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Taking Morgan: A Political Thriller

383 pages6 hours


In this “smartly paced political thriller” inspired by actual events, a wife, mother, and CIA operative is taken captive in Gaza (Observer).

Morgan Cooper has always found it difficult to balance her personal life as mother of two and wife to Adam, a civil rights lawyer, with her work life as an undercover CIA officer. But somehow she manages to keep the lines clear and uncrossed. Then a mission in the Gaza Strip goes bad, and Morgan’s facade crumbles after she’s kidnapped by an extremist faction tied to al-Qaeda.

When Adam receives word of his wife’s kidnapping, he is assured by her bosses at the CIA that the organization is doing everything they can. As time passes with no developments or new information, a desperate Adam decides to find his wife on his own. But he has no idea just how difficult and dangerous his personal mission may be.

Inspired by actual events, “Taking Morgan brings the reader into the secret worlds of Gaza, Salafi terrorist groups, and the CIA and delivers edge of the seat drama in the process. Like David Ignatius or Graham Greene, Rose’s fiction is rendered with the journalist’s attention to exact detail. Once you get sucked in, it's hard to put down.” (Eli Lake, Bloomberg View).

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