"The Survivor" by Vince Flynn is a novel about a man who steals data from the CIA. He plans to sell it to the Pakistani Secret service, but the CIA foils his plans. Americans and Pakistanis engage in a search for the information.
The data that Joseph "Rick" Rickman took was vital since it contained information on operations conducted all over the world. It turns out that Rick hid the information before his death, and his secrets died with him. Pakistan tries to outrun America to find the information and consequently blackmail America in a bid to become a nuclear superpower.