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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (273 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Baer Narrator: Paul Michae Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Former CIA operative Robert Baer pushes fiction to the absolute limit in this riveting and unnervingly plausible alternative history of 9/11.

Veteran CIA officer Max Waller has long been obsessed with the abduction and murder of his Agency mentor. Though years of digging yield the name of a suspect—an Iranian math genius turned terrorist—the trail seems too cold to justify further effort. Then Max turns up a photograph of the man standing alongside Osama bin Laden and a mysterious westerner whose face has been cut out, feeding Max’s suspicion. When the first official to whom Max shows the photo winds up dead, the out-of-favor agent suddenly finds himself the target of dark forces within the intelligence community who are desperate to muzzle him.

Eluding a global surveillance net, Max—in the summer of 2001—begins tracking the spore of a complex conspiracy, meeting clandestinely with suicide bombers and Arab royalty and ultimately realizing the Iranian he’d sought for a decades-old crime is actually at the nexus of a terrifying plot.

Showing off dazzling tradecraft and an array of richly textured backdrops, and filled with real names and events, Blow the House Down deftly balances fact and possibility to become the first great thriller to spring from the war on terrorism.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cindy | 12/29/2013

    " I always love a good CIA thriller. Not as good as Jason Bourne... but no other books really are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ryan | 11/19/2013

    " A really interesting fictitious account of the events immediately preceding the attacks of September 11th. Baer uses all the real names of known Terrorists, Politicians, and Law Enforcement officials that crop up in the Official 9-11 report so it feels more like a biography than a work of fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diane | 9/13/2013

    " An interesting mystery/thriller from a former insider. I wouldn't give his views too much actual credence, but it does make for a fascinating and exciting story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Yvonne | 9/9/2013

    " Fun spy book. Bear writes well - not macho like so many authors of this sort of novel. "

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