The Disciple by Stephen Coonts

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In this new novel by the New York Times bestselling author, Stephen Coonts, Iran is weeks away from acquiring nuclear weapons and has every intention of using them to strike first-- only Tommy Carmellini and Jake Grafton can stop a nuclear nightmare

Iran is much closer to having operational nuclear weapons than the CIA believes, and Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has a plan. Iran will become a martyr nation, and Ahmadinejad will lead the united Muslims of the world in a holy war against the non-believers.

But the Americans have a secret weapon in a group of Iranian dissidents, including a brother and sister determined to avenge the death of their beloved grandfather at the hands of the religious police. They are funneling information to Carmellini. They want to stop the attack before their leader launches a new world war. But will the U.S. government believe the information they are providing, and can the Americans prevent the Israelis from taking matters into their own hands, which could prove disastrous?

Returning to the kind of military and espionage story that made Cuba one of his most successful novels, Coonts weaves an unforgettable tale of men and women at war, with the sort of dramatic military action and undercover technology for which Coonts is known.


About Stephen Coonts

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STEPHEN COONTS is the author of sixteen New York Times bestselling books that have been translated and published around the world. A former naval aviator and Vietnam combat veteran, he is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Colorado School of Law. He lives in Colorado.
Published January 1, 2010 by St Martins Pr 2010-11-30. 596 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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The President, notwithstanding the evidence in front of him, refuses proactive action against Iran, leaving it to Grafton and Carmellini to work within the parameters that are outlined for them.

Dec 29 2010 | Read Full Review of The Disciple

The Roanoke Times

Now, 15 books later, Grafton is retired from the Navy and, as head the CIA’s Middle East division, has been given the seemingly impossible task of preventing Iran from destroying Israel and all of its Muslim neighbors.

Dec 13 2009 | Read Full Review of The Disciple

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Consequently, if Grafton and Carmellini fail to find a 'non-military' means of stopping Ahmadinejad from firing his missiles, they will need to quickly change gears and figure out a way to stop the Iranian missiles from hitting Israel, as well as other sites throughout the middle east.

Feb 14 2012 | Read Full Review of The Disciple

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