The Sleeper: A Novel
Kurt Kurtovic wanted nothing more than to be left in peace, to make a life with his wife and child in Westfield, Kansas. Then September 11 happened and Kurt knew they'd never be safe again unless he did what only he could do, take terror to the terrorists. He knew their world, knew how they worked, knew their weak points. He knew, because he'd been one of them.
But as Kurt wages his bloody campaign, hunting down his former Al-Qaeda comrades in Britain, Spain, and Africa, he becomes the hunted. And so do his wife and child back home. The most dangerous agents of terror, he discovers, are in the United States: those who don't want the wars to end; those who believe "we have waited thousands of years for Judgment Day, never knowing when it would come. But now we can put it on the calendar. We can fix a date." As a man-made apocalypse approaches, Kurt realizes that some of America's most ruthless enemies walk its corridors of power every day.
In the tradition of Graham Greene and John le Carré, this hard-driving narrative of vengeance and redemption by one of America's most prescient writers on espionage and terror is a riveting thriller about the horrors of the recent past -- and the dangers of the near future.
What people are saying - Write a review
London September 2022 2001
Granada September 2426 2001
East Africa OctoberNovember 2001
X Ray December 2001March 2002
Kansas AprilJune 2002
Ground Zero June 29July 4 2002
About the Author
Other editions - View all
Abu Seif Abu Zubayr ain’t Al-Shami American arms asked Betsy and Miriam Betsy’s breath building cage Cathleen couldn’t couple dark dead door E P E E R D E S L empty eyes face Faridoon floor front fuck girl going gone Griffin guards guess guys hand Handal hear heard hell inside Ismailis K E Y kids killed Kmart knew Kurt Kurtovic Kuwaiti L E E light listened looked man’s Marcus Griffin morning mosque move Muslim never night nodded Nureddin okay pulled Qibla remember running Ruth Salafis Sam Perkins Seif’s shit shook his head shouted smell smiled sound started stopped Sudanese sure talk tell there’s they’re thing thought told took turned voice waiting walked wall wasn’t watched Westfield What’s Yeah you’re