By Nelson DeMille

Anti-Terrorist job strength agent John Corey and his spouse, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, were published abroad to Sana'a, Yemen-one of the main risky areas within the heart East. whereas there, they are going to be operating with a small group to trace down one of many masterminds in the back of the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative often called The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he is sought after for a number of terrorist acts and murders-and the U.S. executive is decided to convey him down, irrespective of the price. As latecomers to a dangerous video game, John and Kate do not know the foundations, the gamers, or the ranking. What they do recognize is that there's extra to their project than meets the eye-and that the hunters are approximately to develop into the hunted.

Filled with breathtaking plot turns and informed in John Corey's inimitable voice, THE PANTHER is a superb depiction of 1 of the main treacherous international locations on this planet and increases tense questions on even if we will ever recognize who our enemies - or our allies - rather are.

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Correct. good day, will we get a certificates for this path? ” “Just a observe in our dossier so we don’t need to take it back once we do one other journey in Yemen. ” now not humorous. We received at the elevator and rode as much as the twenty sixth flooring. I acknowledged, “I imagine we simply acquired a undertaking briefing—a glimpse of ways we’re going to discover and do away with The Panther. ” She nodded. And did i've got an issue with that? “That” being a promise to the corrupt and nasty Yemeni govt to vaporize a few negative tribal chief or political opponent if the govt. gave us the positioning of Al Qaeda ambitions, together with, with a bit of luck, The Panther. and the way did Kate and that i healthy into this? might be we have been at the group that will coordinate this with the Yemeni govt, and/or we'd be at the waste assortment group, i. e. , going out to the hills or desolate tract the place a Hellfire missile simply grew to become a few men into hamburger, then gathering palms for a print fit or a DNA research to ensure we acquired The Panther. good, no need speculating. We’d recognize once we acquired there. We obtained off at the twenty sixth flooring and Kate acknowledged to me, “I’m feeling a bit extra ready for the rustic, yet nonetheless unsure concerning the task. ” “Cultural knowledge is 90 percentage of the activity. ” We lower back to our desks and received a few paintings performed. i admire interpreting memos and electronically checking that I’ve visible them. Plus, a few e-mails wanted a reaction. It happened to me that none of this had something to do with me anymore. i used to be going to front. i used to be unfastened. sooner than I knew it, it was once midday, and the sacred lunch hour had started. in need of a countrywide emergency, you cleared the development at midday. To have lunch at your table was once unpatriotic or suspicious, and also you may be wondered by way of the workplace accountability. I grabbed my topcoat and met Kate at her table, and we left the construction without plan except to get a few air and transparent our heads. ahead of we’d left on our final abroad assignments, Kate and that i had long past for cocktails to the home windows at the global within the North Tower of the realm exchange heart. That was once not attainable, so we walked to the commentary deck on the WTC web site. It used to be a chilly day, yet there have been dozens of individuals at the deck, in most cases travelers, but in addition a few workplace employees, building men, and a gaggle of common college little ones. We don’t come right here often—we don’t want to—but this day gave the impression of a superb day to reconnect with this position, to recollect, as greenback acknowledged, who we're, why we’re right here, and what we think in. We walked all the way down to Battery Park, received a espresso and sizzling puppy at a foodstuff cart, and sat on a bench, looking on the harbor. there has been a time while everybody coming to manhattan from overseas—tourists, immigrants, and americans returning home—had to sail previous the Statue of Liberty. Now, 90 percentage of abroad tourists got here in in the course of the airports, they usually have been certainly lacking anything. virtually each person arriving here—immigrants, travelers, humans on paintings or pupil visas, and businesspeople—was the following for valid purposes. those who weren’t, just like the bastards who took down the Towers, turned my challenge.

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