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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…
PRAISE FOR STEPHEN COONTS AND HIS NOVELS
“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)
“Exciting…. The action moves swiftly to its Hollywood ending.” —Publishers Weekly
“Tommy has been the star of the last two Grafton books, and in The Assassin he matures and develops into a complex and compelling character that should provide Coonts with many new and refreshing plot opportunities…An abundance of intrigue and betrayals…This is the best thriller that Coonts has written in some time. However, all recent books featuring Carmellini are superb.” —The Roanoke Times (Virginia)
“This book has more twists and turns than an old staircase…Coonts remains the master of the great techno-thriller.”—James Myers, The Entertainment Critic Book Review
“An assured international thriller.”—Publishers Weekly
“The prevailing spook mode shifts from cloak to dagger, and suddenly the guys they thought were watching their backs are aiming at them.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The Traitor contains layer upon layer of deceit and deception…plenty of fistfights and explosions…. Coonts’s trademark excitement keep[s] the pages turning to the book’s ultimate conclusion.”—Bookreporter.com
LIARS AND THIEVES
“This book is vintage Coonts...plenty of action and intrigue, with the added benefit of a new lead character.”—Dallas Morning News
“Coonts knows how to write and build suspense…this is the mark of a natural storyteller.”—The New York Times Book Review