Authors: Jeffrey Stephens
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This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
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Stephens, Jeffrey S.
Targets of opportunity / Jeffrey S. Stephens. — 1st Gallery Books hardcover ed.
1. Intelligence officers—United States—Fiction. 2. Defectors—Fiction. 3. Alliances—Fiction. 4. Terrorists—Fiction. 5. Terrorism—Fiction. I. Title.
ISBN 978-1-4516-2433-5 (ebook)
for Hoccos, who never left a man behind
PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA
N THE EIGHTH
floor of a nondescript office building overlooking the harbor in Pyongyang, two men faced off across a small table. Hwang Hyun-Su, host of the meeting, was one of Kim Jong-Il’s most trusted advisors. His guest from South America was only identified to him as Adina.