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The Natanz Directive: A Jake Conlan Thriller (Jake Conlan #1)

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A former operative in the CIA's most clandestine division is pulled back in to help prevent Armageddon in the Middle East

An unexpected phone call from the Pentagon propels “superpatriot” Jake Conlan back into the deadly world of international espionage and “black ops” he thought he had left behind him.

Jake is asked to mount an emergency, highly dangerous mission inside Ira
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ebook, 304 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Melvina Davis
A great read and a real page turner!!! I couldn't put this book down. It is filled with tons of action and has a great plot. The authors definitely did a lot of research for this book. They also did an excellent job of vividly describing the characters and places. I felt like I was there with the undercover operative (Jake Conlan) in the Middle East. This really made me think about the current world situations…..I hope someone like Jake Conlan is out there protecting our world. I highly recommen ...more
Ed Olszewski
Never read a "Jake Conlan" thriller before. This one is a real page-turner. I chose it because it deals with things happening in the world TODAY! It's about Iran's threat to blow Israel off the map. Wayne Simmons spent 27 years doing covert / black -ops work, so the realism seems to be there. It's all about stopping Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and saving the world from nuclear war.
Kathleen
This was a page turner about black ops in Iran. Although fiction, Simmons spent 27 years as an operative, so the book feels very authentic. The conflict is fiction, but again based on some "what ifs" from current events. If you are into spy thrillers, I think you will like this.
Terry Price
A little disappointing, but not bad. Passed my test of "would this make a good movie" (has to be a good movie in my mind's eye first).
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I won this is a Goodreads First reads giveaway. I enjoyed the book. It was fast paced and action packed.
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Belfast born, Wayne Simmons, loitered with intent around the genre scene for some years before publication of his debut novel in 2008.

Wayne’s work has since been published in the UK, Austria, Germany, Spain, Turkey and North America. His bestselling zombie novel, FLU, was serialised by Sirius XM’s Book Radio.

He’s a regular contributor to Skin Deep Tattoo Magazine and co-hosts extreme metal show, D
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