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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: John Rubinstei Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged 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 Rosemary | 1/3/2014

    " Great spy thriller written by an ex-CIA operative. Very believable events leading up to 9/11. However, you have to pay attention to keep some of the people straight. He follows up at the end with some facts that he used in the novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jason | 11/27/2013

    " good story. baer should stick to non-fiction. more non-fiction, please, mr baer, thanks. i like to listen to you when you're being interviewed, too. you're a neat guy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Perry | 10/7/2013

    " Speculative fiction about the CIA and 911. Seemed a bit wayward in the first half. @PerryMissner "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Peter | 9/22/2013

    " One of the post 2001 thriller novels...this dealing with the possible true 'enemy' of the west, Saudi Arabia. "

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