Soldier of God
By David Hagberg
(Forge Books, Hardcover, 9780765306227, 416pp.)
Publication Date: October 20, 2005
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
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"My dearest mother," the letter from the young Saudi Arabian suicide bomber begins, as have so many before it. "The day of joy will soon arrive. Send out presents and sweets; prepare my father and my brother for my wedding to come. My black-eyed wife waits for me in Paradise. Rejoice, o my mother, for we will meet in heaven."
Suicide bombers are coming to America's heartland. Their targets: our most precious and vulnerable assets, our children.
Following the most terrifying lead of his life, CIA Director Kirk McGarvey traces the threat to a terrorist known as Khalil. But upon further investigation he is convinced that Khalil and the Saudi playboy prince Abdul Hasim bin Salman are the same man. The White House wants nothing to do with McGarvey's assumptions; accusing a Saudi prince of such a heinous plan will surely strain the delicate political balance between the US and the Saudis, always thought to be allies as well as our major oil suppliers. But McGarvey refuses to let politics stand in the way of him stopping Khalil, even if it means that the President of the United States will call him a traitor, even if it means he must resign as Director of the CIA to pursue him, and even if it means his meddling will lead to the kidnapping and brutal beating of his own wife.
From the deadly frigid Alaskan waters, to the balmy breezes of the French Rivera and finally to the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C., Mac has to unravel the latest threat from Osama bin Laden in order to save American school children from a cadre of suicide bombers willing to martyr themselves for the cause as Soldiers of God.
DAVID HAGBERG is a former Air Force cryptographer who has traveled extensively in Europe, the Arctic, and the Caribbean and has spoken at CIA functions. He has published more than twenty novels of suspense, including the bestselling High Flight, Assassin, and Joshua’s Hammer. He makes his home in Vero Beach, Florida.
"David Hagberg writes the most realistic, prophetic thrillers I have ever read. His books should be required reading in Washington."--Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Liberty on Soldier of God
“Few people have the iron clad grip on the world of terrorism as David Hagberg . . . Soldier of God ought to be required reading for every citizen . . . This is a novel of today, but might well be reality tomorrow.”--Walter J. Boyne, New York Times bestselling author of Trophy for Eagles
“Soldier of God is a book you can’t stop reading because it’s so well written, and because you feel you’re reading tomorrow’s headlines in the war on terrorism.”—Thomas Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of Dreams of Glory
“A real thriller—all too real and possible. Fast-paced and genuinely scary.”—Barbara D’Amato, Edgar Award-winning author of Death of a Thousand Cuts on Soldier of God
David Hagberg writes the most realistic, prophetic thrillers I have ever read. His books should be required reading in Washington.
Soldier of God ought to be required reading for every citizen....A novel of today, but might well be reality tomorrow.
-Walter J. Boyne
A book you can't stop reading because it's so well written.... You feel you're reading tomorrow's headlines
A real thriller--all too real and possible. Fast-paced and genuinely scary.