A. Denis Clift is a former naval officer, B01 in chief of Proceedings magazine, and president emeritus of the National Intelligence University. He served in eleven administrations, including tours as National Security Council senior staff member forthe Soviet Union and Eastern and Western Europe, National Security Adviser to theVice President of the United States, and chief of staff, Defense Intelligence Agency. His books include A Death in Geneva and With Presidents to the Summit.
"What a superb thriller from start to finish by a spellbinding
writer. Denis Clift launches you on a ride like never before with
Navy special forces and the experts of Interpol - from the North
Pole, to Bucharest, Stockholm, The White House, Texas, Mexico, and
the rails of Canada. Five stars for The Bronze Frog, a
tense, riveting tale of honor, bravery, betrayal, and
no-holds-barred vengeance." --Vice President Walter F.
"Ladies and Gentlemen - Gripping, incredible - what a tale, what a plot by a champion writer-player in the 21st century world arena." --John Negroponte, Director of National Intelligence, 2005 - 2007
"Denis Clift's The Bronze Frog is a great, fast-paced story of SEAL team friendship, loyalty, and vengeance. Clift takes the reader from the Arctic, to Eastern Europe, to The White House, as his SEAL commander battles the Chinese, American political intrigue, and Scandinavian detectives. Once opened, the book was impossible to put down." --Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense 2006-2011
"What is The Bronze Frog? Fiction? Or not? A Navy SEAL is killed at a secret Chinese installation near the North Pole. Both sides deny. Chocolates laced with ricin are planted on a Bucharest hotel nightstand, death is swift. A Russian doctor's body is found deep in the Baltic Sea stuffed into the remains of a WW2 German Stuka dive bomber. A smart beautiful Harvard professor wants revenge against her Department Chair boss. A White House staffer's unmarked body washes up on the Potomac near Quantico. The President's National Security Advisor disappears on a Canadian Pacific cross-country train ride from Vancouver. Linked? Today's headlines? The Bronze Frog! Read on, intrepid readers!" --David Hartman, Co-Host "Good Morning America"
"[A] gripping thriller . . . Military action fans will appreciate the meticulous procedural
detail that Clift, a former naval officer, brings to this
relentless tale of revenge."-Publishers Weekly
"A deftly crafted and simply riveting read with more twists and turns than a Coney Island roller coaster, The Bronze Frog is a novel that moves swiftly from Helsinki, to Cambridge and Harvard, to Bucharest, to Moscow, Stockholm and Washington.... Showcasing author Denis Clift's impressive flair for originality, character creation, and narrative driven storytelling, The Bronze Frog is unreservedly recommended, especially for community library Action/Adventure Fiction collections." --The Midwest Book Review
"A. Denis Clift's page-turning thriller is a pleasure to read. Informed by the author's considerable expertise in national security affairs, The Bronze Frog is not a layman's tale on the world of national security.... The Bronze Frog is a very satisfying way to relax with an engaging book." --Proceedings