By Alex Berenson
In Saudi Arabia, a chain of terrorist assaults has positioned the dominion on aspect. King Abdullah is wasting his carry, and his personal mystery police can't be relied on. With nowhere to show, the king asks for ex-CIA agent John Wells's help.
Reluctantly, and with the key blessing of his former CIA boss, Wells starts to resolve the conspiracy, and realizes that there's extra than one state at stake-because the plotters wish greater than the autumn of a monarch. they need to begin the ultimate conflict among the US and Islam-with simply themselves because the victors...
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He upended the silver coffeepot, despatched a gusher of black liquid onto the old Persian rug that stretched around the learn. “Never back shall you are taking that tone with me. ” Mansour appeared sidelong at Miteb and shook his head. Abdullah driven on, compounding his mistake. sometime you’ll be previous, he proposal. sometime you’ll be aware of. “I am your king. Say it. ” “You are my king. ” “Go again to Riyadh, then, and locate those males. Whoever they're. overseas or Saudi. we are going to bring to an end their heads and permit the area be aware of that we don’t stand for this. Do me? ” “Yes, Your Highness. ” MITEB LEFT WITH MANSOUR yet promised to come back in a couple of minutes. meanwhile, Abdullah’s steward cleared away the coffeepot and wiped up the stain. Abdullah neglected him until eventually he comprehensive. “Shall I carry one other pot, Your Highness? ” “No. ” “Something else? ” “Leave me, Hamoud. Now. ” Hamoud left. Abdullah sat on my own in his examine. He desired to name Saeed, Mansour’s father, and scream at him approximately his son. yet he knew wasting his mood back might additional weaken his place. He must return to Riyadh. He couldn’t remain right here. He had to seek advice from the opposite senior princes. The conversations will be disagreeable. They’d burn a gap in his belly. He shouldn’t have to beg for help. yet in his center he knew he’d introduced this catastrophe on himself. The door opened. Miteb lower back. “You mustn’t do this, Abdullah,” he stated with out preamble. “These jihadis, they name us apostates, brother. the realm is the wrong way up whilst those males say they converse for our faith. They won’t frighten me. no longer during this international or the following. they believe the Prophet, peace be upon Him, wishes them to assault their very own humans? I’ll pluck out their eyes and pour salt down their throats—” “My brother. every thing you assert, it’s precise. yet we now have anything else to discuss. ” “Don’t hassle me with this. ” “These issues can’t wait anymore. ” “You dare to inform me what waits? ” “Abdullah. hear now. convinced, you to me. You can’t deal with your nephew this fashion. He used to be livid. He informed me, ‘I am forty-eight years previous. i've got my very own sons and grandsons, and that guy insults me like a toddler. not more, Miteb. ’ He wouldn’t even use your identify, Abdullah. ‘That guy’ was once all he’d say. And are you aware that i used to be really pleased to listen to his anger? simply because if he’s nonetheless keen to bitch, it signifies that he should be dependable. If he held his tongue to me, it should suggest he’d given up on you and was once nursing his anger in inner most. ” “You imagine Mansour is unswerving? You’re a idiot. It’s precisely the contrary. He speaks that approach basically simply because he is aware that if he didn’t whinge, you’d suspect him. ” “If you don’t imagine he’s dependable, why do you deliver him the following? ” “I deliver him right here simply because he expects it of me. simply as i do know he’ll mislead me. ” “And i assume wasting your mood is a part of your act, too. Come on, my brother. I observed your face while he advised you that they hadn’t chanced on whatever. It wasn’t an act. ” “Let Mansour bitch. Mansour is not anything. ” “Mansour is anything. And Saeed is greater than whatever.