By Joel C. Rosenberg
Jon Bennett and Erin McCoy are of the shrewdest strategists on Wall highway and shut acquaintances of the president of the us. Their mystery undertaking: a billion-dollar oil deal off the coast of Tel Aviv and Gaza that can shape the foundation of a historical peace treaty and convey huge, immense wealth to each Israeli and Palestinian. yet not anything has ready Jon or Erin for the fear that lies forward.
The publication that began all of it, The final Jihad is the 1st of Joel C. Rosenberg's New York Times best-selling sequence, with 500,000 in print. the 1st web page places readers within the cockpit of a hijacked jet on a kamikaze venture into an American city—but it used to be written 9 months ahead of 9/11/01. because the plot unfolds, White condominium advisors Jon Bennett and Erin McCoy are below assault in Jerusalem because the U.S. is going to struggle with Iraq over guns of mass destruction—but The final Jihad used to be released 4 months ahead of the particular Iraq warfare begun.
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Most people won’t do that. They see people running, screaming, they head the other way—it’s instinct—but a good photographer stays where he is. He waits for the image. And if “the image” is a tidal wave? Burke laughed. It helps to be a good swimmer. But he’d always had second thoughts about photography. Though he’d won a boxful of awards, and covered everything from a gypsy wedding in Siberia to the dragon-boat races in Macao, most of his work revolved around mayhem. An earthquake in Turkey, a mass grave in Kosovo, a beheading in Chop Square.
Hakim said this as if he were explaining the obvious. ” Wilson nodded. “It makes me invisible,” Hakim said. Wilson got it, but he didn’t buy it. After a week in Lebanon, it was obvious that the Arab knew how to enjoy himself, whatever the Koran might say about it. Their second night in Beirut, Hakim had gotten drunk in the bar of the St. Georges Hotel, eventually wandering off with an expensive-looking girl young enough to be his granddaughter. Was that an exercise in cover? Either way, there was no denying Hakim’s commitment to “the cause,” and even to the plan at hand.
At the checkpoint leading to the docks, the driver flipped open a worn wallet and extracted a folded piece of paper, which he handed over for inspection. The guard perused it, carefully refolded it, and handed it back, giving some instructions. They passed a couple of small freighters being unloaded by gantry cranes, then skirted a large structure that looked to be a drydock. And then, there it was: The Marmara Queen. The links that made up the anchor chain were as thick as Wilson’s wrists. It flew the Turkish flag, crescent and star bright white against the crimson background.