The Devil's Light

The Devil's Light

A Novel

Book - 2011
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THE DEVIL'S LIGHT tells the story of an AL Qaeda operative named Amer Al Zaroor, who, on orders from Osama Bin Laden, directs the theft of a nuclear weapon from the Pakistani military, and then transports it toward its intended target, Israel. Meanwhile Bin Laden announces to the world that he will make a major terrorist strike on 9/11/10, the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Deep inside Washington, Brooke Chandler, a CIA operative whose cover was blown by an incompetent colleague in Lebanon, thinks he knows how the bomb is being moved toward its target and how to find it. First he must overcome the skepticism of the CIA and the White House, and then he must find the bomb and disable or detonate it before it causes the Middle East to go up in flames.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2011.
ISBN: 9781451616804
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 24 cm.


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Jul 16, 2014

I couldn't get into this book. Tried, gave it the 100-page test, and just didn't grab me, so I gave up

Dec 27, 2011

I really love Richard North Patterson but I snapped The Devil's Light shut about 1/3 of the way. The muslim world he describes is way beyond my comprehension. I found it boring and depressing.

debwalker Apr 27, 2011

In Richard North Patterson’s new thriller, Al Qaeda plans to set off a nuclear bomb on Sept. 11, 2011


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