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The Terrorists' Apprentice
by Walter Craig
A cruise ship sails from Australia into the Indonesian Archipelago with 2500 passengers and 700 crew; among them are terrorists who plan to sink the ship with everyone on board. They've been recruited by al Qaeda to provoke a war between Australia, one of America's staunchest allies, and Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim country. They plan a massive explosion that will ...more
Published October 28th 2013 by Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
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For a book with a rather unassuming cover and a somewhat generic blurb, The Terrorists' Apprentice proved to be a welcome surprise. It's very much a throwback to the big disaster books of the 70s and 80s, in terms of being a high-concept, high-stakes thriller, but it smartly does away with the bloated cast and soap opera pacing. Instead, Walter Craig puts just a half dozen or so key characters at the forefront, keeps their stories from becoming bogged down in drama, and never allows the pacing ...more