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The Devil's Light Summary
The Devil's Light tells the story of an Al Qaeda operative named Amer Al Zaroor, who, on orders from Osama Bin Laden, directs the theft of a nuclear weapon from the Pakistani military, and then transports it toward its intended target, Israel. Meanwhile Bin Laden announces to the world that he will make a major terrorist strike on 9/11/10, the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Deep inside Washington, Brooke Chandler, a CIA operative whose cover was blown by an incompetent colleague in Lebanon, thinks he knows how the bomb is being moved toward its target and how to find it. First he must overcome the skepticism of the CIA and the White House, and then he must find the bomb and disable or detonate it before it causes the Middle East to go up in flames.
The Devil's Light Reviews
"Patterson does an excellent job of delineating the very complex politics in the Middle East from all sides, but the result is that the book is more informative than it is pulse-pounding... But the threat Patterson imagines is frighteningly realistic, and the result is a thoroughly engrossing look at a complex and volatile region." - BookList
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Richard North Patterson Author Biography
Richard North Patterson was born on February 22, 1947 in Berkeley,
California. He grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland and graduated from Ohio
Wesleyan University in 1968. In 1971 he graduated Case Western Reserve Law
School and went on to serve as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of
Ohio. He was a partner in several of the countrys leading law firms and
also served as the liaison for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to
the Watergate Special Prosecutor.
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