Salem Express: Legacy of Death

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Author House, Jan 9, 2007 - Fiction - 452 pages
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Although a work of fiction, the book begins with the sinking of the Salem Express, which actually occurred in December, 1991. It introduces a terrorist cell that is transporting a weapon of mass destruction to Safaga, Egypt on the ferry. When the ship sinks, the material and all but one of the terrorists go to the bottom with it. The material remains undisturbed for fifteen years.

Bret Davis and his friend Patrick Donovan plan to dive on the wreck and do a documentary. They have received permission to cut into the sealed-off section of the wreck where bodies still remain.

The Egyptian terrorist group, Warriors of Allah, believe Bret is a CIA agent and watch him closely after he arrives in Egypt. Part of their suspicion comes from his relationship with Eliat Moussad, a member of the Egyptian anti-terrorist agency.

While diving in the wreck, Bret and Patrick discover the car holding the canisters the terrorists lost in 1991, and recover one of them. The Warriors of Allah recover the remaining canisters and then attempt to seal the divers in the wreck. The terrorist attempts to recover the last canister from Bret are unsuccessful and it alerts the CIA of the canisters existence. A CIA team and another led by Eliat plan to work with Bret to locate the missing canisters.

Mahmet, the second in command of the Warriors of Allah allows his daughter to assist in watching Bret and Eliat. She falls into the ocean and is rescued by Patrick. When the terrorists decide to kill Bret, she warns Patrick.

An American chemical company owner assists the terrorists in getting the material into the USA and develops a way to spread the toxin. The toxin is recovered with Bret’s help, but at a terrible cost.

 

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
39
Section 4
59
Section 5
78
Section 6
97
Section 7
112
Section 8
132
Section 26
13
Section 27
39
Section 28
59
Section 29
78
Section 30
97
Section 31
112
Section 32
132
Section 33
151

Section 9
151
Section 10
162
Section 11
177
Section 12
193
Section 13
208
Section 14
230
Section 15
248
Section 16
268
Section 17
291
Section 18
295
Section 19
313
Section 20
338
Section 21
362
Section 22
384
Section 23
412
Section 24
443
Section 25
1
Section 34
162
Section 35
177
Section 36
193
Section 37
208
Section 38
230
Section 39
248
Section 40
268
Section 41
291
Section 42
295
Section 43
313
Section 44
338
Section 45
362
Section 46
384
Section 47
412
Section 48
443
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About the author (2007)

John Duggan retired from the Air Force after 34 years, seventeen as an enlisted man and seventeen as an officer. His enlisted service was in the Survival/Rescue career field. He is a qualified military parachutist and scuba diving instructor. He completed his undergraduate work at Park College Missouri and his graduate work at USC. His officer activity was in the Human Intelligence (HUMINT ) career field. He has taught scuba diving for almost 40 years and is qualified to teach all scuba courses, from basic diving to technical diving on both open circuit scuba and closed circuit rebreather systems. He has guided diving expeditions to most of the worlds’ oceans and seas and has logged thousands of dives. He ended his military career as Chief of Intelligence for Air Training Command at Randolph AFB Texas. Between diving trips he resides in San Antonio, Texas with his wife Sandy.

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