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The Second Saladinby Stephen Hunter
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A second chance...
In the windswept sands of the Middle East, Paul Chardy fought side by side with Ulu Beg: one, a charismatic, high-strung CIA covert warrior, the other a ferocious freedom fighter.Then Chardy fell into the hands of the enemy, and Beg was betrayed.Now the two men are about to meet again.
A second gun...
Beg has come over the Mexican border under a hail of bullets--determined to assassinate a leading American political figure and avenge his people's betrayal.The CIA wants Chardy to stop the hit.Chardy wants to save Beg's life.
Between the two men is a tragic past, a failed mission, and a woman who knew them in war--and who knows their secrets now.Around both men is a conspiracy of lies and violence that reaches back to the Cold War.But as Beg moves in for his kill and as Chardy breaks loose from his handlers, a terrible truth begins to emerge: somewhere, someone wants both men to die.
Years after his capture and torture by Soviet agents and the collapse of the Kurdish rebellion that he was aiding, CIA specialist Paul Chardy is drawn from retirement for one final mission
About the Author
Stephen Hunter is the author of seven novels, including Black Light, Dirty White Boys, Point of Impact, The Master Sniper, and Tapestry of Spies, as well as the nonfiction book Violent Screen: A Critic's 13 Years on the Front Lines of Movie Mayhem.After twenty-five years at the Baltimore Sun, Hunter is now the film critic at The Washington Post. The father of two children, he lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
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