Although a work of fiction, THE GHOST: An Assassin’s Story, is based on the true story of the author’s experiences growing up in Lebanon during that country’s bloody civil war, as well as his time as a counter-terrorist operative. The story follows “Paul” from his childhood in the Bekaa Valley to adulthood where he finds himself recruited as a trained killer by both Israel’s Mossad and the CIA.
A tale of obsession and revenge, in this first book of the Al Shabah Assassin Series, Paul ultimately finds himself on the trail of a childhood nemesis who had become the feared charismatic leader of a violent jihadist group. This fast-paced thriller takes Paul around the world in his personal search for truth and justice, and a final showdown with a yellow-eyed terrorist who one violent day ended Paul’s childhood and set him on the road to becoming an assassin.
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The SADM unit was a highly secretive and exceptionally well equipped and trained military commando unit. SADM members were trained by the Delta Force and others and operating mostly behind enemy lines, the name SADM instilled fear in the most hardened enemy soldiers. An accurate account of the life and evolution of a dedicated resistance soldier. A gripping depiction of men at war and a compelling story of survival and redemption
Pierre Jabbour was the commander of SADM (Shock) unit. Wounded in battle and later captured and brutally tortured. Pierre is a skilled counter-terrorism officer responsible for the personal security of Dr. Samir Geagea, The Chairman of the Lebanese Forces Party.
He has taught and lectured the military and civilians on counter-terrorism.
A.E. Sawan, the author of The Ghost, an assassin's story series, was born on the outskirts of Zahle in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. By the age of 12, he and his family had been forced to move five different times because of the country's shattering civil war (1975 to 1990). Detained and tortured by both the Syrian Army and the Palestinian Liberation Army (PLO), he eventually became a counter-terrorist operative specializing in diffusing bombs. Having survived the war, he severed his connections to violence and left Lebanon for Canada.