By Brad Thor
A brand new management and a brand new method of facing America’s enemies have left covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath with out a task. but if American health professional Julia Gallo is abducted in Afghanistan, the phrases of her ransom go away the president with just one process action.
Every flesh presser has a mystery. And whilst the daughter of a politically hooked up relations is abducted overseas, America’s new president will conform to anything—even a perilous and ill-advised rescue plan—in order to maintain his mystery hidden.
But while covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is assigned to infiltrate one of many world’s such a lot infamous prisons and loose the guy the abductors call for as ransom, he fast learns that there's even more to the operation than someone dares to confess.
As the subterfuge is laid naked, Harvath needs to study his personal profession of ruthlessly weeding out and killing terrorists and judge if he has what it takes to aid one of many world’s worst pass unfastened.
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Adjoining to the industrial part of the airport used to be the overseas army airfield. It was once ringed with razor twine and armed checkpoints. smooth new jets and helicopters stood in marked distinction to the plane Harvath had simply disembarked from, and it appeared a becoming metaphor for what facet of the fence he was once now on in his expert existence. Making his manner around the tarmac, he entered the terminal development and waited for his suitcases. as soon as he had them, he proceeded to customs, the place the Afghan inspectors have been even much less drawn to him than the Emiratis were. Muslim international locations weren't precisely identified for being bastions of job and highbrow interest. however, had he run right into a challenge in both kingdom, he carried an envelope of forex in his breast pocket that may have smoothed every thing over. Baksheesh-the Arabic identical for bribe-was the common lubricant that drove the engine of trade in all places, yet specially within the Islamic global. Having operated all over the place it, he had watched Baksheesh paintings miracles. After filling out an access card and passing via passport regulate, Harvath stepped into the bustling major terminal zone. even though his demeanor by no means might have urged it, he used to be thoroughly switched on. Afghanistan used to be exceedingly risky, specifically for foreigners-both army and nonmilitary. and never having had the time to develop a beard or to take different steps to blunt his Western visual appeal, he appeared each piece the outsider. His eyes scanned the terminal as he made his manner towards front doorways. outdoor, humans ready to get in stood in line to have their property searched and to suffer a pat-down. gazing the absence of ability exhibited through the female and male Afghan nationwide law enforcement officials engaging in the actual searches, Harvath guessed it can in basic terms be a question of time sooner than a suicide bomber received within and detonated close to the price tag counter or another densely packed spot in the airport. As he driven throughout the doorways, he used to be happy to depart the development in the back of. The muddy parking zone used to be a mass of individuals dodging dingy mini-buses, dirty SUVs, and derelict sedans. Off to the best, at the fringe of the parking zone, was once a couple of seriously armored Suburbans surrounded by means of a bunch of both well-armed and-armored males whose visual appeal screamed "private safety contractor. " The locals observed the American contractors as "the Gunmen of Kabul" and the Afghan president were operating challenging to get as the various businesses closed down as attainable. He claimed that the various contracting businesses have been corrupt and were utilizing their weapons and gear to dedicate murders, smuggle medicines, deal medicines, rob banks, and behavior extortion. whereas a handful of contractors had probably long past rogue and deserved the contempt of either the govt and their friends, the bulk have been honorable, expert clothes that believed of their venture in Afghanistan. additionally they believed that the Afghan president used to be on a bogus witch hunt and charged contracting organisations exorbitant licensing charges.