Barry Eisler has a new short story available only as an E-book. John Rain and his Mossad friend Delilah are in Paris and attacked while dining on the Ile Saint Louis. This also contains the the first three chapters of his new John Rain novel.
In my last blog I mentioned an old spy classic"Shibumi" by "Trevanian", as luck would have it, there is a newly written prequel. "Satori" by "Don Winslow", it tells Nic Hel in Korea and how he became the lethal assassin in the "Shibumi", it is exciting, well written and interesting to find out how this great character came to be.
I just read the fifth John Wells thriller and loved it, Well's is on his own with a new partner and are hired by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia to help stop a new terrorist group sponsored by Abdullah's brother Saeed. Very timely with all the turmoil in the Mid East.
Truly a book from today's headlines, Sting of the Drone is a fictional account of the American drone program and the men and woman who implement it. The drone strikes have been wreaking havoc on the terrorists and a criminal drug cartel run by the Quazzani clan in Pakistan. The crime cartel enlists the best hackers from Russia and the Ukraine to shoot down and eventually steal drones to use on Americans.
The agency in charge called the kill committee based in an air force base outside Las Vegas is shocked that any of their drones were vulnerable. They seek to turn the tables on the cartel and lure them into a counter attack. The Kill committee and the President also begin to question the morality of the use of the drone program.
A well written novel by Richard A. Clarke who served under three presidents and was in charge of the beginning of the drone program brings insider knowledge and insight to the program and it's necessity.
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