By Preston Fleming
Beirut, 1982. Conrad Prosser is a talented Arabist, specialist agent handler, prolific intelligence reporter, and a gourmand of Beirut's underground nightlife. yet, as his two-year journey on the U.S. Embassy nears its finish, Prosser's intelligence occupation is in jeopardy simply because he has no longer recruited an agent whereas in Lebanon, a sine qua non requirement for merchandising.
Surveying his many contacts, Prosser selects an enticing Lebanese doctoral scholar and her idealistic brother as applicants for improvement. even as, he holds clandestine conferences via day and evening together with his string of Lebanese and Palestinian brokers, urgent them to find who's in the back of the most recent wave of auto bombings that has terrorized Muslim West Beirut. but if one in all his brokers provides details used to seize a Syrian-backed bombing group, Prosser units off a cycle of retaliation that threatens greater than his profession and loved lifestyle.
At first denying, then later concealing, obvious makes an attempt on his existence, Prosser units out to avoid wasting either his activity and his dermis, exploiting his brokers, his ally, a former lover, his new female friend and her enigmatic brother. In doing so, he places their lives in danger and discovers too past due the impact of his heedless activities.
DYNAMITE FISHERMEN bargains advanced characters, fast paced motion, a vibrant portrayal of human intelligence operations and the flavour of Beirut in the course of its darkish days of ci
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O Gott. « �Gabrielle ist okay, ich habe einen Schlag auf den Kopf abbekommen. « Hoffmann schaute Gabrielle an, die daraufhin nickte. « Zwei Minuten später fuhr der Krankenwagen die Zufahrtsstraße zum großen Universitätsspital hinauf. Durch die getönten Scheiben konnte Hoffmann einen kurzen Blick auf das riesige Gebäude werfen – zehn hell erleuchtete Stockwerke, die in der Dunkelheit wie ein großer internationaler Flughafen strahlten. Dann verschwanden die Lichter, als hätte irgendjemand einen Vorhang heruntergezogen.
Die Lampe von unten warf ein schwaches Licht auf den Treppenabsatz. Er blieb auf der Türschwelle stehen und lauschte. Die Geräusche – wenn es sie denn gegeben hatte, was er allmählich bezweifelte – waren verklungen. Nach etwa einer Minute ging er zur Treppe und dann sehr langsam hinunter. Vielleicht lag es daran, dass er vor dem Zubettgehen Darwin gelesen hatte. Jedenfalls registrierte er jetzt, während er die Treppe hinunterging, mit wissenschaftlicher Nüchternheit seine eigenen körperlichen Symptome.
Er dachte kurz nach. « Leclerc hob den Blick. »Da gab’s mal einen Maurice Genoud bei der Genfer Polizei. Wenn ich mich recht erinnere, ist der in die private Sicherheitsbranche gewechselt. Tja …« Ein nachdenklicher Ausdruck machte sich auf Leclercs zerfurchtem Gesicht breit. Er widmete sich wieder seinen Notizen. »Sie müssen natürlich sofort alle Kombinationen ändern lassen. « Als im Hausflur die Klingel ertönte, zuckte Hoffmann zusammen. �Das ist wahrscheinlich der Krankenwagen«, sagte Gabrielle.