Alex Klear's last black ops rendition did not go well.
Rather than extract his target from Kosovo, he had to be
rescued himself. After that, he decided it was time to
retire for good and stick to his quiet ice delivery
business in Saranac. However, the United States government
thinks differently. Alex has been in the intelligence
business for the US for over 25 years. He's one of the
His special ops assignment is to extract an Army major, a
Green Beret, from a prison in Munich, Germany. Major Doug
Brickman is accused of murdering a lady journalist. As Alex
gets into this rendition, he learns there's more at stake
than meets the eye. Digging a little deeper, he learns this
rendition could be tied to the one that went bad for him in
Kosovo eight months ago. The deeper he gets into the
investigation, the more questions and concerns arise. He
doesn't like the odds, but no one is listening.
There's another twist too; he has to see Irmie again, a
homicide detective in Munich. He left her in Germany nine
years ago with a lot of questions about their relationship.
Are there still feelings between them that could get in the
way? Irmie plays it cool from the start and is all
business. Will that change? Alex tries to do his job and
stay out of trouble with the German police, but that's hard
to do when the police start looking his way in another
THE RENDITION is a military/police thriller that will
capture your interest from the start. It's filled with
dicey characters and a tangled web of subplots. Traverse
the globe with Alex from quiet Saranac to high priority
black ops in Kosovo and then on to international espionage
in Germany. The pace is a little slow until Alex puts his
plan into action in Munich, and then it escalates with
breakneck speed. If you're a fan of this genre, as I am,
you'll enjoy this one.
The brutal secret war to win Kosovo\'s freedom from Serbia is
in full swing when The Rendition takes readers behind the
headlines for an inside look at the United States\'
involvement. Alex Klear, a veteran intelligence officer, is
sent to the Balkans on a hastily planned rendition which
goes terribly bad. Alex decides it\'s time to retire.
However, when he is persuaded to go to Germany as part of an
operation connected to the rendition, he finds himself
caught between two dynamic women, an old girlfriend and the
female colonel running the \'op.\' While there, he becomes a
target of the Kosovo Liberation Army, a murder suspect to
the German police, and for his superiors the perfect fall
guy to take the heat for a badly botched secret operation.
With Kosovo\'s independence declaration coming closer by the
day, the secret war heats up and Alex comes to realize that
he is at the center of a murky conspiracy aimed at making
the United States an international pariah.