The Disciple (eBook)
In this new novel by the New York Times bestselling author, Stephen Coonts, Iran is weeks away from acquiring nuclear weapons and has every intention of using them to strike first— only Tommy Carmellini and Jake Grafton can stop a nuclear nightmare Iran is much closer to having operational nuclear weapons than the CIA believes, and Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has a plan. Iran will become a martyr nation, and Ahmadinejad will lead the united Muslims of the world in a holy war against the non-believers. But the Americans have a secret weapon in a group of Iranian dissidents, including a brother and sister determined to avenge the death of their beloved grandfather at the hands of the religious police. They are funneling information to Carmellini. They want to stop the attack before their leader launches a new world war. But will the U.S. government believe the information they are providing, and can the Americans prevent the Israelis from taking matters into their own hands, which could prove disastrous? Returning to the kind of military and espionage story that made Cuba one of his most successful novels, Coonts weaves an unforgettable tale of men and women at war, with the sort of dramatic military action and undercover technology for which Coonts is known.
About the Author
STEPHEN COONTS is the author of fifteen New York Times bestselling books, which have been translated and republished around the world. A former naval aviator and Vietnam combat veteran, he is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Colorado School of Law. He lives in Colorado. Visit his Web site at www.coonts.com.
Praise for The Disciple…
PRAISE FOR STEPHEN COONTS AND HIS NOVELS
“Coonts carefully builds his plot using a wide cast of characters, from insider Iranian spies to cutting-edge aircraft pilots and government officials both high and low. Hardly a page passes without nerve-stretching tension or flat-out action. One can only hope the U.S. president, the head of the CIA, and the Israeli prime minister will have this book on their nightstands for easy reference in case fiction turns to reality, an all-too-real possibility as evidenced by recent headlines.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Exciting…. The action moves swiftly to its Hollywood ending.” —Publishers Weekly
“Tommy has been the star of the last two Grafton books, and in The Assassin he matures and develops into a complex and compelling character that should provide Coonts with many new and refreshing plot opportunities…An abundance of intrigue and betrayals…This is the best thriller that Coonts has written in some time. However, all recent books featuring Carmellini are superb.” —The Roanoke Times (Virginia)
“This book has more twists and turns than an old staircase…Coonts remains the master of the great techno-thriller.”—James Myers, The Entertainment Critic Book Review
“An assured international thriller.”—Publishers Weekly
“The prevailing spook mode shifts from cloak to dagger, and suddenly the guys they thought were watching their backs are aiming at them.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The Traitor contains layer upon layer of deceit and deception…plenty of fistfights and explosions…. Coonts’s trademark excitement keep[s] the pages turning to the book’s ultimate conclusion.”—Bookreporter.com
LIARS AND THIEVES
“This book is vintage Coonts...plenty of action and intrigue, with the added benefit of a new lead character.”—Dallas Morning News
“Coonts knows how to write and build suspense…this is the mark of a natural storyteller.”—The New York Times Book Review