By Will Staeger
With page-turning ferocity, Will Staeger promises a stylistic mix of riveting motion, exciting suspense, and starkly fascinating characters during this vintage story of espionage laced with a twist of modern day terror . . .The quasi-retired, Virgin Islands-based CIA operative identified simply as W. Cooper lives his lifestyles free-diving and philandering alongside a quarter-mile of white sand—a priceless slice of paradise for a guy looking to kill the soreness of torturous thoughts. His lifetime of rest is rudely interrupted, even though, whilst he is tapped via the neighborhood police to "dispose" of a bullet-ridden, mysteriously scarred physique deposited at the island's shore by means of a passing typhoon. Sensing the police officers are in simple terms trying to duck the hard work of a formal murder research, Cooper declines—only to come across a haunting kind of d?j? vu that brings with it an odd feel of comradeship with the nameless sufferer. figuring out he'd be leaving good adequate by myself, Cooper makes a decision to enquire the place not anyone else turns out willing.At CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, junior analyst Julie Laramie discovers, virtually accidentally, proof of an immense, clandestine army buildup in China—and somewhere else. Alerting her superiors in her mostly alarmist type, she's reprimanded for violating enterprise protocol and instructed to go away policymaking to the elected officers. Like Cooper, Laramie understands she may still stroll away, yet her intestine drives her on a direction towards occupation suicide—and a bounty of proof purely she turns out to determine. What she sees? A labyrinthine, untraceable terrorist plot designed to cripple the United States.Led down parallel paths affected by a uniquely darkish and compelling forged of enemies—a zombifying Haitian witch surgeon, a slave-trading albino serial killer, and a Creatine-boosted behemoth bodybuilder to call simply three—Cooper and Laramie locate themselves drawn jointly from contrary ends of a terrifying conspiracy. With the clock ticking down, the 2 detect they are all that stands within the approach of the annihilation of the present global order.A dynamic and complicated tale that includes strong writing, magnetic characters, and a terrifyingly practical premise, Will Staeger's debut marks him because the most recent celebrity at the mystery horizon. So pay attention . . . just like the Caribbean cocktail with which this ebook stocks its identify, Painkiller is deceptively tasty—and quite harmful.