Read Red Swan Online Free - Set in contemporary Washington D.C., Red Swan begins with an ominous phone call from Carson McGill, the Deputy Director of Operations in the CIA, to retired CIA officer Preston Allender. Henry Wallace is dead. A behind-the-scenes operator at the CIA, Wallace was integral to the Agency’s secret war against China’s national intelligence service, which infiltrates government and military offices, major businesses, and systems crucial to our security. Wallace had severely damaged China’s Washington spy ring with a devastating ruse, a so-called “black swan,” in which a deep-undercover female agent targeted and destroyed a key Chinese official. Now, Wallace’s mysterious death suggests that the CIA itself has been compromised and that China has someone inside the Agency.
But as Allender quietly investigates, he makes a shocking discovery that will upend the entire American intelligence apparatus. For Wallace’s black swan operation may have been turned against the CIA; a Red Swan is flying and the question is: who is she, what is her target, and where will she land?
Written with the authority of twenty-six years of military and government service at sea and in Washington, Red Swan is a brilliant, provocative thriller about the contemporary war that no one sees, but which will shape the future of America and China.
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July 27, 2017
A CIA consultant, the infamous psychiatrist Dr Preston Allender has helped initiate an operation designed to take out China's Ministry of State Security's (MSS) spy ring in Washington. The op targeting the Chinese spy ring involves a beautiful CIA agent, Melanie Sloan, enticing the head of the MS...
July 23, 2017
A high octane, fast paced game of spy vs. spy. This international political thriller is the first book I have read by P. T. Deutermann, a retired Navy captain with 26 years of military and government experience and over 20 novels to his credit. His expertise in the subject matter rings true in th...
September 21, 2017
Deutermann is a good author, writing about World War II naval historical fiction and the modern thriller set in the nexus of the CIA, FBI, and military intelligence agencies. Unfortunately, this one isn’t one of his best efforts. Typical CIA stuff, but not very engaging. Interesting, but unbeliev...
October 28, 2017
What a romp through the secret halls of the CIA and FBI!! Oh MY! The twists and turns we had! It was a bit confusing to keep up with just who was on which side, but none the less, it was entertaining and a delightful treatise on today’s espionage and counter espionage and counter-counter espionag...
January 07, 2018
This Deutermann effort ranks right up there with the biggest disappointments of my reading career. I have read nearly all of his books and enjoyed them all up to now. In my opinion it read like a drug induced fantasy. I never did get the feeling that I was reading a real life story with real, bel...
November 30, 2017
Tough to put down. Well written.
October 21, 2017
The plot was too far-fetched for me, and about as subtle as an action movie. I might have given the book three stars if not for the sloppy final editing job--several instances of missing or extra small words, missing closing quotation marks, or single quotes facing the wrong way, and commas where...
September 16, 2017
This has an incredibly clever plot. It's one of the best books I've read.
October 01, 2017
Imagine Le Carre's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy set in the US with the Agency (CIA), Bureau (FBI), and Service (US Secret Service) in place of the Circus. Add one part Manchurian Candidate and numerous conspiracies. Dr. Preston Allender, a psychiatric consultant who does training and assessment f...
September 24, 2017
Doctor Preston Allender, a CIA consultant, implements a “black swan” scheme designed to discredit the head of a Chinese spy ring in Washington; however, the success of the mission costs him his job. But the death of Henry Wallace, the Deputy Director of Operations for the CIA, brings him back to...