The Terrorist

The Terrorist

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Book - 2010
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The War on Terror has serious consequences, even for Louis Morgon, even in his small, not quite forgotten French village.  When he learns that a misguided CIA campaign has led to the arrest and extreme rendition of Zaharia, who has been like a son to him, Louis is determined to find a real terrorist to exchange for the boy.  His body may be failing, but his mind is still nimble.  It better be.  He has to play a double game navigating the dangerous no-man's land between the CIA and Al Qaeda, turning up old scorpions who, like Louis, would rather be left alone.

His quest takes him to Algiers, Cairo, the slums of Paris and finally New Jersey.  He makes some sinister enemies.  But he also assembles an unlikely collection of friends and allies, including a bona fide al Qaeda terrorist, some gang-bangers in Newark, and a dog named Buster.  And he even finds love along the way.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780312373443
Branch Call Number: STEIN
Characteristics: 216 p

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rita505
Sep 26, 2015

It is good to read the Louis Morgon series in order. This is the 3rd book. Another reader said this book is not as good as earlier ones. It's different. Louis has personal problems in this book, but they are dealt with in interesting ways. The introduction of Pauline to the series is well done. She brings along her ex-husband Anwar and that was managed very well by the author. I wondered how Steiner would give us a great ending in, of all places, Newark, New Jersey, but he came through. This is a very nice story.

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Winnipeg1
May 20, 2012

Not as good as the earlier books in the series, but still well worth a read.

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