Middle Eastern Thrillers

Long before Operation Iraqi Freedom, fiction writers were busy imagining scenarios of clandestine and overt political/military action centered on conflict in the Middle East. Check out these books to see just how prescient or off base these writers were!

Desert Fire

By David Hagberg

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Joseph Assad Sherif, a sadistic assassin working for Saddam Hussein, and his dangerous daughter, Leila, try to procure a German nuclear reactor for Iraq, in an explosive thriller with a factual background. The author is a former Air Force cryptographer who has traveled extensively in Europe, the Arctic, and the Caribbean, and has spoken at CIA functions.

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Blood Rules

By John Trenhaile

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When Shi'ite Muslims hijack the plane on which Colin Raleigh and his son are traveling, Colin is horrified to learn that Robbie's estranged mother, a terrorist, has targeted their plane to get her son back.

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Black Storm

By David Poyer

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"With blistering action sequences and incredibly detailed military insight, Black Storm takes the reader along with the most covert Special Ops group straight to Saddam Hussein's stronghold, through harrowing instances of close-quarters combat, and into the heart of danger."
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The Heat of Ramadan

By Steven Hartov

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Inextricably bound together, an Israeli intelligence agent and a Palestinian nationalist plotting a destructive assassination face off in the soul of an ancient city, knowing that only one of them will survive.

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The Kill Artist

By Daniel Silva

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Art restorer--and former Israeli intelligence operative--Gabriel Allon is drawn back into the game to take on a cunning terrorist on one last killing spree, a Palestinian zealot who played a dark part in Gabriel's past. And what begins as a manhunt turns into a globe-spanning duel fueled by both political intrigue and deep personal passions...

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Ultimatum

By R. J. Pineiro

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Saddam Hussein is on the move again. This time armed with nuclear missiles pointed toward Tel Aviv and Tehran. The tension is pushed to the boiling point when Saddam's guns begin shooting down American planes in the Middle East. Aimed at provoking a new Gulf War, he leaves President Clinton no choice but to respond.

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