Blow the House Down: Book summary and reviews of Blow the House Down by Robert Baer

Blow the House Down

A Novel

by Robert Baer

Blow the House Down
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  • Published in USA  May 2006
    304 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Veteran CIA officer Max Waller has long been obsessed with the abduction and murder of his Agency mentor. Though years of digging yield the name of a suspect—an Iranian math genius turned terrorist—the trail seems too cold to justify further effort. Then Max turns up a photograph of the man standing alongside Osama bin Laden and a mysterious westerner whose face has been cut out, feeding Max’s suspicion. When the first official to whom Max shows the photo winds up dead, the out-of-favor agent suddenly finds himself the target of dark forces within the intelligence community who are desperate to muzzle him.

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"This is the kind of stuff that could make a terrific flick, but it's doubtful that a Hollywood blockbuster could capture the subtlety that Baer brings to his story." - Booklist.

"Unfortunately, a surfeit of subplots and dozens of characters slow the action down." - Publishers Weekly.

"A wild ride filled with the sort of insider details that make a difference." - Kirkus Reviews.

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