When an appeals court judge frees four of the most dangerous al-Qaeda terrorists on earth from Guantanamo Bay. The CIA field officers track them back to Pakistan's North West Frontier mountain range, but disaster overtakes them, and the four men vanish, only to rejoin the dark and mysterious forces trained by Osama bin Laden high in the Hindu Kush. These are men with hatred in their hearts, and they are sworn to hit back at the United States, which imprisoned so many of their high command.
A fateful communication from the mountains of the Afghan side of the border is intercepted by Britain's secret surveillance station on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Al-Qaeda is almost certainly planning a brand-new hit on the US mainland. The CIA is at its wits end--its greatest fears coming home to roost.
Retired Navy SEAL Lt. Commander Mack Bedford is called in to assist on one of the most highly classified missions ever launched from CIA headquarters. Bedford names his price, and once more, his nobility is spun into a breathtakingly fast action novel.
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Patrick Robinson is the coauthor of the New York Times #1 nonfiction bestseller Lone Survivor and author of A Colossal Failure. He lives in Ireland and spends his summers in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.From Booklist:
Guantanamo Bay has housed many suspected terrorists, and in Robinson's latest technothriller, four of the deadliest are released back into society. Having the U.S. government and the Supreme Court to thank for their freedom, the four men promptly go into hiding and plot their next attack. Knowing the former prisoners are dangerous, the CIA hires retired Navy SEAL Mack Bedford, hero of Robinson's novel Diamondhead (2009), to assassinate them before they can kill innocent people. Bedford needs to succeed not only to save countless lives but also to recover the respect he lost on a prior mission. Robinson tries to enter Vince Flynn territory here, but his story line moves at a snail's pace and offers no surprises at all. The result reads more like a newspaper story than a thriller. Still, Robinson has a devoted following, and they will be willing to stick with him, even on a subpar outing. --Jeff Ayers
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Book Description Carroll & Graf, 2011. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111593156340
Book Description Vanguard Press, 2011. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1593156340