At Stalin's orders two teams of scientists and engineers competed to demonstrate the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb. Failure was not an option, and the loosing team was purged with no warning. Its records destroyed, and all of the key personnel eliminated, well, almost all. What happened to the team's work in progress? Forty years later The Group discovers the answer. The Rings of Allah is a grand saga in the genre of James Clavell's Shogun and Tia-Pan, with a little Clancy thrown in. Spanning over sixty years the story sweeps across Russia, central Asia, and into the United States. The cast of characters include Soviet scientists, radical Islamist, KGB officers, al-Qaeda terrorists, Usama bin Laden, and American businessmen, doctors, and government officials. Islam, Wahhabism, and the Soviet-Afghan war, provide the backdrop for the birth of al-Qaeda. The story proceeds into the future where a sleeper cell of al-Qaeda attempts to complete Usama bin Laden's master plan for the final strike against the Great Satan. This epic novel presents a realistic and frightening picture of how simple atomic weapons could be smuggled into and hidden in the U.S. The author has the background and knowledge to write a realistic, technically sound story that will leave no doubt as to the vulnerability of western civilization to terrorism and the threat of weapons of mass destruction. Yes, it can be done, and the Rings of Allah provides a thrilling and realistic story of one such plan. The main characters include an old but sharp Soviet nuclear weapons engineer; an idealistic young American Arab drawn into the Afghanistan Jihad who later becomes a conflicted soul; the American educated al-Qaeda cell leader who slowly slips into insanity; a beautiful blond venture capitalists, who is unwittingly ensnarled into the terrorist plot; an enterprising KGB officer and member of The Group; and General Alexander who becomes aware of the plot in the eleventh hour and attempts to stop Muraaqibu
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A NOVEL THAT PREDATES THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT
A frightening story, which could have been taken from the pages of The 9/11 Commission Report, presents a realistic and frightening picture of how simple atomic weapons could be smuggled into and hidden in America. The author has the background and knowledge to write a realistic, technically sound plot that will leave no doubt as to the vulnerability of western civilization to terrorism and the threat of weapons of mass destruction. Yes, it can be done, and the Rings of Allah provides a thrilling and realistic story of one such plan.
"Boyland’s novel hits the nail on the head. I can still happen today," A retired NSA official.
The main characters include a sharp, old Soviet nuclear weapons test engineer; an idealistic young American drawn into the Afghanistan Jihad, who later becomes a conflicted soul; the al-Qaeda cell leader, who slowly slips into insanity; a beautiful blond venture capitalist, who is unwittingly ensnarled into the terrorist plot; an enterprising KGB officer and member of The Group; and General Alexander, who becomes aware of the plot in the eleventh hour and attempts to stop Muraaqibu al-Khawaatim (Keeper of the Rings) from executing the plan.From the Author:
The Rings of Allah is the first book of the Clash of Civilizations Trilogy.
Radical Islam launches a cataclysmic nuclear attack on the U.S., triggering unimaginable American fury and a worldwide jihad – the Great Jihad. Now the prospects of WW III loom on the horizon – A global religious war incited by Islamic fanatics with values and morals alien to the West. The ultimate clash of civilizations has begun.
The Great Jihad unleashes an unimaginably vicious, worldwide, Islamic uprising. Middleeastern governments are toppled, Westerners murdered, embassies sacked, Israel invaded, and the flow of oil disrupted. America must defend its homeland and Israel. The world is forced by events toward one inevitable conclusion – the total destruction of Islam. The Clash of Civilizations trilogy explores these calamitous events.
As the world spins out of control, America finds its strong new leader. General George Alexander, a man of principles and high moral courage, destined to save the nation and the world from total destruction.
The Rings of Allah sets the stage for the trilogy. Al-Qaeda obtains old Soviet nuclear test devices left over from the late 1940s. The devices become Usama bin Laden’s most secret ace in the hole. Only three people, including bin Laden know of the devices, code named Allah’s Rings. The test devices are "Little Boy" type nuclear devices. Simple nuclear devices that can be disassembled and then reassembled. Mohammed, bin Laden’s lieutenant, is in charge of the project. The U.S. cell leader, Ralph Eid, a native borne citizen formulates a plan to bring the components of the devices into the U.S. and hide them in plain sight in the target cities. The technology is real, the plot entirely feasible, and the consequence is predicted in the 9/11 Commission Report, "Another attack is probably coming; it may be terrible." A realistic story showing that, yes, it can be done.
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Book Description AuthorHouse, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111418427276
Book Description AuthorHouse. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1418427276 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1537282