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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A stunning terror bombing strikes a research facility in France, a much-admired African-American general is killed in a hit-and-run accident, and Pentagon staff officer John Reynolds finds an old friend--now an influential lobbyist--drunk and fearful. In short order, Reynolds must face a car bombing at his front door, his girlfriend's murder, and the wrath of a retired Gre...more
Published by Stackpole Books (first published April 1st 1999)
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John Cooper
Peters' series of Civil War mysteries (written under the name "Owen Parry") are unique and fascinating, combining vivid historical detail with fully drawn, idiosyncratic characters in complex and tense situations. By contrast, Traitor is set in late '90s Washington, D.C., where a Pentagon-based colonel discovers a massively corrupt and bloody defense contracting scandal. Peters' protagonist is not your average square-jawed hero: he has mixed feelings about the second-tier rock musician he's dati...more
Ted Magnuson
What I really loved about this book is the off the cuff humor. John Reyolds gets roughed up by two commandos in one chapter only to go on a mission with them three chapters later, asking them to provide a lifetime hideaway for him and his girl once the mission is succesfully completed. It's one of those books where the hero faces incredible odds, plenty of blood is spilled and the poor guy doesn't sleep for an entire month. 'Traitor' is an extreme condemnation of the greed and the 'fast and lose...more
I read way too many curse words by the time I got to chapter 3 to finish it.
It's a good early thriller, but Peters would get better.
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Ralph Peters is a novelist, an essayist, a former career soldier, and an adventurer in the 19th-century sense. He is the author of a dozen critically acclaimed novels, two influential works on strategy, "Beyond Terror" and "Fighting for the Future".

Mr. Peters' works can also be found under the pen name "Owen Parry." He also appears frequently as a commentator on television and radio networks.

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