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By Frederick Forsyth

From the bestselling writer of The Day of the Jackal, international  master of intrigue Frederick Forsyth, comes a mystery that brilliantly  blends truth with fiction for considered one of this summer's--or any season's--most  explosive reads!

From the behind-the-scenes decision-making of the Allies to the key conferences of Saddam Hussein's battle cupboard, from the courageous American fliers operating their harmful missions over Iraq to the heroic younger secret agent planted deep within the center of Baghdad, Forsyth's incomparable storytelling ability retains the suspense at a breakneck pace.  Somewhere in Baghdad is the mysterious "Jericho," the traitor who's willing--for a price--to exhibit what's going within the excessive councils of the Iraqi dictator.  But Saddam's final weapon has been stored mystery even from his such a lot relied on advisers, and the nightmare situation that haunts normal Schwarzkopf and his colleagues is without warning forthcoming, until in some way, the undercover agent can find that weapon--The Fist of God--in time.

Peopled with brilliant characters, brilliantly exhibiting Forsyth's incomparable, wisdom of intelligence operations and tradecraft, relocating again and forth
between Washington and London, Baghdad and Kuwait, wilderness vastnesses and town bazaars, this breathtaking novel is an totally convincing tale of what may
actually have occurred at the back of the headlines.

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Correct? truth is, we’d such as you to enter Baghdad. subsequent week. Salad or fish? ” bankruptcy 10 either the CIA and the SIS have been in a rush. even supposing little point out was once made up of it then or seeing that, via overdue October there have been verified in Riyadh a really huge CIA presence and operation. sooner than too lengthy, the CIA presence was once at loggerheads with the army chieftaincy a mile away within the warren of making plans rooms underneath the Saudi safeguard Ministry. The temper, definitely of the air generals, used to be one among conviction that with the skillful use of the fantastic array of technical wizardry at their disposal, they can be sure all they had to learn about Iraq’s defenses and arrangements. And an grand array it was once. except the satellites in area delivering their consistent movement of images of the land of Saddam Hussein; except the Aurora and the U-2 doing a similar yet at nearer variety, there have been different machines of daunting complexity devoted to supplying airborne details. one other breed of satellite tv for pc, in geosynchronous place, soaring over the center East, was once devoted to hearing what the Iraqis stated, and those satellites stuck each note uttered on an open line. they can now not seize the making plans meetings hung on these 45,000 miles of buried fiber-optic cables. one of the airplanes, leader was once the Airborne caution and keep an eye on procedure, referred to as AWACS. those have been Boeing 707 airliners, wearing a tremendous radar dome fixed on their backs. handing over gradual circles over the northern Gulf, on twenty-four-hour rotating shifts, the AWACS may possibly tell Riyadh inside seconds of any air move over Iraq. not often an Iraqi airplane may possibly movement or challenge take off yet Riyadh knew its quantity, heading, direction pace, and altitude. Backing up the AWACS was once one other Boeing 707 conversion, the E8-A, referred to as J-STAR, which did for activities at the floor what AWACS did for events within the air. With its large Norden radar scanning downward and sideways, in order that it might disguise Iraq with out ever getting into Iraqi airspace, the J-STAR might choose up nearly any piece of steel that started to movement. the combo of those and plenty of extra technical miracles on which Washington had spent billions and billions of greenbacks confident the generals that if it used to be acknowledged, they can pay attention it, if it moved, they can see it, and in the event that they knew approximately it, they can ruin it. they can do it, additionally, come rain or fog, evening or day. by no means back may the enemy manage to safeguard less than a cover of jungle bushes and get away detection. The eyes-in-the-sky could see all of it. The intelligence officials from Langley have been skeptical, and it confirmed. Doubts have been for civilians. within the face of this the army turned irritable. It had a tricky task to do, it used to be going to do it, and chilly water it didn't want. at the British facet the location used to be diverse. The SIS operation within the Gulf Theater was once not anything like that of the CIA, however it was once nonetheless a wide operation by means of the criteria of Century residence, and within the demeanour of Century it was once decrease profile and extra secretive.

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