The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier

Book - 2004
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Hidden in the empty vastness of the world's greatest desert - the Empty Quarter of Saudi Arabia - a tiny caravan of fugitives and camels moves painfully slowly towards its goal. only the strongest and most determined men will survive. Deep in the sands, lost from sight, are the leadership of Al Qaeda, hunted, pursued and regrouping to strike again. self-imposed discipline and leadership mark him. He is an Outsider. To look into his face and memorise it is to court death. His identify is masked, his past is blanked from his memory. To him, the leadership is his only family, and his loyalty to the family is total. experts in counter-terrorism with a full range of sophisticated electronics at hand. Above him, quartering the desert, is the unmanned Predator aircraft that is invisible in the cloudless skies and that carries the Hellfire missiles. family and receives his orders, the Outsider will disappear again, before re-emerging in a teeming western city with a suitcase that will create havoc, murder when it is detonated...
Publisher: London : Bantam Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780552151733
0552151734
9780593052587
0593052587
Branch Call Number: SEYM
Characteristics: 400 p

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Oct 24, 2012

Wonderful character development, more prominent than the thriller aspect. One can feel and understand all the players in the game. Writing keeps the suspense going. Characters are flawed and that makes them more appealing than the cliched characters found in most thrillers

hagar1643 Mar 20, 2012

I reccommend this one for readers who want to give Mr. Seymour a try.

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jsonley
Aug 28, 2010

Grea story that grapples with the contemporary question of why some individuals have such hate that they are wlling to be violent. In the context of Osama bin Laden but with a twist. The suicide bomber is actally an anglo saxon, British born. Seymour seems to suggest that not allowing individuals to achieve their potential nor accepting them into our society and lives is a motivating factor generating their hate.
Interesting food for thought.

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