THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER
PATRICK ROBINSON is the author of seven previous international bestselling thrillers- Nimitz Class, Kilo Class, H. M. S. Unseen, Seawolf, The Shark Mutiny, Barracuda 945 and Scimitar SL-2. He is also the author of several non-fiction bestsellers including True Blue (with Dan Topolski) and Born to Win. He is the co-author with Admiral Sir Sandy Woodward of One Hundred Days.
Talk about "ripped from the headlines": bestseller Robinson's latest international political thriller (after 2004's Scimitar SL-2) reads like the evening news on speed. In 2009, Saudi Arabia's Prince Nasir plans to overthrow his country's royal family-a popular target, especially since Farenheit 9/11-with the French government's help. In order to make the coup d'etat appear an exclusively Arab job, the French hire a Moroccan, Col. Jacques Gamoudi (aka Le Chasseur or the Hunter), to lead the operation. Joining Gamoudi is a notorious Hamas terrorist (the killer of the title). Foreseeing all that Saudi oil flowing away from American gas stations, U.S. Adm. Arnold Morgan has to find a way to stop the coup without making the French hate us more than they already do. If the surfeit of military detail tends to slow the action, the main characters come across as real people caught up in a frightening scenario-one that's perhaps a bit too close to reality to make this novel completely comfortable as escapist fiction. Agent, Ed Victor (U.K.). (May 1) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
When a Saudi prince planning a coup d'Etat seeks help from France, which then recruits a HAMAS terrorist as assassin, the U.S. government has to act. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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