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The Scorpion's Gate

Clarke, Richard A.

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ISBN 10: 0399152946 / ISBN 13: 9780399152948
Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 2005
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[12], 305 p. Map. Political advisor Richard A. Clarke, author of the nonfiction Bush government critique AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, continues to draw on what he knows for his fiction debut, a political thriller set in the near future. In 2010, a group of Islamic revolutionaries topples Saudi Arabia's royal House of Saud and sets up the fundamentalist Republic of Islamyah in its place. As the United States and China both attempt to get their hands on Islamyah's oil, and Iran pursues its own agenda there, the new regime struggles to maintain its hold on power, Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. DJ has some edgewear and soiling. Bookseller Inventory # 64452

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Title: The Scorpion's Gate

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition. First printing [stated].

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A debut novel by a noted counter-terrorism expert brings readers five years into the future, where faulty intelligence, hidden agendas, and a shaky Islamic government that has taken over the toppled sheiks of Saudi Arabia set the stage for a dangerous nuclear war between Asia and America. 350,000 first printing.

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Richard A. Clarke began his federal service in 1973 in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In the Reagan administration, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence. In the first Bush administration, he was the Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs and then a member of the National Security Council staff. He served for eight years as a special assistant to President Clinton and was National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism for both President Clinton and President George W. Bush. From 2001 to 2003, he was the Special Adviser to the President for Cyberspace Security, and chairman of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board. He is now chairman of Good Harbor Consulting. Besides Against All Enemies, he is most recently the author of the much-discussed "Ten Years Later," a future history of the war on terror published in The Atlantic Monthly.

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