With a war raging, communications were hamstrung for Mid East CIA agent Leon Loeb.
The abducted Vercandi girl didn’t stand a chance of survival at the hands of the rebels. If the Hakeemi didn’t kill her, the Empty Quarter would. Nothing could survive the hottest, driest place on earth. He’d all but written her off when something beyond comprehension changed Loeb’s mind.
The girl’s cry for help in the center of his brain shook Loeb to the roots of his being.
Now he had to find her, and he’d use up everyone around him to do so—including the man he’d been sent to extract, diplomat Nathan Vercandi.
Something stunk about this action from the start, but nothing else mattered now. His keepers’ duplicity seemed irrelevant compared to the things Loeb needed to discover about himself.
At the height of an Arabian summer he’d have to achieve the impossible—fly into the hellish wasteland of Rub al-Khali and get her out alive…or die trying.
Istanbul and the South Aegean provide an exotic backdrop for a heart-thumping thriller that pits Jewish CIA intelligence officer, Leon Loeb, against his own agency.
Something has gone horribly awry and Loeb must not only keep himself alive, but also the delectable Frances, who holds the key to a series of hitherto unconnected political assassinations. Frances beguiles Loeb causing him to forget dispassion and first principles. Alone and on the lamb, the odds weigh heavily against them both.
A film directed in Hell
Leon Loeb is now bored, living the soft life in California. By his own volition he allows himself to be drawn into a tangle of murder and intrigue surrounding a dangerously unstable film negative sent to a local news cameraman. The sender, Judith, a renegade Mossad agent acting outside her sanction, maintains the old film is of immense value to a powerful political figure in the U.S. government. The motive, blackmail, backfires when the target retaliates, unleashing an army of enforcers, bent on destroying the film and eliminating all those that have seen it. What ensues is a violent storm with Loeb at the centre. Involvement he lives to regret. Using whatever influence remains at CIA, Loeb tries to prevail against impossible odds. Judgment impaired by personal feelings, Loeb makes mistakes and faces the most gut-wrenching challenge of his life.