a CIA safe house, a reluctant interrogator and
his subject find that they are
the next targets on a ruthless assassin’s hit list.
Psychiatrist Louis Finney is still haunted by nightmares stemming
from the work in mind control and psychological conditioning
he helped to pioneer for the US government years ago. But when
he is asked by his dying mentor to help with the questioning
of Ali Zattout, an al-Qaeda operative, Finney finds he cannot
and unexpectedly cooperative, Zattout possesses information
his masters in the Middle East cannot
allow him to reveal. As Finney tries to determine if
the terrorist is telling the truth or spinning a web
of lies, a relentless
killer closes in on the secret location where the two
men are trapped together. Too late, Finney realizes that
he is a pawn
in a conspiracy whose dimensions stretch deep into the
corridors of power.
A provocative suspense
story that peers into the dark corners of the war on
terror, John Altman’s The Watchmen
depicts the murky world of twenty-first-century espionage
style and fascinating psychological depth.
the competition for thriller of the year. John Altman
has already won it, with The Watchmen.
blend of suspense, action, psychological depth,
and moral murk makes this a wonderful espionage thriller
a Code Orange age.
a well-told story, but a moving one.
This is espionage fiction at its very best.
—Ed McBain, New York Times bestselling author
is perfect pleasure.The people in Altman’s
world are three-dimensional, original, completely
outside the stereotypical cardboard of most suspense
these days.If you like the occasional
thriller, if you long for something
will not insult your intelligence as it fixes
you to the edge of your seat, read
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Altman. All rights reserved.
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