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Released Sept 4, 2014

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 The next time you hear about turmoil in a troubled corner of the world and the debate about how the United States should intervene,  you’ll think of The Golden Hour. Tom Clancy used fiction to illuminate the world of the military; Todd Moss is using it to reveal the world of diplomacy.
—JAMES FALLOWS, The Atlantic

About The Golden Hour (Penguin/Putnam):

Judd Ryker is chief of the State Department’s new experimental Crisis Reaction Unit. Ryker abandoned the cozy life of a college professor to test his ideas—and himself—in the real world of international diplomacy and intrigue. So far, his experiment is failing… Read More

Todd Moss

A former senior State Department official, Todd led America’s response to coups and crises in West Africa. More About Todd…




Washington Post Profile: “A thriller writer’s challenge: Make U.S. policy in Africa a page turner”

Early Critical Acclaim:

An extraordinary international thriller debut from a writer who has lived and breathed every inch of it. Moss knows where all the bodies are buried – literally. 

A tough, realistic, well-written tale…Moss is an insider who knows how these things are really done – and how thin the line is between triumph and disaster. 

A superbly realistic, high-powered thriller. It’s all here: spectacular and exotic settings, terror, violence, beauty, good and evil and everything in between. It is just about impossible to stop reading this book. 
#1 New York Times-bestselling author

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