A dead Mossad agent, Nazi rocket scientists in Cairo, the Muslim Brotherhood, a corrupt American ambassador, and two missing Egyptian tank regiments. Something is about to blow up in the desert at noon on Thursday, and Richard Thomson, a burned-out CIA agent, is the only one who can stop it. 4.4 Stars on 197reader reviews!
While the world is focused on the Russian missiles in Cuba, no one notices the even more deadly ones being rolled out in the Egyptian desert pointed at Israel, no one, except Thomson. Already gnawed on by Langley and set-up by the Cairo police, Thomson thinks his day can't get much worse until someone leaves a dead body on the rear steps of his hotel with its head lopped off like a ripe melon. A message? No doubt about it. The body belongs to Mahmoud Yussuf, a fat, petty thief and wannabe spy who is peddling photographs of a long-abandoned RAF base in the Egyptian desert. Someone is trying to start another Arab-Israeli war, and it's all going to start at Noon on Thursday unless Thompson can stop them.
This Cold War spy thriller will sweep you back to when John Kennedy is in the White House, Nikita Khrushchev rules the Kremlin, and Abdel, Gamal Nasser sits precariously in Cairo, threatened by the radical Islamist fringe of the Muslim Brotherhood. While the world focuses on Russian missiles in Cuba, no one notices the ones being rolled out in the Egyptian desert pointed at Israel, no one, except Thomson. Alone and on the run, treachery and double-dealing are the rule. No one believes his story -- not the CIA, the US Ambassador, and most assuredly not Captain Hassan Saleh, Chief of the Homicide Bureau of the Cairo Police, who wants to hang Thomson for murder. Like Night of the Generals, this is a murder mystery wrapped inside an international political thriller. Tick Toc, Tick Toc...
About the Author
A native of Chicago, I received a BA from The University of Illinois in History and Russian Area studies, and a Master's in City Planning. I served as a Company Commander in the US Army in Vietnam and became active in local and regional politics. As a Vice President of the real estate subsidiary of a Fortune 500 corporation, I traveled widely in Europe, Russia, China, and the Middle East, locations which have featured in my writing. I play bad golf, have become a dogged runner, and paint passable landscapes in oil and acrylic. Retired, my wife and I live in Florida.The best way to follow my work and learn about sales and freebees is through my web site http: //www.billbrownthrillernovels.com, which has Preview Chapters of each of my novels, interviews, book reviews, and other links.