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3.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 5 3.52 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard A. Clarke Narrator: Robertson Dea Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the noted counterterrorism expert and #1 best-selling author comes an astonishing fiction debut, a novel of terrorism, warring nations, and political treachery, that could happen tomorrow.

For three decades, Richard A. Clarke worked in the White House, State Department, and Pentagon. As adviser to four presidents, he traveled throughout the Middle East, visiting palaces, military bases, and intelligence centers, meeting rulers, soldiers, and spies. Some of what he found appeared in Against All Enemies. Much more of it appears here.

In an extraordinary geopolitical thriller filled with the kind of cutting-edge authenticity only someone on the inside could bring, Clarke takes readers just five years into the future, when forces both in the Middle East and the United States are at work to launch another war. But this time, it could be bigger. This time, it could be nuclear, and spread to Asia and beyond.

A coup has finally toppled the sheiks of Saudi Arabia, and put a determined but shaky Islamic government in its place. Everywhere, the scent of oil has begun to attract the scorpions, and among them are men in Washington and another capital ready to strike a devil's bargain to fundamentally realign the map of the Middle East. The plans are not the same, however, though some of the planners think they are. Hidden agendas, fierce ambition, conflicting loyalties, faulty intelligence, catastrophic miscalculation-soon the dominos will start to fall, and not even the efforts of a few dedicated men and women on the outside may be able to stop an unstoppable folly. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sheryl | 5/27/2011

    " As I started this cd, I realized I listened to it before. I don't remember the whole story but I didn't think it was good enough to listen to again, although I did finish it the first time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Brian | 5/8/2011

    " My ranking may be pushing it a bit. Lots of military and spy "speak" and not much intrigue or suspense. Waste of time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Rebecca | 2/18/2011

    " Not my thing. There were entirely too many characters to keep track of, the storyline was all over the place, and I found the book to drag on. Could of been interesting but I did not find it enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Vincarter | 10/31/2010

    " Vivid and suspenseful international thriller set just slightly beyond actual events of recent memory in the middle east and south Asia. "

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