Chasing the White Lion
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"There is plenty of international action and intrigue in this heist thriller. Give this suspenseful launch of Hannibal's Clandestine Service to fans of James Rollins and Tom Clancy who are looking for something new."--Booklist on The Gryphon Heist
In Talia's world everyone has an angle and no one escapes unscathed
CIA officer Talia Inger may have reconciled with the man who assassinated her father, but that doesn't mean she wants him hovering over her every move and unearthing the painful past she's trying to put behind her. Still, she'll need him--and the help of his star grifter, Valkyrie--if she hopes to infiltrate the Jungle, the first ever crowdsourced crime syndicate, to rescue a group of kidnapped refugee children.
But as Talia and her elite team of thieves con their way into the heart of the Jungle, inching ever closer to syndicate boss the White Lion, she'll run right up against the ragged edge of her family's dark past. In this game of cat and mouse, it's win . . . or die. And in times like that, it's always good to have someone watching your back.
James R. Hannibal is no stranger to secrets and adventure. A former stealth pilot from Houston, Texas, he has been shot at, locked up with surface-to-air missiles, and chased down a winding German road by an armed terrorist. He is a two-time Silver Falchion Award winner for his Section 13 mysteries for kids and a Thriller Award nominee for his Nick Baron covert ops series for adults. The author of The Gryphon Heist, James is a rare multisense synesthete, meaning all of his senses intersect. He sees and feels sounds and smells, and hears flashes of light. If he tells you the chocolate cake you offered smells blue and sticky, take it as a compliment.
Past Praise for The Gryphon Heist
"There is plenty of international action and intrigue in this heist thriller. Give this suspenseful launch of Hannibal's Clandestine Service to fans of James Rollins and Tom Clancy who are looking for something new."--Booklist
"Military pilot James Hannibal puts his experience to solid use in the riveting The Gryphon Heist, a cutting-edge tale that dresses up a classic international thriller in a fresh bow. . . . An ambitious, beautifully realized thriller cut from the cloth of James Rollins and Steve Berry."--BookTrib
"Mitch Rapp and Sydney Bristow have nothing on Talia Inger--i.e., CIA rookie spy. James Hannibal has crafted a story slam full of mystery, danger, twists, and turns. Breathless with anticipation, I couldn't flip the pages fast enough. You don't want to miss this one!"--Lynette Eason, bestselling, award-winning author of The Blue Justice series
"A movie-worthy tale of espionage and intrigue. Hannibal has done it again."--Steven James, national bestselling author of Every Wicked Man
"Cutting-edge technology and age-old cons collide in this high-stakes thriller from James R. Hannibal. The Gryphon Heist plunges readers into a world where no one can be trusted, nothing is as it seems, and choosing the wrong side could be catastrophic."--Lynn H. Blackburn, award-winning and bestselling author of the Dive Team Investigations series
"Leap onboard The Gryphon Heist and ride the whirlwind of suspense. Don't let go!"--DiAnn Mills, author of Burden of Proof, www.DiAnnMills.com
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