“In the manner of an Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Kelly's heroine has to outfox the conspirators to escape. This book is great fun, from beginning to end.”

—David Ignatius, columnist for The Washington Post and author of The Paladin

About Mary Louise Kelly

Mary Louise Kelly is co-host of All Things Considered, NPR's flagship evening newsmagazine. She has reported from around the world, including North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Russia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Praise for Mary Louise Kelly's Books

“Mary Louise Kelly knows the modern landscape of international terror... But most of all she has mastered the mental geographies of the journalist, the terrorist, and the spy: the competing ideals, the gritty reality, and the layers of wisdom or self-deception they employ in reconciling them. You won't put this down.”

—Robert Grenier, former CIA Head of Counterterrorism
(Anonymous Sources)

“Mary Louise Kelly blends the worlds she knows so well...into a fast paced thriller that is hard to put down. The atmosphere rings true on every page as she weaves a taut tale from a young man's apparent suicide to a terrorist attempt at the highest seat of American power. Her reporter-heroine Alexandra James would do a case officer proud!”

—General Michael Hayden (Ret.), Former Director of the CIA and the NSA
(Anonymous Sources)

“With an extremely likable narrator and twists and turns galore, The Bullet is at once a thriller, a medical mystery, and a study of how well we really know the people we love.”

—Alice LaPlante, author of Turn of Mind
(The Bullet)

“Kelly pulls off the difficult feat of plotting an action-packed page-turner that remains within the bounds of believability.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)
(The Bullet)

“An authentic view of the media, intelligence, and terrorism that is a real page turner. Kelly gets how the national security world really works.”

—Richard A. Clarke, former White House Counterterrorism Chief
(Anonymous Sources)

The Bullet makes a direct hit. Written with style and intelligence, the clever plot gains velocity until the final page.”

—Valerie Plame, former CIA covert ops officer and author of Burned
(The Bullet)