Banquo's Ghosts

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Aug 24, 2010 - 528 pages
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After learning that an Iranian scientist is in the process of developing nuclear weapons on Iranian soil, all-but-forgotten spymaster Stewart Banquo initiates a rogue special operation. With the assistance of his most trusted agent, Robert Wallets, Banquo recruits Peter Johnson, a dissolute, morally bankrupt liberal news journalist, to travel to Iran. Johnson poses as a sympathetic reporter writing a piece on the country's nuclear facilities. His mission; to kill the scientist. Like many elaborate plans, Johnson's assassination attempt goes awry. The journalist falls into Iranian hands and is tortured to confess a staggering security crisis for the United States. Aided by Wallets and the battle-hardened Marjorie Morningstar the CIA operatives who trained him - Johnson escapes from Iran. Now back in the United States, Johnson helps Banquo and his CIA cohorts lead a team of federal agents and New York City officials in tracking down a group of suspected Iranian terrorists in New York who are planning to commit nuclear terrorism by dispersing a highly radioactive material throughout the city streets and subways. When Johnson's only daughter is kidnapped by the Iranians, he and Banquo must race against time to save herand the City of New York.
 

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National Review editor Lowry and novelist Korman (Swan Dive) collaborate on a potboiler about an Iranian plot to nuke us (or Israel, take your pick). When their plot fails, the terrorists poison New ... Read full review

Contents

The Drunk
3
A Free Hand
18
Night Sweats
30
The Irreducible Facts of Life
52
The Patrician
78
Fieldwork
91
What to Do with a Lemon 108 CHAPTER EIGHT Within the Range of Plausibility
130
Kodak Moments
143
Four Blind Mice 230 CHAPTER FIFTEEN The AllIran Burka Company
246
Injun Country
260
Damage Control
286
Loose Ends
298
The Dirty Polak
314
Do Me a Favor
337
Banquos Ghosts
364
The Grunge
396

A Peter Johnson Solution 153 CHAPTER ELEVEN One of a Thousand Iranian Nights
176
Attack of the Green Slime
189
Give Us Everything
208
Spot the Idiot
429
A Series of Unfortunate Events 457 CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE A Serious Security Situation
488
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