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The Golden Hour

Todd Moss

An extraordinary thriller debut of twenty-first-century espionage, by a former deputy assistant secretary of state who "knows where all the bodies are buried—literally" (W.E.B. Griffin). The Golden Hour: In international politics, the hundred hours following a coup, when there is still a chance that diplomacy, a secret back channel, military action—something—might reverse the chain of events. As the top American diplomat for West Africa, Todd Moss saw a great deal about how diplomacy and politics actually work. But as he shows us, the results aren’t always pretty. When Judd Ryker is appointed director of the new State Department Crisis Reaction Unit, he figures he has a mandate to help the United States respond more quickly to foreign crises, but he hasn’t reckoned with the intense State, Defense, Pentagon, White House, and CIA infighting and turf battles he would face. Then comes the coup in Mali. It is his chance to prove that his theory of the Golden Hour actually works—but in the real world, those hours move very, very quickly indeed, and include things he’d never even imagined. As Ryker races from Washington across Europe to the Sahara Desert, he finds that personalities, loyalties, everything he thought he knew, begin to shift and change beneath his feet—and that friends and enemies come in many forms.

An extraordinary thriller debut of twenty-first-century espionage, by a former deputy assistant secretary of state who "knows where all the bodies are buried—literally" (W.E.B. Griffin). The Golden Hour: In international politics, the hundred hours following a coup, when there is still a chance that diplomacy, a secret back channel, military action—something—might reverse the chain of events. As the top American diplomat for West Africa, Todd Moss saw a great deal about how diplomacy and politics actually work. But as he shows us, the results aren’t always pretty. When Judd Ryker is appointed director of the new State Department Crisis Reaction Unit, he figures he has a mandate to help the United States respond more quickly to foreign crises, but he hasn’t reckoned with the intense State, Defense, Pentagon, White House, and CIA infighting and turf battles he would face. Then comes the coup in Mali. It is his chance to prove that his theory of the Golden Hour actually works—but in the real world, those hours move very, very quickly indeed, and include things he’d never even imagined. As Ryker races from Washington across Europe to the Sahara Desert, he finds that personalities, loyalties, everything he thought he knew, begin to shift and change beneath his feet—and that friends and enemies come in many forms.
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An extraordinary thriller debut of twenty-first-century espionage, by a former deputy assistant secretary of state who "knows where all the bodies are buried—literally" (W.E.B. Griffin). The Golden Hour: In international politics, the hundred hours following a coup, when there is still a chance that diplomacy, a secret back channel, military action—something—might reverse the chain of events. As the top American diplomat for West Africa, Todd Moss saw a great deal about how diplomacy and politics actually work. But as he shows us, the results aren’t always pretty. When Judd Ryker is appointed director of the new State Department Crisis Reaction Unit, he figures he has a mandate to help the United States respond more quickly to foreign crises, but he hasn’t reckoned with the intense State, Defense, Pentagon, White House, and CIA infighting and turf battles he would face. Then comes the coup in Mali. It is his chance to prove that his theory of the Golden Hour actually works—but in the real world, those hours move very, very quickly indeed, and include things he’d never even imagined. As Ryker races from Washington across Europe to the Sahara Desert, he finds that personalities, loyalties, everything he thought he knew, begin to shift and change beneath his feet—and that friends and enemies come in many forms.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Piter Marek

Length:

7h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:50

Introduction
Introduction

07:22


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

22:25


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:21


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:37


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:43


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:18


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:37


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

13:38


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:48