Intrigue, deceit and betrayal in the post-truth world.
A school shooting in snowbound Vermont.
An American journalist beheaded in war-torn Syria.
A passenger jet exploding in the Thai jungle.
Everything connects to Kate Swift, CIA assassin-turned-whistleblower, on the run
from a sinister intelligence unit.
With her six-year-old daughter, Suzie, she flees across the Canadian border to begin
a perilous journey to Berlin and then Thailand in search of the only man who can
keep them alive: Harry Hook, a disgraced ex-CIA case officer living rough in the
wilderness, battling the bottle and ghosts from his past.
Can Hook conjure an inspired but desperate plan that will save Kate and Suzie and
bring him the redemption he yearns for?
PRAISE FOR THE TRUTH ITSELF
"A high-tempo thriller set in the shadowy world of espionage and off-the-books covert
ops with a thrilling conclusion in Thailand."CrimeFictionLover
"Excellent. A tough, expert thriller that's impossible to put down."Frankfurter
Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany)
"Smith (aka Rayburn) writes the bleakest, most violent thrillers in the business.
A great commentary on how the notion of patriotism has been auctioned off." Benoît
Lelièvre - Dead End Follies