Blue Madagascar

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Pub Date 30 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 05 Jul 2021

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Description

A candidate for U.S. President, ahead in the polls and about to win the election, suddenly commits suicide and no one knows why.

A botched jewel heist on the French Riviera during which an American bystander is killed, triggers a worldwide hunt by the intelligence agencies of the major powers for something the dead American left behind, a secret so explosive they will let nothing get in their way. 

When U.S. Homeland Security Special Agent Casey Ramirez uncovers a clue involving the dead American, the discovery catapults her into a deadly cat-and-mouse chase across Europe to find the dead man’s secret before it’s too late. But as she races to unravel the bombshell secret she discovers her every move is being tracked by a deadly assassin known only as “the Jackdaw.”

Master storyteller Andrew Kaplan weaves these disparate elements into a stunning tale of international intrigue that is being hailed as “one of Kaplan’s best” and a “must read” of the mystery and thriller genres.

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“Flawlessly conceived . . . The characters are unforgettable. Kaplan is up there with the best." Readers Favorite

“Andrew Kaplan represents a gold standard for thriller writing. -David Morrell, author of The Brotherhood of the Rose

A candidate for U.S. President, ahead in the polls and about to win the election, suddenly commits suicide and no one knows why.

A botched jewel heist on the French Riviera during which an American...


A Note From the Publisher

ANDREW KAPLAN is the internationally-known author of two bestselling spy thriller series: "Scorpion" and "Homeland". A former journalist and war correspondent, he covered events around the world and served in both the U.S. Army and the Israeli Army. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages, topping bestseller charts around the world. Recently, three of Amazon's top 20 mysteries and thrillers at one time were Scorpion books: "Scorpion Betrayal", "Scorpion Winter" and "Scorpion Deception". He is also the author of the novels: "Hour of the Assassins," the NY Times bestseller and Main selection of the Book of the Month Club, "Dragonfire," and "War of the Raven", selected by the ALA as one of the "100 Best Books ever written about World War Two". His film writing career includes the James Bond classic, "Goldeneye". In addition, he is the author of the runaway international bestseller, "Homeland: Carrie's Run," an original prequel novel based on the award-winning hit television series, "Homeland". His second book in the Homeland series, "Homeland: Saul's Game" won the 2015 Scribe Award for Best Tie-In Novel of the Year.

ANDREW KAPLAN is the internationally-known author of two bestselling spy thriller series: "Scorpion" and "Homeland". A former journalist and war correspondent, he covered events around the world...


Advance Praise

Praise for Andrew Kaplan

“Unrelenting suspense.” –Booklist



"Kaplan's writing is reminiscent of the best of Ian Fleming, Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy.” –Readertoreader.com



“A smashing, sexy and unforgettable read.” –Publishers Weekly



"ELECTRIFYING . . . a searing, ultimately satisfying entertainment with energy, passion and moral resonance.” –Kirkus Reviews (*Starred review)





“In a word, terrific … The pace is blistering, the atmosphere menacing and decadent, and author Andrew Kaplan is in marvelously smashing form.” –New York Daily News



“Kept me up well into the Late Show hours . . . paced like a ride on the Magic Mountain rollercoaster. Hollywood, please copy.” –Los Angeles Times



“Superb and original.” –Nelson DeMille



“One of the smartest, swiftest and most compelling spy novels I’ve read in years.” –Harlan Coben



“Excellent … pulsates with intrigue and dramatic suspense. A powerful read.” –Clive Cussler



“[Kaplan’s] characters and locales are brilliantly etched . . . the plot is riveting.” –London Times




Praise for Andrew Kaplan

“Unrelenting suspense.” –Booklist



"Kaplan's writing is reminiscent of the best of Ian Fleming, Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy.” –Readertoreader.com

“A smashing, sexy and...


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Featured Reviews

The author just may be the King of Thrillers, and this latest addition provides more evidence. Details are never left out whether it’s in plot development, characters, or settings. With locations all over the world and characters of varied backgrounds, Kaplan blends together so many ingredients to create an amazing story.

