al-Qaeda is going to rain havoc on America. What are they going to do? And to what targets and when? Can anyone unravel this mystery in time?
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About the Author
Bill Binkley has taken his first excursion into fiction with this fast-paced exciting book about international terrorists. Mr. Binkley, a native Tennessean with six older siblings and three daughters, has lived in numerous cities across the U.S. and for several years in the Scandinavian countries of Denmark and Sweden. With a background in electronics, he joined the executive ranks at various well-known corporations. In addition to his management skills, he was recognized for his cutting edge designs of both software and hardware systems. He is retired and lives in Dallas, Texas.
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At JFK International Airport, Code Red security alert is decreed when a person leaves her purse at customs before fleeing; she kills herself in a bathroom; the Feds followup the info on her Greek passport that affirms what they suspec:t Safia Makhdoom is a bogus name.
A few months later in Phoenix, Muusa Gandapaur is panic stricken having had his passport lifted at the airport. Still he becomes Arthur Bradley and begins his life in Arizona by sending a letter to Denmark.
In Islamabad, Pakistan CIA Station Chief Jerry Moses has hit a wall in his inquiries into Makhdoom when an informant tells him of a training camp north of Peshawar attended by Safia, Yusaf Hussani and others. He finds a paper with a list of names and places that he believes means something big and nasty is coming to America as twenty cities including Cherry Hill where Hussani bragged he would be appear. Wayne Kirby is put in charge of a counterterrorism task force that includes his kick butt girlfriend Rennie Jordon to prevent al-Qaeda from striking again.
This is only part of the opening chapter of what is an action-packed, fast-paced terrorism thriller that accelerates as readers await a confrontation between the Feds and al-Qaeda if the dots are connected and the government leaders listen to the troops on the ground. As corpses flood Dallas where NSA has forwarded Jerry¿s list, multiple subplots across American and in Pakistan keeps readers on edge wondering what next and how they connect. Bill Binkley provides an exhilarating one sitting thriller (not sure how he kept track with so much happening, but he does throughout) that will shake the audience as the terrorist multiple schemes seems plausible.
Will terrorists strike the U.S. again? Experts say yes. Will we stop them? Maybe.
Bill Binkley's debut thriller, "al-Queda Strikes Again," challenges America's top analysts and FBI agents to solve that problem. Failure is not an option.
"al-Qaeda Strikes Again" reminds me a lot of Frederick Forsyth's first novel, "The Day of the Jackal" (one of my all-time favorites). Forsyth's police Inspector Claude Lebel and the "old boys' network" of foreign intelligence and police contacts must stop the assassination of French president, Charles de Gaulle, without knowing who, when, where or how. In Binkley's book, it's the Jackal times twenty.
Twenty U.S. cities are targeted for catastrophe that will make 9/11 pale in comparison and all U.S. intelligence has is the list of cities. It will take everything that crack analyst Rennie Jordon and Special Agent Wayne Kelly and their teams can figure out and do to stop the devastation from happening.
The book has flaws, but these never stop "al-Qaeda Stikes Again" from beating a rhythmic tattoo (like the theme from "Jaws") toward an exciting, page-flipping, it-could-happen climax.
Bill Binkley's debut thriller, al-Qaeda Strikes Again, opens with a chase down an airport concourse. A mysterious woman commits suicide in a restroom before she can be captured by security personnel. A short time later, a CIA agent finds a list of 20 U.S. cities in a destroyed al-Qaeda training camp in the mountains of Pakistan. The National Security Agency (NSA) gives this list to analysts at its top-secret super computer center, MPSIS, in Dallas, Texas. There, Rennie Jordon and her team of analysts work frantically to interpret what the list means. FBI and NSA agents form a task force and flock to Dallas to coordinate their investigations. Meanwhile, al-Qaeda terrorist cells across the country await the word to begin their attack. MPSIS knows where. The questions to be answered now are who, what, how, and when. The clock is ticking.
Author Bill Binkley has written a hugely ambitious first thriller, a 340-page novel featuring not only the main al-Qaeda terrorist plot, but also murder, espionage, sexual liaisons, terrorists' personal vendettas, terminal illness, political issues involving torture, and an assassination plot against the U.S. president. Despite all this turmoil, two young heroes find the time to fall in love. That the author manages all these plot threads across several different locations is a feat in itself. Binkley has an ear for dialogue and no short-comings in the imagination department. This is action movie material. Ingenious booby traps! Mysterious disappearances! Political intrigue and sexual shenanigans! No doubt we haven't seen the last of Terrorism Task Force leader/FBI agent Wayne Kelly and MPSIS analyst/FBI special agent Rennie Jordon.
A fictional but all too real story that could have been
taken from the front pages of the newspaper. A riveting
read from cover to cover. I assure you, you won't want to put this
one down, as it sent shivers down my back! It could happen!
I especially liked how the headings, with dates and locations,
always kept me aware of what was happening and where.
The dialogue was so well done that it immersed me into the story
like I was there, listening to them talk and wanted to turn the
page to see what was going to happen next.
Author Bill Binkley wove together so many events, plots and subplots so cleverly into this novel that is is destined to be a bestseller.
The action is so convincingly gripping you feel like your're there watching the story play out in front of you.
This book is after the 9/11 attack in time frame and the author does an excellent job setting the ground work and stage of the book.
I finished this in one evening as I was riveted to the story as bodies start turning up, seemingly unconnected at first; then clues start developing confirming a sinister plot unfolding in multiple US cities. As we read on in the book, you feel the emotions and adrenalin rush, making this one of the best books available.
"al-Qaeda Strikes Again" I highly suggest you rush out and buy a copy. You will have a story that you can read and reread as the adventure will remain fresh and electrifying. Thank you Bill Binkley for this masterpiece.
I had the pleasure of reading al-Quaeda Strikes Again some time ago. Unfortunately, I haven't had an opportunity to review it until now and for that I apologize to anyone following my reviews. I feel that this story has great potential - there are a lot of characters and there is a lot going on. However, much of the dialogue could either have been cut or reworded, or perhaps the book could have been broken into a series instead. There was a feeling of back and forth to me between a screenplay versus a regular book, but I must say that my feeling so only solidifies how important this story was to the author while writing. It is quite obvious that he was attempting to welcome the reader into his mind so that we too could see what he sees, and hear what he hears. I do hope the author continues in his writing, or perhaps even considers focusing on making this into a screenplay. There is a lot of action-adventure, and while much of it does involve the reader's "willing suspension of disbelief" it is a story...one that allows the reader to escape for a little while.