The Damascus Letter: A Spy Novel
by Daniel Dick
A compelling, modern American hero leads the way in this intense international thriller.
When the head of the CIA's Clandestine Service learns that the United States is under imminent threat of another attack, potentially involving agents of the Iranian Government, he turns to the one man he knows can uncover the truth and stop the bloodshed. Akil Hassan—born an Arab, raised an American—was the CIA's top man inside the Middle East, until he broke the Agency's rules. Cast out, he's now being offered a second chance. But in order to stop what's coming and save tens of thousands of lives, he's going to have to risk everything he has—his career, his family, his life—by breaking the rules all over again.
Reminiscent of Tom Clancy, this carefully researched and often prescient novel offers a rare and fascinating glimpse into the terrorist mindset while delivering a pulse-pounding tale of covert espionage. Loaded with ultra-relevant issues and themes, full of rich characters, and offering a frighteningly realistic scenario of terrorism that is all too plausible and all too real, The Damascus Letter enlightens as well as entertains.
PRAISE FOR THE DAMASCUS LETTER:
"As a former Intelligence Officer there are two elements of The Damascus Letter that worry me. First, how does the author get so many details so perfectly right? And, secondly, how does he write so well? It has not been my experience that people in the Intelligence Community have a gift for clarity and narrative drive. Daniel Dick does. This book is cool, lean, hard-edged, and a runaway freight of a story, but it's also layered, full of rich characters who are completely realized, even the transient ones, and the plot is all too plausible, and all too real. In short, a damn good book. I wish I'd written it.” -- David Stone, NYT’s Bestselling Author of The Echelon Vendetta & The Skorpion Directive
"The Damascus Letter is a wonderful surprise. First time novelists in the espionage genre are held to a higher standard among their peers and very few rise to the challenge, but Daniel Dick's mastery of plot and character, his sense of realism and authoritative writing style herald a rare and exciting new voice in the genre, one that not only sings with the masters, but adds to their song." -- Michael Frost Beckner, Hollywood Screenwriter of Spy Game & Sniper
"A nail-biter of a thriller, loaded with ultra-relevant issues and themes. Suspenseful, even-handed and well-researched, The Damascus Letter puts a frighteningly human face to the threat of terror. Well worth the read!" -- Daniel Kalla, Bestselling Author of Pandemic & Of Flesh And Blood
- Daniel Dick, November 2009
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