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As I begin to write my review I’m wondering if I can truly capture the adrenaline spikes, the unforeseen adventures, the detours leading to more breathtaking twists, and the wonder if truth will prevail. There can always be various interruptions by the news outlets favorably titled, "Breaking News" especially days prior to a U.S. Presidential Election. However, no one would anticipate the death of the most likely-to-succeed candidate. The exquisite presentation in the "Prologue" introduces 5 ½ seconds of video from a cell phone across the sphere of news outlets and social media to a person that becomes known as the “Invisible Woman.” Speculation is rampant to learn if she is relevant to the news headlines. In the ensuing chapters the reveal beginning "Six Weeks Earlier"to "Four Weeks Earlier" to "Two Weeks Earlier" to "Two Days Earlier" to "The Night Of" the "Breaking News" leads to international intrigue at its finest! How many adjectives may I use without being excessive? Edge-of-the-seat, galvanizing, spectacular, high-voltage, and powerful convey only a tingle of the goose bumps, the grip of nerve-endings, and acceleration of suspense that is a complicated puzzle to unravel. I found Mr. Kaplan’s writing in a class by itself and any quantity of descriptive adjectives should not be deemed extravagant. It’s a disquieting and thought-provoking thriller that captivated this reader from beginning to end. Each detail heightened my awe to share it is the "best-of-the-best" suspenseful writing I’ve ever read. My sincere thanks to Andrew Kaplan, and Smugglers Lane Press for my complimentary digital copy of this title, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review. #BlueMadagascarThrillerSuspense #NetGalley

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Excellent mystery thriller, one of the best I have recently read. In Blue Madagascar, during a botched jewel heist, an American is killed. This starts a worldwide hunt, but things are not so cut and dry as a candidate for the presidency in the US unexpectedly commits suicide. Kaplan is definitely a master storyteller and this novel does not disappoint. It's full of twists and turns that leave you holding your breath. Great job!

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Fast-paced, intense, and dynamic describes this excellent novel by Andrew Kaplan. Blue Madagascar is a suspenseful thriller with so many twists and turns, all working perfectly to combine in a novel that keeps you entertained throughout. The story begins at election time, with a presidential hopeful on the cusp of a big win, but breaking news declares that the candidate has committed suicide. That’s the hook for the rest of the book. Why would a seemingly successful man commit suicide on the eve of an election he is slated to win? And what does a 5-second cell phone video of what they’re calling ‘the invisible woman’ have to do with it all? Add in a jewelry heist on the French Riviera where an American man is killed, triggering a worldwide hunt for something the man left behind. At first, you’re not quite sure how these disparate storylines are going to combine into one story. However, they do and the result is an excellent read! Thanks to Netgalley and the author for a chance to read this digital copy.

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Blue Madagascar by Andrew Kaplan. A fast paced thriller adventure. It has everything! I really enjoyed this book. The plot was not what I expected! The opening chapter, grabbed you right in and you wanted to keep reading to find out what happens! Makes one wonder if things like this really go on in our government. Will recommend! Thanks for letting me review this book.

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Interesting characters were brought into story with good build up and character background information. .Story moved along at a nice pace

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This is the first time reading a book by this author, so I didn't really know what to expect. I must say I really enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and easy to read. It kept my interest throughout. I highly recommend this book and will be looking for other books by this author.

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Fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a wild ride. Master storyteller Andrew Kaplan delivers a spin tingling, white knuckle spy thriller in Blue Madagascar. So many twists and turns, all combine in a novel that kept me entertained to the end. The story begins when a presidential nominee, who is ahead in the polls on the cusp of the US election, commits suicide. Jumping back in time, we meet a Homeland Security Agent facing down the head of a Mexican cartel, then there's a botched jewel heist on the French Riviera where an American bystander is killed, triggering a worldwide hunt for secrets he left hidden. As the storylines converge, the adrenaline accelerates. An excellent read! Thanks to NetGalley and the author for a chance to read an advance digital copy.

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