Smiling Hippo Press is pleased to announce the publication of former CIA officer Alex Finley’s second novel Victor in the Jungle. Victor Caro is back, and he’s brought the whole family along this time. Click here for a summary of the book.

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Interested in contacting the author? You can do so through her web site or here: info@smilinghippopress.com

Be sure to check out her debut novel, too: Victor in the Rubble, a satire of the CIA and the War on Terror. ORDER IT NOW!

Click here for a Q&A with the authorVictor in the Rubble Author Q&A, where she talks about her love for polygraph tests, her need for eye openers, and why she never should have left Colorado.

You can also read and listen to her interviews here.

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Victor in the Rubble follows Victor Caro, a counterterrorism officer with the CYA, caught in a world where job security trumps national security. On assignment in West Africa in a post-9/11 world, he is tasked with hunting down the terrorist Omar al-Suqqit, who is looking to launch his group of ragtag militants onto the international jihadi stage. But chasing a terrorist proves an easier challenge than managing his agency’s bureaucracy. Omar, meanwhile, faces his own bureaucratic struggles as he joins forces with a global terrorist group that begins micro-managing its franchises in an effort to streamline attacks. When Victor appears on his own country’s Terrorist Watch List and Omar finds himself struggling to write “Lessons Learned” in the suicide bomber program, they each realize they might have a common enemy: red tape.