The Damascus Letter

The Damascus Letter

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by Daniel Dick
     
 

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Akil Hassan was the CIA's top agent inside the Middle East, a natural destined for an illustrious career, until he broke the Agency's rules. Cast out, his dreams shattered, he's now being offered a second chance. What he doesn't realize is that his life is about to be turned upside down, because tomorrow morning a terrorist is going to unleash a group of suicide…  See more details below

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Akil Hassan was the CIA's top agent inside the Middle East, a natural destined for an illustrious career, until he broke the Agency's rules. Cast out, his dreams shattered, he's now being offered a second chance. What he doesn't realize is that his life is about to be turned upside down, because tomorrow morning a terrorist is going to unleash a group of suicide bombers on New York City killing hundreds of innocent civilians, including a member of Akil's own family. But the bloodshed, as bad as it is going to be, is nothing compared to what's coming next. Intelligence out of Baghdad indicates a far deadlier attack is in the works, one involving the highest levels of the Iranian Government. In order to stop it, in order to save tens of thousands of lives, Akil will have to risk everything...his career, his future, his life. And this time there will be no second chances.

One man. One chance. Everything to lose!

This chilling and timely international thriller from debut author, Daniel Dick, offers a frighteningly realistic scenario of terrorism in the post-Bush era. With its tightly woven plot, multi-dimensional characters, and incredible attention to detail, The Damascus Letter serves up a rare and fascinating glimpse into the terrorist mindset while delivering a pulse-pounding tale of covert espionage that will have readers turning pages well into the night.

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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
A fine read for those who enjoy good spy fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780986495908
Publisher:
Black Diamond Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
430
Sales rank:
982,517
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

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Daniel Kalla
"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, International Bestselling Author of Pandemic, Cold Plague, and Of Flesh And Blood)
Michael Frost Beckner
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. (Michael Frost Beckner, Screenwriter of Spy Game & Sniper)
David Stone
"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, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Echelon Vendetta & The Skorpion Directive)

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Meet the Author

Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Daniel Dick has worked in the video game industry for more than a decade, developing stories, creating characters, and writing screenplays for Electronic Arts, Sony Entertainment, Disney Interactive, and Rockstar Games. During this time he has had the honor of working with, and learning from, some of the best talent in the industry, including Dan Houser (Grand Theft Auto; Bully).

Having earned a double major in literature and history from Simon Fraser University, Daniel also attended the esteemed Clarion Writers Workshop. His most recent game writing project is SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs FireTeam Bravo 3 from Sony Entertainment.

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