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eBook The Onion Files ePub
Author: Val Pattee
Language: English
ISBN: 1897435053
ISBN13: 978-1897435052
Publisher: Agio Publishing House (October 12, 2007)
Pages: 296
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 467
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The Onion Files book. Pattee infuses the action with a realism of people and Suppose al-Qaeda has a second, potentially more devastating attack planned in 2001.

The Onion Files book. That's the premise behind THE ONION FILES, a spy thriller differing from all previous novels in one very important aspect: author Val Pattee was one of the Western world's top spy masters - chief of intelligence and security for NATO. Pattee infuses the action with a realism of people and places only an insider could deliver.

That's the premise behind THE ONION FILES, a spy thriller differing from all previous novels in one very important aspect: author Val .

That's the premise behind THE ONION FILES, a spy thriller differing from all previous novels in one very important aspect: author Val Pattee was one of the Western world's top spy masters - chief of intelligence and security for NATO.

The Onion Files" is a spy thriller differing from all previous novels in one very important aspect: author Val Pattee was one of the Western world's top spy masters. Pattee introduces readers to protagonists Jim and Mark Buchan, who work with the US Central Intelligence Agency and Russian counter-terrorism units in a fast-paced hunt across three continents to halt a computer virus and its brilliant creator.

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Qaida (Organization), Fiction.

The Onion Files is a novel set in today’s world of apprehension and anxiety fueled by terrorism. An al Qaeda group plots ruin greater than 9/11 by breaching hydroelectric dams across the US. Jim Buchan, a retired CIA director of operations and his son Mark, a computer expert, discuss one of Jim’s cases from the Cold War, code-named the Onion Files, a KGB cyber attack against the US financial system. Mark does some hacking to see if infrastructure might be at risk from terrorists. It is the early days of cyber security, few aware of the increasing use of software in critical systems.

Although The Onion Files and The Crescent Onion are fiction, Pattee infuses the action with a realism of people and places only an insider could deliver. The titles refer to terrorist attacks, first to an ingenious and diabolical plot by al-Qaeda to devastate vast areas of the United States soon after the 9/11 attacks. The Crescent Onion turns the terror master, Kazim, to a colleague seeking help against his own terrorists. Val introduces readers to protagonists Jim and Mark Buchan, who work with the US Central Intelligence Agency and Russian counter-terrorism units in fast-paced hunts across.

Val Pattee, Victoria, British Columbia. As Chief of Intelligence for NATO Europe I saw the makings of thriller novels. The Crescent Onion by Val PatteeThe Crescent Onion, sequel to The Onion Files, brings the Jim Buchan family to the aid of their old enemy, Kazim. The story is a riveting espionage thriller, written with a degree of realism only a top insider could deliver. Val knows the workings of the CIA, KGB

Suppose al-Qaeda had a second, potentially more devastating attack planned in 2001

Suppose al-Qaeda had a second, potentially more devastating attack planned in 2001.

Suppose al-Qaeda has a second, potentially more devastating attack planned in 2001. That's the premise behind THE ONION FILES, a spy thriller differing from all previous novels in one very important aspect: author Val Pattee was one of the Western world's top spy masters -- chief of intelligence and security for NATO. "Pattee infuses the action with a realism of people and places only an insider could deliver." As NATO's spy master, Major General Pattee had access to the most secret intelligence of sixteen member nations, and also met with the GRU (Russian Military Intelligence) in Moscow and with the People's Liberation Army in Beijing. Advance reviews for The Onion Files are enthusiastic. Here are three snippets: "... a fast paced thriller about the next major terrorist attack. The author's background makes his descriptions of events all the more credible." -- Lewis W. MacKenzie, Major-General (ret'd). "... a page turner. The Onion Files has an intricate, compelling and credible plot. One wonders how close to the brink we really are." -- Gordon Smith, former Canadian Deputy Foreign Minister. "... General Pattee utilizes his vast experience and wide-ranging international intelligence contacts to provide a riveting, imaginative, easy-to-read story line. [The Onion Files] provides a very accurate tutorial ... I strongly recommend that intelligence and homeland security personnel at all levels read this fascinating novel." -- Lt. Gen. Leonard Perroots (ret'd), former director, US Defense Intelligence Agency More about the author and his debut novel at www.valpattee.com
Tehn
An odd "thriller" not in the Clancy model
Perhaps more real world but seemed
Pedestrian. And simplistic
Quphagie
Enjoyed the story. Entertaining.
spark
A true page turner !
Pumpit
This is such an exciting book that it grabs your attention form the first page!
I have the original Onion Files written in 2007, which I thought I could skim to remind myself about the story.
Not possible!
I found myself in the middle of the various people lives that this authour describes so well, that l felt like I know them.
I could not put this book down until 0500 when I finally realized I could no longer keep my eyes open.
I have his other two, Revised Onion files, and The Crescent Onion, which I know will be as hard to close after the first page until I reach the endings. Thank you so much for the many hours of exciting enjoyment.
Super P
"WHEW!!! I just finished devouring THE ONION FILES by the phenomenal Val Pattee. Right from the very first page to the absolutely chilling final one it was truly nonstop action. Like the onion of the title, the plot of this amazing book revealed itself page by page, chapter by chapter never lagging in suspense or substance. There were so many twists and turns in this book but the best was that on page 261 -- a complete OHHHH NOOOOO moment!!!! Most of the books that I read would be classified as geopolitical and are pretty frightening but none as scary as THE ONION FILES. So many times a really terrific book gets to the end and falls flat -- this one had the best ending ever -- made you want more -- fast!!! I've already started talking about this book, to anyone and everyone. It just NEEDS to be read by as many people as possible! Get this book fast and sit back and enjoy! You'll not be disappointed!!!
Der Bat
These media reviews are from valpattee.com, where you can listen to the interviews.

