Former CIA operative Robert Baer pushes fiction to the
absolute limit in this riveting and unnervingly plausible alternative history
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. Download and start listening now!