A chilling story of modern terrorism from the grandmaster of international intrigue.
The Day of the Jackal, The Dogs of War, The Odessa File—the
books of Frederick Forsyth have helped define the international
thriller as we know it today. Combining meticulous research with crisp
narratives and plots as current as the headlines, Forsyth shows us the
world as it is in a way that few have ever been able to equal.
And the world as it is today is a very scary place.
When British and American intelligence catch wind of a major Al Qaeda
operation in the works, they instantly galvanize—but to do what? They
know nothing about it: the what, where, or when. They have no sources in
Al Qaeda, and it's impossible to plant someone. Impossible, unless…
The Afghan is Izmat Khan, a five-year prisoner of Guantánamo
Bay and a former senior commander of the Taliban. The Afghan is also
Colonel Mike Martin, a twenty-five-year veteran of war zones around the
world—a dark, lean man born and raised in Iraq. In an attempt to stave
off disaster, the intelligence agencies will try to do what no one has
ever done before—pass off a Westerner as an Arab among Arabs—pass off
Martin as the trusted Khan.
It will require extraordinary
preparation, and then extraordinary luck, for nothing can truly prepare
Martin for the dark and shifting world into which he is about to enter.
Or for the terrible things he will find there. Filled with remarkable detail and compulsive drama, The Afghan is further proof that Forsyth is truly master of suspense.
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