Val was just interviewed on CBC Radio One's All Points West program. Host Jo-Ann Roberts said, "I was hooked when I started reading it... I found myself comparing it to Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum..." Later she expressed surprise that major publishers and agents hadn't snapped up this book and predicted that producers would soon notice it: "It really sounds like a movie."

"The Onion Files flings us into a fast-paced chillingly-possible scenario that never lets up. It is that rarity, a believable spy yarn whose heroes and villains alike seem credible human beings, unlike the comic-strip cut-outs who populate some thrillers. The lifelike characters include a pair of intrepid agents from the Central Intelligence Agency, abetted by a sympathetic Soviet spy, who battle evil master-mind Osama bin Laden and his fanatical cohorts across the world. They are portrayed in such an authentic atmosphere, that many so-called fictional incidents portrayed in it could have actually occurred. [The author] confirms that by saying, 'Many of the anecdotes in my book are the real stuff, encounters during my own experience, altered just enough for security's sake.' "
-- Sidney Allinson, The Times-Colonist, Victoria, BC

The Onion Files is "a very good story and a pleasure to read" says Terry Spence, host of CFAX 1070 Talk Radio with Terry Spence. "It has that feel of truth to it like the guy who wrote it really knows what goes on in that part of our world."

Major General Val Pattee's The Onion Files is an "exciting but at the same time alarming new book," says Rob Breakenridge, host of The World Tonight with Rob Breakenridge on CHQR 770AM in Calgary. "Adding to the plausibility is the fact that the author comes to it all very much from an insider's perspective."

Here are comments by experts who have read the advance reading copy:

"Osama is alive and well in this fast paced thriller about the next major terrorist attack in North America. The destruction of their targets of choice would be much more devastating than the loss of the Twin Towers on 9/11. The author's background makes his descriptions of events all the more credible. Val Pattee retired as a major-general having spent the majority of the time following his fighter pilot career in the highest levels of the intelligence world during the Cold War. One can't help but think that some of his "imaginary" crises are based on similar events from his past. A chilling thought."
-- Lewis W. MacKenzie, CM, OOnt, MSC and Bar, CD, Major-General (ret'd)

"Val Pattee brings a lifetime of real world experience to writing this page turner. The Onion Files has an intricate, compelling and credible plot. One wonders how close to the brink we really are."
-- Gordon Smith, former Canadian Deputy Foreign Minister

"... General Pattee utilizes his vast experience and wide-ranging international intelligence contacts to provide a riveting, imaginative, easy-to-read story line. [The Onion Files] provides a very accurate tutorial ... I strongly recommend that intelligence and homeland security personnel at all levels read this fascinating novel."
-- Lt. Gen. Leonard Perroots (ret'd), former director, US Defense Intelligence Agency

"In all honesty, I was blown away. I would read a few pages, put the book on my chest, and wonder how could Val weave so much into a single paragraph. I've asked myself "could I do it?" The answer was no. You really are very good.
In addition to how well you write, the story was terrific. And, the characters became real. Congratulations, my friend you found a new vocation. I know you will continue to be successful. (It was clever to let us readers know, there would be a follow on with some the same characters.)
I predict the book will be a huge success and look forward to seeing you on the Oprah Winfrey show."
-- Jack Chain, retired 4-star General USAF

Val Pattee's THE ONION FILES is catching on with READERS.

