Newest Book - Red Swan


Written with the authority of twenty-six years of military and government service at sea and in Washington, P.T. Deutermann's 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.

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?

P. T. DEUTERMANN is the author of many previous novels including Pacific Glory, which won the W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction. Deutermann spent twenty-six years in military and government service, as a captain in the Navy and in the Joint Chiefs of Staff as an arms-control specialist. He lives with his wife in North Carolina.

RED SWAN by P.T. Deutermann (SMP): Doctor Preston Allender, the distinctive protagonist of Deutermann’s fascinating contemporary spy thriller, works for the CIA as a medical consultant at the rank of assistant deputy director. His official job is making sure that those involved in shaping the careers of clandestine operatives be psychologically sound. His most obvious unusual trait is his disturbing, deep-set, golden-amber eyes, an oddity that has earned him the nickname Dragon Eyes, but it’s his uncanny ability as an interrogator that fuels the speculation that he can read minds. Allender implements a scheme known as a “black swan” to discredit Maj. Gen. Chiang Liange-fu, the chief of the Ministry of Security Services at the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C., and therefore strike a blow against the Chinese national security agency. The plan works, but the fallout results in Allender being forced out of his job. After agency deputy director Hank Wallace is reported dead, Allender is asked to take over the investigation as a private contractor to liaise with the FBI. Deutermann (The Commodore) spins his tale with such cunning that readers will rush through the pages to find out what happens next.