Public Service Announcement on behalf of Mary Louise Kelly (Emma)

"A fast paced thriller that is hard to put down. The atmosphere rings true on every page."
—General Michael Hayden (Ret.), former Director of the CIA
“Mary Louise Kelly knows the modern landscape of international terror, from dusty Pakistan to the chic environs of Cambridge and Georgetown. She has mastered the mental geographies of the journalist, the terrorist, and the spy.”
—Robert Grenier, former CIA Head of Counterterrorism
"A great spy thriller… The plot's great and the details are delicious."
—Joel Brenner, former Chief of U.S. Counterintelligence 
"An authentic view of the media, intelligence, and terrorism that is a real page turner. Kelly gets how the national security world really works."
—Richard A. Clarke, former White House Counterterrorism Chief and author of The Scorpion’s Gate
"In the manner of an Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Kelly’s heroine has to outfox the conspirators to escape. This book is great fun, from beginning to end."
—David Ignatius, columnist for The Washington Post and author of Bloodmoney


An intriguing thriller from a longtime NPR correspondent about a young reporter who must match wits with spies, assassins and a terrorist cell targeting the very heart of American power.

Thom Carlyle had it all: the rowing trophies, the Oxbridge education, the glamorous girlfriend. But on a glorious summer evening in Harvard Square, Thom is murdered—pushed from the top of a Harvard bell tower. The New England Chronicle sends a beautiful, feisty, but troubled reporter named Alexandra James to investigate. It is the story of a lifetime. But it is not what it seems. Alex’s reporting takes her abroad, from the cobbled courtyards of Cambridge, the inside of a network of nuclear the corridors of the CIA...and finally, to the terrorists’ target itself.

Mary Louise Kelly has spent two decades traveling the world as a reporter for NPR and the BBC. Her assignments have taken her from the Khyber Pass to mosques in Hamburg, and from smoke-filled Belfast bars to the deserts of Iraq. As NPR’s intelligence correspondent, she reported on wars, terrorism, and rising nuclear powers. A Georgia native, her first job was working as a local political writer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Kelly currently serves as a guest host for NPR’s news and talk programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She also teaches journalism and national security at Georgetown University. Educated at Harvard University and at Cambridge University in England, she lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and their two children.

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Sunday, Jun 23 2013 at 5:00pm [ iCal ]
Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW 20008
Washington, DC 20006 USA