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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (136 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gerald Seymour Narrator: Simon Vanc Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Hidden in the vastness of the Saudi Arabian desert, a camel caravan of fugitives moves slowly toward its goal. Deep in the sand and out of sight are the men they seek, leaders of al-Qaeda, regrouping to strike again. One man in the caravan stands out for his strength and self-discipline. His identity is masked, his past blanketed from memory. His obsession is to be briefed on his next target. Searching for him in the limitless sands are American and British counterterrorism experts with their sophisticated electronics. If they fail to find and kill him, if he receives his orders, he will disappear again to re-emerge in a teeming Western city with a suitcase bomb that will create the ultimate devastation.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The plot of Seymour’s skilled thriller could be a contemporary headline—‘al-Qaeda Terrorist Escapes; Allies Pursue Through Desert’…[he] offers an engrossing and thought-provoking look at an all-too-possible crisis.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A thoroughly fascinating look into the making and pursuit of the most frightening kind of terrorist, one of our own.”

    Kirkus (starred review)

  • “One of the best edge-of-the-seat thrillers I’ve read in years.”

    Albuquerque Journal

  • “[A] first-rate thriller, meticulously imagined and forcefully performed.”


  • “As always, Seymour balances his themes, labyrinthine plotting, and economic character development expertly.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Karen | 8/5/2013

    " When the "F" word is used 5 times in the prolog it's not worth continuing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Robert Rae | 8/1/2013

    " It is a chore to read. The story line jumps too often from character to character. Confusing!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Edward Truitt | 5/7/2013

    " Lean, tense,but descriptive prose. I would have given this four or five stars if I were not so uneasy about using an Al Quaeda terrorist for a hero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rod Zemke | 4/26/2013

    " Seymour is one of my favorite authors. He has a dept that most authors don't possess. "

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About the Author
Author Gerald Seymour

Gerald Seymour spent fifteen years as an international television news reporter, covering the Vietnam War, Ireland, the Munich Olympics massacre, Germany’s Red Army, Italy’s Red Brigades, and Palestinian groups. He is the author of seventeen novels, including the bestseller Harry’s Game. He lives in Bath, England.