Now Wells is back in Washington. His wounds have healed, but his mind is far from clear. He is restless, uneasy in his skin, and careless with his safety. When the CIA finds evidence of a surge in Taliban activity, backed by an unknown foreign power, it takes little to convince Wells to return to Afghanistan to investigate. But what he discovers there is far from what he expected.
A deadly power play in China, a mission to North Korea gone terribly wrong, an Iran determined to go nuclear, a mole within the ranks of the CIA who is about to light a fuse, the consequences of which he cannot possibly understand-the world is hurtling toward confrontation. And, this time, there may be nothing John Wells can do to stop it. Real-world threats, authentic details, a scenario as dramatic as it is plausible-The Ghost War is another "timely reminder of the extremely precarious way we live now" (The Washington Post).
John Wells is the only American CIA agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda. Since before the attacks in 2001, Wells has been hiding in the mountains of Pakistan, biding his time, building his cover.
Now, on the orders of Omar Khadri-the malicious mastermind plotting more al Qaeda strikes on America-Wells is coming home. Neither Khadri nor Jennifer Exley, Wells's superior at Langley, knows quite what to expect.
For Wells has changed during his years in the mountains. He has become a Muslim. He finds the United States decadent and shallow. Yet he hates al Qaeda and the way it uses Islam to justify its murderous assaults on innocents. He is a man alone, and the CIA-still reeling from its failure to predict 9/11 or find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq-does not know whether to trust him. Among his handlers at Langley, only Exley believes in him, and even she sometimes wonders. And so the agency freezes Wells out, preferring to rely on high-tech means for gathering intelligence.
But as that strategy fails and Khadri moves closer to unleashing the most devastating terrorist attack in history, Wells and Exley must somehow find a way to stop him, with or without the government's consent.
From secret American military bases where suspects are held and "interrogated" to basement laboratories where al Qaeda's scientists grow the deadliest of biological weapons, The Faithful Spy is a riveting and cautionary tale, as affecting in its personal stories as it is sophisticated in its political details. The first spy thriller to grapple squarely with the complexities and terrors of today's world, this is a uniquely exciting and unnerving novel by an author who truly knows his territory.
King er som god vin, blir bare sjelden en halvgode bok derfra. Han bygger opp spenningen stille og rolig til du ikke lenger kan legg boka fra deg. En av hans beste dette.e
Twists that will make even hardcore adventure fans say "wow!" This is fast-paced, nonstop fun. Cussler fans will gobble it up' - Kirkus (Starred Review)
Kurt Austin and the NUMA crew risk everything to stop a cutthroat arms dealer from stealing a priceless ancient treasure.
In 1074 B.C., vast treasures disappear from the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs. In 1927, a daredevil American aviator vanishes on an attempted transcontinental flight. And in the present day, a fishing trawler - along with its mysterious cargo - sinks off the coast of Scotland.
How are these three mysterious events connected?
And, more importantly, what do they mean for Kurt Austin and his NUMA team?
Kurt and his team soon find themselves wrapped up in a treacherous treasure hunt as they race to find the lost Egyptian riches. . . before they fall into the wrong hands.
A political assassin is ready to make his move. The police department's only clue is a single, perfectly typed, bomb threat. In a few days, the corruption of one cop - and the madness of an assassin - could blow the whole city sky high. Featuring the regular cast from the "Badge of Honor" series.
W E B Griffin published his last Brotherhood of War series novel, The Aviators, in 1988. Yet there was always at least one more story he wanted to tell - and here it is. In November 1964, Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara went to the Congo with two hundred men, intent on making it his first step in taking over Africa and South America. He failed, thanks in large part to the efforts of an intrepid band of Green Berets. Licking his wounds he returned to Cuba to recruit more men and try the same thing in Bolivia. He failed there, too. In fact he died there, and thus, despite his incompetence, became a glorious martyr to the cause. But who was trying to kill him, really? And why was the USA trying to keep him alive? W E B Griffin has some surprises up his sleeve, and as he takes us through the twists and turns of Special Ops he spins a story of devilish cunning and thrilling adventure.
