Leading politician and bestselling author Newt Gingrich has teamed with novelist Pete Earley to create a gripping Washington thriller in which Gingrich brings his unparalleled understanding of the corridors of power and the intelligence community. DUPLICITY is a ripped-from-the-headlines action thriller that takes readers into the hidden corridors of Washington politics and onto the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia with the same realism and intensity as Homeland and Black Hawk Down. Only two Americans escape when Islamic militants lead a Benghazi-style attack on a newly opened U.S. embassy in Somalia. Brooke Grant, the young commander of the Marine Corps Embassy Guards, and CIA Station Chief Gunter Connor become their colleagues' best hope for rescue after U.S. troops are barred from entering Mogadishu because of civil unrest. To survive, Grant and Connor must avoid detection by outwitting The Falcon, a treacherous Islamic radical christened "the Osama bin Laden" of Africa.