The Second Saladin

The Second Saladin

By Stephen Hunter

Island, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440221869, 496pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 1998

A second chance...
In the windswept sands of the Middle East, Paul Chardy fought side by side with Ulu Beg: one, a charismatic, high-strung CIA covert warrior, the other a ferocious freedom fighter.Then Chardy fell into the hands of the enemy, and Beg was betrayed.Now the two men are about to meet again.
A second gun...
Beg has come over the Mexican border under a hail of bullets--determined to assassinate a leading American political figure and avenge his people's betrayal.The CIA wants Chardy to stop the hit.Chardy wants to save Beg's life.
Between the two men is a tragic past, a failed mission, and a woman who knew them in war--and who knows their secrets now.Around both men is a conspiracy of lies and violence that reaches back to the Cold War.But as Beg moves in for his kill and as Chardy breaks loose from his handlers, a terrible truth begins to emerge: somewhere, someone wants both men to die.

About the Author
Stephen Hunter has written eighteen novels. The retired chief film critic for "The Washington Post", where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he has also published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work, "American Gunfight". He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Praise For The Second Saladin

"The best straight-up thriller writer at work today."
--Rocky Mountain News

"Only a handful of writers today can match hunter for imagination and the ability to make a reader's adrenaline rush."
--Daily News ( N.Y.)

"Great entertainment...intelligent, realistic, spellbinding."
--Ron Hansen, author of Atticus