"It kept me up all night" - Al S, retired Col RCAF.

"Didn't know I was having drinks with Jim Buchan all those years ago" - Bruce F.

"Sure made for a short flight across the country" - Don M, retired General.

"The cultural divide in the Covered Bazaar was fascinating" - Rich, 16 years old.

"I enjoyed the book and am impressed ... a compelling and moving story ... a bit of Tom Clancy and a bit of Arthur Hailey. The movie should pack them in! Well done" - Jack M, CEO.

"I rationed myself not to finish the book in one gulp ... scary stuff..." - Ursula H, UK.

"I am flat impressed. Your research is phenomenal coupled with your great imagination. The story line is superb and the lead-in suspense really keeps the book in the "page-turner" mode. The concept, which is so terribly believable, is certainly there as we speak." - Bill Goldfein, USAF Col ret.

"It is rare for me to read anything but autobiography or biography but am I pleased that I have made an exception. It was impossible to put the book down and it was the quickest book that I have ever read -- Just great and gripping. With my short history with Special Forces way back in the fifties, although dealing with a very different kind of terrorism in the Malayan jungles, I could relate to dealings with an unseen enemy. Thank you for a wonderful read and cannot wait for the next one." - Vic Steyerman, UK.

"I'm finally taking a few minutes to tell you how much I enjoyed your book. Initially I planned to read it on the flight to Australia but I made the mistake of starting it a couple of nights before we left Palm Springs and by the time we left for the airport I was finished! Congratulations on a superb result. You had me right from the opening to the end. Your storyline with all the suspense and intrigue was gripping. You clearly moved in some fascinating circles during the last few years of your career and you very successfully wove that knowledge into a story that will, I am sure, keep all your readers up late because they can't put it down. Best of all, your closing statement leaves the door wide open for the 'next' one. For Heaven's sake let me know when it is available." - Harv Haakonson, MD, bestselling author

"WHEW!!! I just finished devouring THE ONION FILES by the brilliant Val Pattee and had to email you immediately. Right from the very first page to the absolutely chilling final one it was truly nonstop action. Like the onion of the title, the plot of this amazing book revealed itself page by page, chapter by chapter never lagging in suspense or substance. There were so many twists and turns in this book but the best was that on page 261 -- a complete OHHHH NOOOOO moment!!!! Most of the books that I read would be classified as geopolitical and are pretty frightening but none as scary as THE ONION FILES.
"A few random thoughts: I don't think I'll ever look at a Pringles chip can again without flashing on Kazim's use of it -- I wish I had known Mo when we were in Sardinia -- would have been that much more of a pleasant sojourn especially being regaled by Mo's tales about Jim Buchan. These characters that Val Pattee developed for this book are ones that are so delightful and charming or so despicable that you'll not forget them soon -- fully fleshed out. And his research was, I'm sure, as he actually lived it!!! What a fantastic life Val Pattee has led. I'm just so glad that he's sharing parts of it with the world through his incredible writing as his books tell the kind of dramatic truth that only fiction can tell.
"As the world has witnessed McCain saying that we'll be in Iraq for a hundred years -- that could well be and even longer with the mentality of jihadists worldwide -- they do NOT forget nor forgive -- this will go on forever through the ever-growing numbers and their descendants! Leave it to the Turks to circumvent a seventy-year-old law by calling an aircraft carrier a deep-sea fishing vessel with a flat deck -- that made me laugh out loud. It would certainly behoove the decision makers in government, ours as well as others, to study history. If Alexander the Great had been defeated by the Pashtuns, how can we possibly think that we're any wiser or better? History only keeps repeating itself over and over with much the same conclusion. The minds of Asian and Middle Eastern peoples are such that Westerners can never truly understand even after centuries of study. But I think it really helps people who read this kind of book to get a little bit of a grasp of what's going on since our news certainly does little to enlighten us on a daily basis.
So many times a really terrific book gets to the end and falls flat -- this one had the best ending ever -- made you want more -- fast!!! I've already started talking about this book, to anyone and everyone. It just NEEDS to be read by as many people as possible!!!" - Gail Foster, MYSTERIES & MORE, Novato CA
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