How much can you trust the people you work for when the people you work for lie for a living?
CIA case officer Bai Hsu is recovering from his last mission, during which he barely escaped North Korea with his life and almost lost some toes for his trouble. Safely tucked away at Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, he’s bored and frustrated until the Staff Operations Officer for Mexico comes to him with an exciting new potential assignment: Track and investigate the mysterious Ghost Cartel.
Before Bai can even pack his bag, an attempted bombing places the Staff Operations Officer on an immediate leave of absence. Bai is sent on the mission anyway, though his new boss has made it clear: He’s on his own. With no official cover, no backup, and no resources, Bai is tasked with shadowing a deeply secretive organization he’s not even sure really exists. In an adventure that will take him from the docks of Lázaro Cárdenas in Mexico all the way to the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., Take the Bai Road is Bai’s most impossible mission to date. It’s an assignment that will test him, make him question himself, and put him at risk of losing everything that’s ever mattered to him.
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Early praise for Take the Bai Road:
“Take the Bai Road is chock full of danger and suspense. Starting with a slow burn in the power corridors of Washington, D.C., the story erupts into violence in Mexico and slams to an exciting finish in Seattle. Bai Hsu’s search for the elusive Ghost Cartel will enthrall you.” — Gayle Lynds, New York Times best-selling author of The Assassins
“Mitchell’s winning tale…is constantly in motion, taking Bai from one perilous predicament to the next…Fast-paced, invigorating, and entertaining.” —Kirkus Reviews
“What makes this series so pleasurable to read is Bai himself, his somewhat snarky attitude and self doubt make him more than the mere superhero jumping into the chaos to save the day.” — Jeff Ayers for Suspense Magazine