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A gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines espionage thriller set in volatile post-Qaddafi Libya

Featuring Malko Linge, an Austrian aristocrat who freelances for the CIA, The Madmen of Benghazi is the first English translation in a series of novels by Gérard de Villiers, the bestselling French author whose sales exceed 120 million copies, and who has been hailed as France’s answer to Ian Fleming.

To counter the Islamists ready to seize control of post-Qaddafi Libya, the Americans try to establish a constitutional monarchy with Ibrahim al-Senussi on the throne. When a missile narrowly misses al-Senussi’s plane during his descent into Egypt, it becomes clear that someone wants him dead. The CIA sends Malko Linge to Cairo to learn more about al-Senussi’s plans–by seducing his companion, a ravishing British model. This mission, although enormously appealing, becomes very dangerous, as the same conspirators who are trying to kill al-Senussi also take aim at Malko. Malko follows al-Senussi to Benghazi, where they both find themselves facing Abu Bukatalla, the Madman of God, a fundamentalist who sees control of Libya as his for the taking.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Linge has been called the French James Bond, but no Bond novel was ever as sexually graphic, or as politically relevant, as this one. It’s so good, though, in that guilty-pleasure, over-the-top Bondian way that it will make American readers impatient to get their hands on the entire series.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “De Villiers, the author of about a hundred spy novels featuring Austrian nobleman and freelance CIA agent Malko Linge, makes his US debut with this entertaining entry…The book is short, blazingly fast, and full of explicit sex. Readers may wonder why American publishers waited so long to bring the series to this country.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The French literary establishment ignored de Villiers, but a former minister commented, ‘The French elite pretend not to read him, but they all do.’ If you like James Bond, you’ll like Malko Linge.”

    Library Journal

  • “The author was a journalist, and his intimate knowledge of regional geopolitics gives this book a ripped-from-the-headlines feel.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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