The Resource The Afghan

The Afghan

Label
The Afghan
Title
The Afghan
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Forsyth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When British and American intelligence catch wind of a major Al Qaeda operation in the works, they are primed for action -- but what can they do? They know nothing about the attack: the what, where or when. They have no sources in Al Qaeda, and it's impossible to plant someone. Impossible, unless . . .The Afghan is Izmat Khan, a five-year prisoner of Guantanamo Bay and a former senior commander of the Taliban. The Afghan is also Colonel Mike Martin, a 25-year veteran of war zones around the world, a dark, lean man born and raised in Iraq. In an attempt to stave off disaster, the intelligence agencies will try to do what no one has ever done before -- pass off a Westerner as an Arab among Arabs -- pass off Martin as the trusted Khan.It will require extraordinary preparation, and then extraordinary luck, for nothing can truly prepare Martin for the dark and shifting world he is about to enter. Or for the terrible things he will find there . . .The Day of the Jackal, The Dogs of War, The Odessa File -- the books of Frederick Forsyth have helped define the international thriller as we know it today. Combining meticulous research with crisp narratives and plots as current as the headlines, Forsyth shows us the world as it is, in a way that few have ever been able to equal.And the world as it is today is a very scary place . .
Summary
When British and American intelligence uncover rumors of a major Al Qaeda operation, they enlist the assistance of Colonel Mike Martin, a veteran military officer born and raised in Iraq, to assume the identity of Afghan terrorist Izmat Khan, a prisoner at Guantanamo and former senior commander of the Taliban, in order to infiltrate the terrorist organization
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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146652
Cataloging source
DLC
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1938-
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Forsyth, Frederick
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
The Afghan
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4fdd4753-1ada-4c37-9af2-0c0cb32fc86b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781407040011
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Afghan
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4fdd4753-1ada-4c37-9af2-0c0cb32fc86b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781407040011
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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