive Washington establishment. Formerly the top South Asia expert in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Trainor has moved to the private sector, working as an analyst for the consulting firm Argus Systems.

But Sam soon discovers that for all their similarities, the government and their hired contractors have vastly different motives. As he struggles to adjust to a more corporate, profit-driven version of the work that had been his life, he stumbles across an intelligence anomaly - the transcript of a phone conversation about the fastest ways to upend the delicate political balance keeping India and Pakistan from all-out war. Yet Sam knows that conversation can't have occurred - because he is having an affair with one of the alleged participants.

As he digs into the source of this misinformation, he realizes that more is at stake than just bad intel. Someone is deliberately twisting the intelligence to stoke the simmering conflict between India and Pakistan, nuclear-armed rivals that have already fought multiple wars. And Sam's new employer could be up to its neck in it.

Genre: Thriller

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May 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Secrets of State
Author(s): Matthew Palmer
ISBN: 0-399-16571-1 / 978-0-399-16571-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Secrets of State
Author(s): Matthew Palmer
ISBN: 0-425-28101-9 / 978-0-425-28101-7 (USA edition)
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2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Secrets of State (Lead Title)
Author(s): MATTHEW PALMER
ISBN: 0-7352-1510-3 / 978-0-7352-1510-8 (USA edition)
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May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Secrets of State
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May 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Author(s): Matthew Palmer
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May 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Secrets of State
Author(s): Matthew Palmer
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Title: Secrets of State
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Publisher: Penguin Audio
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May 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Secrets of State
Author(s): Matthew Palmer
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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