When British and American intelligence uncover rumors of a major Al Qaeda operation, they enlist the assistance of Colonel Mike Martin, a veteran military officer born and raised in Iraq, to assume the identity of Afghan terrorist Izmat Khan, a prisoner at Guant namo and former senior commander of the Taliban, in order to infiltrate the terrorist organization. Simultaneous.
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Frederick Forsyth is the author of fourteen novels and short story collections, from 1971's The Day of the Jackal to 2003's Avenger. A former pilot and print and television reporter, he has had five movies made from his works, and a television miniseries.From AudioFile:
Listening to THE AFGHAN is like watching a train wreck. You know it will be grotesque, that there will be bloodied bodies and hideous dismemberments, yet you can't help yourself. Frederick Forsyth has the ability to mesmerize with an insider's knowledge, and Robert Powell's reading is no less insistent. British and American intelligence learn that Al-Qaeda is planning something big. Will it be nuclear? Biological? No one is sure. Someone has to infiltrate, a nearly impossible task. Nearly. British intelligence officer Mike Martin (THE FIST OF GOD) is the man for the job. Powell's performance as an assortment of Brits, Americans, Arabs, Afghans, and Indians is flawless, and Forsyth's story of imminent disaster is irresistible. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Penguin Audio, 2006. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0143059165