The Network

The Network

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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In this bold novel, Jason Elliot illuminates the dark recesses of the intelligence community during a crucial moment in history: the struggle to avoid a terrorist attack. In the months before 9/11, former army officer Anthony Taverner is leading a quiet life in the English countryside. But his recruitment for a dangerous mission to Afghanistan by the British Secret Intelligence Service-better known as MI6-shatters his fragile peace and plunges him into the kaleidoscopic world of spying. Under the expert guidance of an old-school hero and veteran of the elite British Special Air Service, Taverner prepares to enter Taliban-controlled Afghanistan to destroy a cache of the CIA's precious Stinger missiles before they can fall into the hands of al-Qaeda. In Britain and America, the intelligence community is poised for a catastrophe that must be kept secret from the public, one that Taverner must attempt to avert-all without exposing a dangerous secret all his own. Based on real characters and drawing on the author's extensive firsthand knowledge of Afghanistan, this is a thriller of rare authenticity, providing sustained insight into influences surrounding 9/11 and raising questions about the role of intelligence agencies in historical events deliberately hidden from the public eye.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2010.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781400198825
1400198828
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
eAudio hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Prebble, Simon
Prebble, Simon - Narrator
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

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