The Devil's Light

The Devil's Light

by Richard North Patterson
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The Devil's Light by Richard North Patterson

THE DEVIL’S LIGHT tells the story of an AL Qaeda operative named Amer Al Zaroor, who, on orders from Osama Bin Laden, directs the theft of a nuclear weapon from the Pakistani military, and then transports it toward its intended target, Israel. Meanwhile Bin Laden announces to the world that he will make a major terrorist strike on 9/11/10, the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Deep inside Washington, Brooke Chandler, a CIA operative whose cover was blown by an incompetent colleague in Lebanon, thinks he knows how the bomb is being moved toward its target and how to find it. First he must overcome the skepticism of the CIA and the White House, and then he must find the bomb and disable or detonate it before it causes the Middle East to go up in flames.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451616811
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 02/21/2012
Edition description: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 646,623
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 7.68(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

Richard North Patterson is the author of The Devil’s Light, In the Name of Honor, The Spire, and sixteen other bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, he was the SEC liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. He lives in Martha's Vineyard, San Francisco, and Cabo San Lucas with his wife, Dr. Nancy Clair.

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The Devil's Light 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
KenCady More than 1 year ago
If the nuclear bomb is the devil's light, then why is America the one holding the most of them? Rhetorical question, of course. One thing author Richard North Patterson does in this novel is educate. If you didn't know the difference between Sunni and Shia, you will find out here, especially how much the two factions hate each other. Paterson tells us a great deal of the Mideast, the weaknesses of the US government, and then he also tries to tell a story of suspense. A nuclear bomb is Osama Bin Laden's gift on the tenth anniversary of 9-11. Where it will land is one of the questions of the story, but there is no Seal Team 6 to stop it, only a CIA agent and a female undercover Mossad agent. Of course, the two are in love. As the nuclear bomb moves across the Mideast, the tension should be building, but instead we get a history of the affair between the two agents. This is the equivalent of throwing cold water on any interest the reader may have in what could be suspense involving the bomb. The other unlikely factor in the novel is that only one person sees the true direction of the bomb. That's right, our entire government cannot figure it out, just this one agent. The book still retains some interest despite these interruptions, but any Richard North Patterson novel is expected to be a bit of a lecture. So be prepared, duck for cover, and enjoy the romance. When finished, see how many college credits you can get for your new knowledge.
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