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The devil's light [text (large print)] / Richard North Patterson.

By: Patterson, Richard North, 1947- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Bath] : Windsor/Paragon, 2012,c2011Edition: Large print ed.Description: xi, 439 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781445888125 (Windsor : cased); 1445888122 (Windsor : cased); 9781445888132 (Paragon : pbk.); 1445888130 (Paragon : pbk.).Subject(s): Nuclear weapons -- Fiction | Nuclear terrorism -- Fiction | Terrorists -- Fiction | Pakistan -- Fiction | Qaida (Organization) -- FictionGenre/Form: Suspense fiction.DDC classification: 813.54 Summary: "August 2011, An al-Qaeda operative masterminds the theft of a Pakistani nuclear warhead, capable of causing destructino on an unprcedented scale. A chilling transmission is then broadcast, promising a major attack on a US city to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Intelligence indicates that the bomb is en route to the US, with Washington or New York the likely recipient. Yet this information is but an elaborate decoy and, while the CIA focuses on a domestic attack, the weapon moves closer to its true target..." -- p [4] of cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

August 2011. Terrorist operative Amer Al Zaroor masterminds and executes the theft of a Pakistani military weapon: a 200-pound nuclear warhead, capable of causing destruction on a mass scale. A chilling transmission is then broadcast to the world.

Standard print ed. originally published: London : Quercus, 2011.

"August 2011, An al-Qaeda operative masterminds the theft of a Pakistani nuclear warhead, capable of causing destructino on an unprcedented scale. A chilling transmission is then broadcast, promising a major attack on a US city to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Intelligence indicates that the bomb is en route to the US, with Washington or New York the likely recipient. Yet this information is but an elaborate decoy and, while the CIA focuses on a domestic attack, the weapon moves closer to its true target..." -- p [4] of cover.

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In Patterson's 19th thriller (after In the Name of Honor), two skilled tacticians maneuver toward an ultimate goal. Osama bin Laden orders Amer Al Zaroor, an al-Qaeda operational genius, to smuggle a nuclear weapon from Pakistan and detonate it over Tel Aviv. U.S. intelligence officials commission Brooke Chandler, a highly trained CIA agent, to prevent the devastation on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The two adversaries gain assistance from colleagues throughout the Middle East. Patterson, known for his extensive research, consulted with past and present members within the U.S. intelligence and defense communities, which enabled him to craft a highly credible plot. Their varied insights and experiences enrich Patterson's compelling story, which is also steeped with history and nuance. -VERDICT Discussing nuclear proliferation, counterterrorism, and loose nuclear weapons on the anniversary of 9/11 requires authority and accuracy. Patterson masterfully achieves this objective. Fans of Patterson and other thrillers will welcome this gripping read. [See Prepub Alert, 11/22/10.]-Jerry P. Miller, Cambridge, MA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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