By Robert Baer
Former CIA operative Robert Baer pushes fiction to absolutely the restrict during this riveting and unnervingly believable replacement historical past of 9/11.
Veteran CIA officer Max Waller has lengthy been passionate about the kidnapping and homicide of his organisation mentor. although years of digging yield the identify of a suspect—an Iranian math genius grew to become terrorist—the path turns out too chilly to justify extra attempt. Then Max turns up a photo of the guy status along Osama bin encumbered and a mysterious westerner whose face has been lower out, feeding Max’s suspicion. while the 1st respectable to whom Max indicates the picture lands up useless, the out-of-favor agent unexpectedly reveals himself the objective of darkish forces in the intelligence neighborhood who're eager to muzzle him.
Eluding a world surveillance internet, Max—in the summer time of 2001—begins monitoring the spore of a posh conspiracy, assembly clandestinely with suicide bombers and Arab royalty and eventually understanding the Iranian he’d looked for a decades-old crime is de facto on the nexus of a terrifying plot.
Showing off astonishing tradecraft and an array of richly textured backdrops, and packed with genuine names and occasions, Blow the home Down deftly balances truth and danger to develop into the 1st nice mystery to spring from the battle on terrorism.
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