The Disciple

The Disciple : A Tommy Carmellini Thriller

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Iran is much closer to having operational nuclear weapons than the CIA believes and its president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has a plan. With twelve nuclear warheads mounted on twelve missiles, he will make Iran a martyr nation--and lead the world's Muslims in a holy war.

But the Americans have a secret weapon in a group of Iranian dissidents, including a brother and sister determined to avenge the death of a family member at the hands of the religious police. Their mission: to funnel information to special agent Tommy Carmellini and thwart Ahmadinejad's efforts.

But will Admiral Jake Grafton and the U.S. government believe the information these two informants are providing? Can the Americans prevent the Israelis from taking matters into their own hands and striking first? Meanwhile, the race is on to stop Iran from launching an all-out nuclear nightmare--and time has already run out...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 596 pages
  • 104.14 x 187.96 x 35.56mm | 385.55g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0312358091
  • 9780312358099
  • 369,988

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Coonts carefully builds his plot using a wide cast of characters, from insider Iranian spies to cutting-edge aircraft pilots and government officials both high and low. Hardly a page passes without nerve-stretching tension or flat-out action. One can only hope the U.S. president, the head of the CIA, and the Israeli prime minister will have this book on their nightstands for easy reference in case fiction turns to reality, an all-too-real possibility as evidenced by recent headlines. "Publishers Weekly (starred review)""
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A DEVASTATING AGENDA

Iran is much closer to having operational nuclear weapons than the CIA believes and its president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has a plan. With twelve nuclear warheads mounted on twelve missiles, he will make Iran a martyr nation--and lead the world's Muslims in a holy war.

A WORLD ON EDGE

But the Americans have a secret weapon in a group of Iranian dissidents, including a brother and sister determined to avenge the death of a family member at the hands of the religious police. Their mission: to funnel information to special agent Tommy Carmellini and thwart Ahmadinejad's efforts.

A COUNTDOWN TO WAR

But will Admiral Jake Grafton and the U.S. government believe the information these two informants are providing? Can the Americans prevent the Israelis from taking matters into their own hands and striking first? Meanwhile, the race is on to stop Iran from launching an all-out nuclear nightmare--and time has already run out...

"A nail-biting near-future thriller...Hardly a page passes without nerve-stretching tension or flat-out action."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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About Stephen Coonts

STEPHEN COONTS is the author of The Disciple, The Assassin, and many other New York Times bestselling books which have been translated and republished around the world. A former naval aviator and Vietnam combat veteran, he is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Colorado School of Law. He lives in Colorado.
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