When British and American intelligence catch wind of a major Al Qaeda operation in the works, they instantly galvanize but to do what? They know nothing about it- the what, where or when. They have no sources in Al Qaeda, and it s impossible to plant someone. Impossible, unless . The Afghan is Izmat Khan, a five-year prisoner of GuantanamoBay and a former senior commander of the Taliban. The Afghan is also Colonel Mike Martin, a 25-year veteran of war zones around the world, a dark, lean man born and raised in Iraq. In an attempt to stave off disaster, the intelligence agencies will try to do what noone has ever done before pass off a Westerner as an Arab among Arabs pass off Martin as the trusted Khan. It will require extraordinary preparation,and than extraordinary luck, for nothing can truly prepare Martin for the dark and shifting world into which he is about to enter. Or for the terrible things he will find there.
Frederick Forsyth is the author of ten bestselling novels- The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fourth Protocol, The Negotiator, The Deceiver, The Fist of God, Icon and Avenger. His other works include The Biafra Story, The Shepherd, two short story collections, No Comebacks and The Veteran, and a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, The Phantom of Manhattan. He has also collected together an anthology of flying tales, Great Flying Stories, which includes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Roald Dahl, Len Deighton and H.G. Wells. He lives in Hertfordshire, England.