Whatever happens, don't go to war' The message received by MI6 and the CIA is clear. The reasons for it unknown. And so Will Cochrane, the West's most capable intelligence operative is despatched to infiltrate a remote Siberian submarine base to uncover the truth. The enemy, though, was warned of his arrival. Will is pitched against the most dangerous adversary he has ever faced, spy vs spy. And he will need his all unique skills, strength and ruthlessness to prevail.
Conner felt an eerie sensation as he studied the image on the ancient Viking ax: a great, fiery dragon with wings as wide as the universe, viciously locked in battle with a heroic, winged figure that grimly held the dragon's hideous head, struggling breath to breath. "Every man must face the dragon once in his life," Thor told him. "It is then he learns what he truly loves."
A high-stakes thriller that weaves Turkey's war-torn past with action, adventure, and conspiracy.
British business intelligence operative Iain Black is caught up in the car-bombing of a hotel in Southern Turkey while investigating a murky Lebanese banker. His partner, Mustafa, is killed in the blast, and Iain vows to find out who is responsible. Working with beautiful Dutch historian Aletta Neuhuis, who was also affected in the bombing, Iain 's investigative trail leads to Turkey's past - to the invasion of Northern Cyprus in 1974, and further back in time to the Trojan War.
As the connections become clear, Iain and Aletta begin to realize that this was no random terrorist attack, but something bigger and far more dangerous. And as the hunters become the hunted, Iain and Aletta must dig deeper to reveal a terrifying conspiracy before they are silenced for good....
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Stephen King, can spin a tale like no other, and even here he makes the book to 600 pages of suspense. The all time master for me. Loved it
When an eleven-year-old boy is found murdered in a town park, reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town's popular Little League coach, Terry Maitland, as the culprit. DNA evidence and fingerprints confirm the crime was committed by this well-loved family man.
Horrified by the brutal killing, Detective Ralph Anderson, whose own son was once coached by Maitland, orders the suspect to be arrested in a public spectacle. But Maitland has an alibi. And further research confirms he was indeed out of town that day.
As Anderson and the District Attorney trace the clues, the investigation expands from Ohio to Texas. And as horrifying answers begin to emerge, so King's propulsive story of almost unbearable suspense kicks into high gear.
Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy but there is one rock-hard fact, as unassailable as gravity: a man cannot be in two places at the same time. Can he?
Asked to help assess the contents of a lavish English estate, museum conservator Angela Lewis is surprised to discover an unopened crate full of sealed pottery jars. But what she discovers, within one of the jars shocks her; a parchment with writing by a noted first-century Jewish scholar that describes the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth.
For Anglea, the find is a miracle: the first written reference to Jesus outside the New Testament. But her discovery draws her into a centuries-old-race for the truth, with a field of competitors driven by both ruthless avarice and fanatical devotion. And if Angela survives, the truth may prove to be more than she can bear.
Siste oppdrag, og saa pensjonstilvaerelse paa en deilig strand med sol, drinker og damer. Ja det er droemmen. Men foerst, maa det siste oppdraget utfoeres..........
Skal vaere forsiktig med aa tvinge konemoren til noe hun ikke toer, da kan det gaa som her :-)
Ikke dum denne heller fra Tom Egeland, og fullt forstaaelig at han tok knekken paa kona, men skulle han ha gjort det ? Jeg gir denne novellen en 5 paaa terningen
Konspirasjonsteorier er populaert aa skrive om, og denne var faktisk av de bedre. Vin og Anna utgjoer et flott heltepar. Vin med sin sarkastiske og humoristiske stil gjoer boken morsom og lese i tillegg. Action fra USA og Tyskland, samt en snartur til baade Irak og Latvia. Jo dette likte jeg, en 6 paa terningen for denne.