An edge-of-your-seat original prequel novel based on Showtime's hit series, HOMELAND, 'the best thriller on American television' New York Post Beirut, 2006. CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison barely escapes an ambush while attempting a clandestine meeting with a new contact code-named Nightingale. Suspicious that security has been compromised, she challenges the station chief in a heated confrontation that gets her booted back to Langley. Expert in recognizing and anticipating behavioral patterns-a skill enhanced by the bipolar disorder she keeps secret to protect her career-Carrie is increasingly certain that a terrorist plot has been set in motion. Carrie risks a shocking act of insubordination that helps her uncover secret evidence connecting Nightingale with Abu Nazir, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Determined to stop the terrorist mastermind, she embarks on an obsessive quest that will nearly destroy her. Filled with the suspense and plot twists that have made Homeland a must-watch series, this riveting tale reveals the compelling untold backstories of the series' main characters and takes fans deeper into the life and mind of one brilliant woman spy.
Andrew Kaplan is the international bestselling author of the Scorpion thriller series. A former journalist and war correspondent, he covered events around the world and served in both the U.S. Army and the Israeli Army, including providing military intelligence analysis for the Israel Defense Force. The CIA has tried on several occasions to recruit him and he has consulted with think tanks that advise governments. His film writing career includes the James Bond classic, Goldeneye. He lives with his family in Southern California. This is his first Homeland novel.