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Primary Target

by Joe Weber

Primary Target by Joe Weber
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    Dec 1999, 384 pages

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A gripping novel about every American's worst nightmare... a full scale terrorist attack on America.

Primary Target is a gripping novel about everyone's worst nightmare... a full scale terrorist attack on America. As the once-powerful Soviet Union descends into social and economic collapse, a group of hard-line Communists has devised a strategy to return their country to its former glory. In league with the most ruthless militant extremists of the Middle East, they will hatch a plot to eliminate the one person with the power to stop them -- the president of the United States. It is a scene played out many times before in the annals of international conflict, but this time, America isn't declaring a war against terrorism. The terrorists are declaring war on America.

Tehran

Dressed in a long dark cloak and white turban, Bassam Shakhar entered the austere chambers of his closely guarded office complex in the heart of the city. The thickly bearded multimillionaire, his lips barely covering his protruding teeth, was a fierce defender of the hard-line clergy. When the power struggle between Iran's moderate president and the conservatives turned ugly, Shakhar had prodded agents from the Intelligence Ministry to assassinate over a dozen dissident writers and politicians.

Without looking directly at the Russian politician, Shakhar raised his arm and motioned for Yegor Pavlinsky to take a seat on the opposite side of the conference table. Pavlinsky quietly sat down and folded his hands on the table.

Shakhar, an intractable and humorless man with a permanently furrowed brow, stiffened ever so slightly before he sat. His pinched eyes were deep brown, and when he became irritated or excited the right one tended to turn inward. A dangerous and ...

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Weber weaves a frighteningly real story of international terrorism in America in his newest thriller....Weber (Honorable Enemies) colors his novel with numerous subplots, well-developed characters and historical references to Operation Desert Storm and the Iranian hostage crisis. His knowledge of weapons, military aircraft and terrorist tactics is superior, and a surprise ending teases readers with the tempting possibility of a sequel.

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Primary Target is a chilling scenario of global warfare. The suspense never stops.

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