THE NATIONAL BESTSELLERA remarkable thriller debut of twenty-first-century espionage, by a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State who "knows where all the bodies are buried--literally" (W. E. B. Griffin).The Golden Hour: In international politics, the hundred hours following a coup, when there is still a chance that diplomacy, a secret back channel, military action--something--may reverse the chain of events. As the director of the new State Department Crisis Reaction Unit, Judd Ryker gets a chance to prove that his theory of the Golden Hour actually works, when there's a coup in Mali. But in the real world, those hours include things he's never even imagined. As Ryker races from Washington to Europe and across the Sahara Desert, he finds that personalities, loyalties--everything he thought he knew--begin to shift beneath his feet, and that friends and enemies come in many forms.
About the Author
Todd Moss is Chief Operating Officer and Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, a Washington, D.C. think tank, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. From 2007 to 2008, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, where he was responsible for diplomatic relations with sixteen West African countries. Previously, Moss worked at the World Bank and the Economist Intelligence Unit and taught at the London School of Economics. The author of four nonfiction books on international affairs, he lives in Maryland.