Allah's Scorpion

Allah's Scorpion

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Under the cover of a moonless night, al-Quaida operatives made their way inside the infamous Camp Delta prison on the American base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Their goal was to free five prisoners. But their attempt fails. The rescuers and prisoners, all former Iranian Navy submarine crewmen, were all killed. Their freedom was to be the first step in unleashing a deadly act of terrorism - a mission codenamed Allah's Scorpion.The CIA and Kirk McGarvey are called in, but first McGarvey must stop the destruction of the Panama Canal by a Venezuelan oil tanker rigged to explode in one of the locks. What seems to be an unrelated attack turns up the same cryptic code name. But this mission may prove to be the ultimate strike against America, a grand finale to what began on 9/11. A pair of Russian nuclear warhead missiles that were spirited into Lybia just before the invasion of Iraq have turned up on the radar, and they are in transit by sea to a undisclosed launch site in the Atlantic Ocean. Once again, Kirk McGarvey is the only man in the position to stop them - the only man capable of knocking out Allah's Scorpion.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 106.68 x 172.72 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765345412
  • 9780765345417
  • 633,646

About David Hagberg

David Hagberg has published numerous novels of suspense, including his bestselling thrillers featuring former CIA director Kirk McGarvey, which include Abyss, The Cabal, and The Expediter. He has earned a nomination for the American Book Award, three nominations for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award and three Mystery Scene Best American Mystery awards. He has spent more than thirty years researching and studying US-Soviet relations during the Cold War. Hagberg joined the Air Force out of high school, and during the height of the Cold War, he served as an Air Force cryptographer. He attended the University of Maryland and University of Washington. Born in Duluth, Minnesota, he now lives with his wife Laurie in Sarasota, Florida.
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" Hagberg once again displays his wide and deep inside knowledge of intelligence and military tradecraft-- including details of how Osama bin Laden and his men hide from American spy satellites." -- "Publishers Weekly on Allah's Scorpion" " David Hagberg writes the most realistic, prophetic thrillers I have ever read. His books should be required reading in Washington." -- Stephen Coonts " If you' re looking for thrillers with international intrigue, Hagberg is a major find." -- Dean Koontz "Hagberg once again displays his wide and deep inside knowledge of intelligence and military tradecraft--including details of how Osama bin Laden and his men hide from American spy satellites."--"Publishers Weekly on Allah's Scorpion" "David Hagberg writes the most realistic, prophetic thrillers I have ever read. His books should be required reading in Washington." --Stephen Coonts "If you're looking for thrillers with international intrigue, Hagberg is a major find." --Dean Koontz "Hagberg once again displays his wide and deep inside knowledge of intelligence and military tradecraft--including details of how Osama bin Laden and his men hide from American spy satellites." --Publishers Weekly on Allah's Scorpion"David Hagberg writes the most realistic, prophetic thrillers I have ever read. His books should be required reading in Washington." --Stephen Coonts"If you're looking for thrillers with international intrigue, Hagberg is a major find." --Dean Koontz Hagberg once again displays his wide and deep inside knowledge of intelligence and military tradecraft--including details of how Osama bin Laden and his men hide from American spy satellites. "Publishers Weekly on Allah's Scorpion" David Hagberg writes the most realistic, prophetic thrillers I have ever read. His books should be required reading in Washington. "Stephen Coonts" If you're looking for thrillers with international intrigue, Hagberg is a major find. "Dean Koontz""
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4 49% (128)
3 20% (52)
2 3% (8)
1 1% (2)
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