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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (102 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jason Elliot Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this bold novel, Jason Elliot illuminates the dark recesses of the intelligence community during a crucial moment in history: the struggle to avoid a terrorist attack.

In the months before 9/11, former army officer Anthony Taverner is leading a quiet life in the English countryside. But his recruitment for a dangerous mission to Afghanistan by the British Secret Intelligence Service—better known as MI6—shatters his fragile peace and plunges him into the kaleidoscopic world of spying. Under the expert guidance of an old-school hero and veteran of the elite British Special Air Service, Taverner prepares to enter Taliban-controlled Afghanistan to destroy a cache of the CIA’s precious Stinger missiles before they can fall into the hands of al-Qaeda. In Britain and America, the intelligence community is poised for a catastrophe that must be kept secret from the public, one that Taverner must attempt to avert—all without exposing a dangerous secret all his own.

Based on real characters and drawing on the author’s extensive firsthand knowledge of Afghanistan, this is a thriller of rare authenticity, providing sustained insight into influences surrounding 9/11 and raising questions about the role of intelligence agencies in historical events deliberately hidden from the public eye.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve | 1/17/2014

    " Part British spy novel, part travelogue...a former spy gets sucked back in to complete an op in pre-9/11 Afghanistan. What a mess everyone has made of that country over the past five centuries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angel | 1/3/2014

    " I loved this book. It was a roller coaster ride, good characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lynn | 9/3/2013

    " Seemed like an interesting story, the writing seemed fine, just not my favorite genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Glennwood Quesada | 7/26/2013

    " A truly captivating, action packed novel. Starts right off the bat throwing the reader into "

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About the Author

Jason Elliot is a notable, prizewinning travel writer whose works include An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award; and Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran.