The firefly: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press,
Pub. Date:
2003.
Language:
English
Description
At midnight, in a secret medical clinic in Washington, D.C., two foreign doctors and their team are completing plastic surgery on an anonymous client who is changing the appearance of his face, among other things. After the procedure, the client begins to stir-and suddenly the operating room erupts in violence and the clinic is ablaze.Washington police conduct an arson investigation, with inconclusive results. But one tantalizing fragment of evidence suggests that a terrorist bombing may be imminent. The presidential inauguration is quickly approaching and Washington's police, fire, intelligence, military, federal, and White House security teams are making frantic preparations. Because of the strain on manpower, retired Secret Service agent Swamp Morgan is recalled to active duty. His task: investigate the incineration of the medical clinic as a "firefly"- Washington-speak for something that looks like a threat but isn't. As Swamp begins what he thinks is a routine check-and-dismiss, the clinic's missing client begins preparations for his mission: to launch an attack on the American government - a decapitation strike intended to wipe out both the outgoing and incoming administrations. As the crucial day approaches, Swamp, the only agent to take the firefly seriously, must operate alone as the clock clicks down to a breathtaking finale.Filled with brilliant twists and turns and heart-in-your throat suspense, Firefly offers first class entertainment from beginning to end.
More Details
ISBN:
9780312994815
9780312203771
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID d18bef6e-6060-cebd-92c3-7ca073e94d7a
Grouping Title firefly
Grouping Author deutermann peter t
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-07-02 04:48:56AM
Last Indexed 2019-09-19 04:51:32AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Deutermann, Peter T., 1941-
author_display Deutermann, Peter T
available_at_arlington Central
collection_arlington Adult Fiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Fiction
display_description
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id d18bef6e-6060-cebd-92c3-7ca073e94d7a
isbn 9780312203771
9780312994815
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b13290885 .i15637736 Central Adult Fiction F DEUTE 1 false false On Shelf Apr 08, 2019 caf
itype_arlington Hardback
last_indexed 2019-09-19T08:51:32.9Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington F DEUTE
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9780312994815
publishDate 2003
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b13290885 Book Books English St. Martin's Press, 2003. 387 pages ; 25.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13290885 .i15637736 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
title_display The firefly : a novel
title_full The firefly : a novel / P.T. Deutermann
title_short The firefly :
title_sub a novel