12/18 £2.56 “An Unquiet American” by AFN Clarke
Ebook Deal of the Day: £2.56 “An Unquiet American” by AFN Clarke
AN UNQUIET AMERICAN is a literary political thriller drawn from bestselling author AFN Clarke’s own experiences in the military and as the son of a low-level British MI6 operative living in different countries, cultures and political systems around the world. Rufus Reed is a former British Special Forces officer turned controversial author. In the dead of night he is drugged, kidnapped and “disappeared” to a secret CIA ‘Black Site’ prison outside the United States. Falsely accused of terrorism he is relentlessly questioned and tortured.
But Rufus is no ordinary prisoner, and has some surprises of his own. He engages in psychological “warfare”, surprising his interrogators – Captain Sorenson and Walter Grace – with his ability to resist torture, his quick wit, intelligence and even-tempered logic. As he plants seeds of doubt, a dramatic turn of events sets off alarm bells in their minds – with growing horror they realize they may simply be pawns in a larger more insidious game being played out at the highest levels of the US government. A game where not just Reed, but all of them are expendable. Dare they take a life and death decision to step out of the game? And if so, how?
Unbeknown to them, on a larger world stage related events are racing with unnerving twists and turns from Hong Kong, Jordan, Italy, USA, and Latvia to the highest levels of the CIA, the Knesset and the Vatican. Just as you think you know what’s going to happen, another intriguing play is revealed!
As the action races towards an unexpected climax the question screaming for an answer is – who are the puppets and who the puppeteers? How do three powerful individuals – an Iranian Muslim, a former Zionist, and an Italian-American Catholic – fit in with all this? Are they just another power-hungry group making a bid for world domination? Or the good that tips the scales of evil?
This fast paced and controversial thriller is set against the background of a US Presidential election. It traces the roots of some of the world’s problems to the abuses of democracy and tragic decisions in history from the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 to the present. An exciting yet thought-provoking book, it reveals both the power of corruption and the power of the human spirit to rise above it.
“… The story has all of the intrigue of a ‘Bond’ novel, villains taken from ‘today’s headlines’, and an insight into the political world that we are all suffering the repercussions from. I’d highly recommend it.” Rex Piano – Award Winning Film Director
“… AFN Clarke’s superior storytelling encapsulates the horrors of the dark side of our democracy with real world events that few authors could hope to capture. This is a must read!” Michael Bennet. 5 Stars.
AFN Clarke is the best selling author of CONTACT (non-fiction), and five works of fiction (with more on the way). Book length 124,692 words.