“The bricklayer is back! Steve Vail is pulled out of retirement again to help uncover double agents working for the Russians. With his clever mind and ability to see clues where no one else can, Vail quickly follows the thread from one traitor to another. But is he uncovering the agents, or are they part of a plot to catch him? Once again, Boyd throws in many twists and turns, and the bricklayer is as hot as the action.”
— Laura Lucy, White Birch Books, North Conway, NH
"Vail is in the mold of Lee Child's Jack Reacher and Robert Crais's Joe Pike....This guy has movie written all over him." --Chicago Sun-Times "Fans of Sam Spade and Jack Reacher will feel right at home with this new tough guy." --Boston Globe "We have a new American hero in Steve Vail."--Patricia Cornwell Steve Vail, former discarded covert operative and the FBI's new go-to guy for the toughest jobs, returns in Agent X--the pulse-pounding follow-up to the explosive New York Times bestselling debut thriller by Noah Boyd, The Bricklayer. A former FBI agent himself, author Boyd pulls out all the stops in Agent X--as "the Bricklayer" hunts down an elusive Russian spy in a taut and authentic thriller that rivals the very best of Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Robert Ludlum.