The Armageddon Projectby Tom Sancton
A bombing in a Paris church lands American journalist Sam Preston in the story of a lifetime–if only he can survive. The attack leads Sam to a group of Assyrian Christians.
From the boulevards of Paris to the sands of Iraq to the halls of Congress, this page-turner is a riveting cautionary tale that resonates forcefully with contemporary political events.
A bombing in a Paris church lands American journalist Sam Preston in the story of a lifetime–if only he can survive. The attack leads Sam to a group of Assyrian Christians. Their colorful leader-in-exile, Rafat Ganjibar, aims to form a breakaway Assyrian Republic in the oil-rich lands of northwestern Iraq with the help of some powerful supporters– the American Evangelical community, the Israelis, and even U.S. President Jack Ritter. Sam suspects the President and his allies are acting secretly–and illegally–to advance and fund this movement.
Invited to the White House to report on a performance by Princess Tawana, a charismatic Gospel singer enrolled by the Christian Fundamentalists to champion their cause, Sam meets a born-again U.S. Army General. As the shocking details of the "Armageddon Project" begin to fall into place, Sam realizes the end is indeed near–for him.
Now Sam is a prime target for the C.I.A., the French intelligence, and Israel's Mossad, who dispatch a sexy El Al stewardess to use any means necessary to stop him. To uncover the story and stay alive, he uses his reporter's instincts and the unwitting help of his foolish brother-in-law, who becomes an unlikely savior in the nick of time. From Paris' Latin Quarter, to the Italian Riviera, to England's Dover Castle, Sam races to reveal the truth before the "Armageddon Project" triggers a real apocalypse in the Middle East.
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Meet the Author
Tom Sancton makes his debut as a writer of political thrillers with The Armageddon Project. For 22 years he worked at Time magazine, most recently as the Paris Bureau Chief. He coauthored the 1998 international bestseller Death of a Princess: The Investigation, which examined the circumstances surrounding Princess Diana's death. His acclaimed memoir, Song for My Fathers (Other Press, 2006), recounts his early life among legendary jazz men in his native New Orleans. He currently lives in Paris.
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