By Brad Thor
After rescuing the President from kidnappers in Brad Thor’s roaring nationwide bestselling debut, army SEAL became mystery provider Agent Scot Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out, taking pictures, or killing all these chargeable for the plot. As he prepares to shut out his checklist, a bloody and twisted path of clues issues towards one man—the world’s so much ruthless terrorist. One challenge continues to be: Harvath and his CIA-led crew do not know what the fellow appears like. without replacement, they're compelled to recruit a civilian—a lady who has survived a brutal hijacking and is now the one one that can definitely establish their quarry. From the burning deserts of North Africa to the winding streets of Rome, Harvath needs to courageous a maelstrom of bloodshed and deception sooner than a madman’s twisted imaginative and prescient engulfs the area within the fires of all-out war.
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Requested Bullet Bob. Baksheesh used to be slang for “tip. ” “Sure, I’ll offer you a tip,” stated Harvath. “Don’t drink with the blacksmith’s spouse. You’re vulnerable to get hammered. ” Bullet Bob winced as though he have been in ache. “God, that’s a foul joke,” he stated. “Hey, nobody’s perfect,” spoke back Harvath. “I desire you’re packing greater than that awful humorousness. ” Harvath raised front of his blouse a fragment and displayed the butt of his forty-five-caliber. “Good. Watch your again. If we don’t see you on the embassy, provide me a shout the subsequent time you get close to citadel Bragg. Our travel is up, and we’re rotating again on the finish of the week. ” “Will do,” stated Harvath. He stood again as Bullet Bob gave the order to maneuver out, and the Suburbans rolled off towards the embassy. The Gate of Conquests was once the northern gateway of a fortification that after encircled the unique heart of Cairo. Harvath enjoyed this a part of town. as well as bringing his favourite knife from domestic, Harvath had additionally introduced alongside a number of hundred money. whereas he revered Morrell’s black op’s coverage of now not bringing any identity with him, he had discovered early on that wearing more money used to be by no means a legal responsibility. In an escape-and-evasion state of affairs, his watch and any cash he had may well regularly be used to aid purchase his strategy to safeguard. Harvath came upon an alternate desktop and traded a few of his U. S. foreign money for Egyptian kilos. It wasn’t the simplest fee on the town, yet all he wanted used to be a bit walking-around cash. He persisted south till he stumbled on himself within the bazaar referred to as the Khan El-Khalili, which was a gathering position for caravans touring from Asia to Africa. The present-day Khan El-Khalili was once a warren of winding streets and twisted alleyways. The slender passageways have been jam-packed with boutiques, carts, stalls, and workshops making and promoting all demeanour of products imaginable—white and eco-friendly marble chessboards, black alabaster statues, wood containers inlaid with mother-of-pearl, complicated mosaics, pale tapestries, brilliant silk carpets, gold jewellery . . . there has been no finish, it appeared, of what used to be on the market right here. Harvath alleys bearing the names of trades their tenants as soon as really expert in—Al-Khayameya, for tent makers, Al-Fahhamin, for coal investors, and Al-Nahhassin for coppersmiths. As he traveled this final alley, the sound of present-day smiths may be heard as they pounded their hammers opposed to glossy sheets of copper and brass. The air used to be seriously scented with spices and the vegetation from close by fragrance outlets. On El-Fishawy, Harvath stopped on the recognized teahouse, Fishawy’s, and ordered a wealthy Turkish espresso and 2 small herbed spinach pies to devour. He sat outdoors and watched the boys throughout from him smoke the conventional shishah, or water pipe, as shopkeepers with buckets and mops washed the entryways and sidewalks in entrance in their shops. The smoke from the apple-flavored tobacco mingled with the lemon smell of cleansing resolution and rose into the sky, additional intensifying the already aromatic atmosphere. skillability in a international language, simply as in taking pictures, used to be a perishable ability, and whereas Harvath proficient on a number of firing levels in and round Washington, D.