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Secrets of State

Matthew Palmer

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An NPR Best Book of the Year From a veteran insider with over twenty years' experience in the U.S. Foreign Service comes a taut, insightful thriller of global intrigue and behind-the-scenes international politics. Sam Trainor's career of overseas work coupled with a penchant for being outspoken has left him on the outside of the competitive Washington establishment. Formerly the top South Asia expert in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Trainor has moved to the private sector, working as an analyst for the consulting firm Argus Systems. But Sam soon discovers that for all their similarities, the government and their hired contractors have vastly different motives. As he struggles to adjust to a more corporate, profit-driven version of the work that had been his life, he stumbles across an intelligence anomaly-the transcript of a phone conversation about the fastest ways to upend the delicate political balance keeping India and Pakistan from all-out war. Yet Sam knows that conversation can't have occurred-because he is having an affair with one of the alleged participants. As he digs into the source of this misinformation, he realizes that more is at stake than just bad intel. Someone is deliberately twisting the intelligence to stoke the simmering conflict between India and Pakistan, nuclear-armed rivals that have already fought multiple wars. And Sam's new employer could be up to its neck in it. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fred Sanders

Length:

12h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:21


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:03


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:41


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:59


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:16


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:11


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:48


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:09


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:31


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:53


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:47


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:16


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:47


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:02


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:31


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:15


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:17


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:42


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:31


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:54


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:41


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:08


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:55


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:15


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:42


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:21


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:59


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:09


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:50


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:16


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:49


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:48


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:10


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:14


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:33


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:07


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

09:24


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:56


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:08


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:39


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:35


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:25


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:05


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:25


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:16


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:27


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:06


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:11


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:21


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:23


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:51


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:30


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:07


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:54


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:45


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:47


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:10


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:14


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:53


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:53


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:07


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

00:38