When British and US intelligence catch wind of a major Al Qaeda operation, they're ready for action...But what can they do? They know nothing about the attack, so they plant The Afghan, a prisoner of Guantanamo Bay and a former commander of the Taliban.
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Combining meticulous research with crisp narratives and plots as current as the headlines, Forsyth shows us the world as it is, in a way that few have ever been able to equal. When British and American intelligence catch wind of a major Al Qaeda operation in the works, they are primed for action - but what can they do? They know nothing about the attack: the what, where or when. They have no sources in Al Qaeda, and it's impossible to plant someone. Impossible, unless ...The Afghan is Izmat Khan, a five-year prisoner of Guantanamo Bay and a former senior commander of the Taliban. The Afghan is also Colonel Mike Martin, a 25-year veteran of war zones around the world, a dark, lean man born and raised in Iraq. In an attempt to stave off disaster, the intelligence agencies will try to do what no one has ever done before - pass off a Westerner as an Arab among Arabs - pass off Martin as the trusted Khan. When British and American intelligence catch wind of a major Al Qaeda operation in the works, they are primed for action - but what can they do? They know nothing about the attack: the what, where or when. They have no sources in Al Qaeda, and it's impossible to plant someone. Impossible, unless ...
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||'Forsyth's storytelling mastery goes from strength to strength. Don't ever imagine that you know what's going to happen next.' -- The Mirror 'Forsyth on top form ... the master storyteller has lost none of his touch.' -- The Daily Mail 'Vintage Forsyth ... Back doing what he does best.' -- The Sunday Times 'Exciting, frightening, instructive.' -- Literary Review
Frederick Forsyth, CBE is an English author and occasional political commentator. Steven Crossley is an English theatre, television and radio drama actor. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and has established an acting career on both sides of the Atlantic in New York and London. He has narrated over 200 audiobooks and has won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie and Sharpe's Fury by Bernard Cornwell. Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet.