Twice the speed, twice the trouble, twice the fun—Charlie and Drummond Clark return in this riveting, fast-paced sequel to Once a Spy.
Charlie and Drummond Clark are on the lam, hiding out in Switzerland near a clinic which is testing revolutionary treatments for Alzheimer’s on Drummond. With them is NSA operative Alice Rutherford, who has been working to exonerate them, but before she can make any headway, she is kidnapped by a terrorist group. To get her back, Charlie and Drummond are forced to plumb Drummond’s damaged memory for the location of a secret cache of weapons, then turn over the most lethal of the lot. At the same time, they must find a way to thwart the terrorists before they can use the weapon for unspeakable destruction. In the tradition of Robert Ludlum, with a witty twist, Thomson’s second novel featuring a former spy and his son once again poses the question: What happens when a former CIA agent can no longer trust his own mind?
With wit, adventure, and style to spare, this gripping and utterly original thriller is “a spy story that sticks” (The Dallas Morning News).
When Charlie Clark takes a break from his latest losing streak at the track to bring home his Alzheimer’s-addled father, Drummond, they’re attacked by two mysterious shooters. At first, Charlie thinks his Russian “creditors” are employing aggressive collection tactics. But once Drummond effortlessly hot-wires a car, Charlie discovers that his unassuming father was actually a deep cover CIA agent . . . and there is extremely sensitive information rattling around in his troubled mind. Now the CIA wants to “contain” him, so the two embark on a wild chase through the labyrinthine world of national security that will force them to confront unspeakable danger, dark conspiracies, and what it means to be a father and son.