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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (52 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adrian Levy, Catherine Scott-Clark Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The shocking, three-decade story of A. Q. Khan and Pakistan’s nuclear program, and the complicity of the United States in the spread of nuclear weaponry.

On December 15, 1975, A. Q. Khan—a young Pakistani scientist working in Holland—stole top-secret blueprints for a revolutionary new process to arm a nuclear bomb. His original intention, and that of his government, was purely patriotic—to provide Pakistan a counter to India’s recently unveiled nuclear device. However, as Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark chillingly relate in their masterful investigation of Khan’s career over the past thirty years, over time that limited ambition mushroomed into the world’s largest clandestine network engaged in selling nuclear secrets—a mercenary and illicit program managed by the Pakistani military and made possible, in large part, by aid money from the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Libya, and by indiscriminate assistance from China.

Most unnerving, the authors reveal that the sales of nuclear weapons technology to Iran, North Korea, and Libya, so much in the news today, were made with the clear knowledge of the American government, for whom Pakistan has been a crucial buffer state and ally—first against the Soviet Union, now in the “war against terror.” Every successive American presidency, from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush, has turned a blind eye to Pakistan’s nuclear activity—rewriting and destroying evidence provided by its intelligence agencies, lying to Congress and the American people about Pakistan’s intentions and capability, and facilitating, through shortsightedness and intent, the spread of the very weapons we vilify the “axis of evil” powers for having and fear terrorists will obtain. Deception puts our current standoffs with Iran and North Korea in a startling new perspective, and makes clear two things: that Pakistan, far from being an ally, is a rogue nation at the epicenter of world destabilization; and that the complicity of the United States has ushered in a new nuclear winter.

Based on hundreds of interviews in the United States, Pakistan, India, Israel, Europe, and Southeast Asia, Deception is a masterwork of reportage and dramatic storytelling by two of the world’s most resourceful investigative journalists. Urgently important, it should stimulate debate and command a reexamination of our national priorities.

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  • “Building on a decade’s worth of interviews, the husband-and-wife investigative term serve a stunning indictment of the nuclear crime of all our lifetimes, in which, the authors claim, the U.S. has been an active accessory.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jerome | 6/11/2013

    " A real eye opener. And we wonder why we have so much trouble in that part of the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steven | 1/10/2013

    " This is a damning expose on how Pakistan became the Typhoid Mary of nuclear arms proliferation and how successive U.S. administrations chose to look the other way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karthik Visweswaran | 9/30/2012

    " awesome read on the dynamics of world polity and needs of nations, of ends dictating means "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cody | 8/2/2012

    " Very good. Read this if you want to know how the U.S. knowingly did nothing but help Pakistan gain the its nuclear arsenal. "

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About the Author

Adrian Levy has coauthored four books with Cathy Scott-Clark, including The Meadow and The Amber Room. He has worked as a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter for the Sunday Times (London) and has also coproduced several documentaries for American and British television.