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Ascent from Darkness

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
An international thriller of espionage, love and war, interwoven with profound, world-changing events. Reluctant CIA operative Stone Waverly travels a shadowy trail from Odessa to Cologne to Amsterdam to Damascus, as agents with terror links evade an international dragnet. Everyone is suspect and nothing is as it seems, in a land where Islamic extremists determined to plun ...more
ebook, 655 pages
Published August 20th 2010 by H-G Books (first published June 27th 2007)
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Sep 21, 2008 Maggie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the back cover of the book: A top CIA agent, with a mission impossible to find weapons-grade uranium in the heart of the Islamic world, becomes a real life 007 who sacrifices family for duty to country when he joins U.S. forces and Iraqi peasants alike in a quest to change the face of the Middle East after the overthrow of the Butcher of Baghdad. Masterfully using known facts of the Iraq war, including where weapons of mass destruction may have been hidden and how Saddam Hussein was topplie ...more
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Mar 23, 2010 Deborah Robb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is fabulous. It takes place in various locations over a couple of years at the beginning of the Iraq war weaving together 3 stories. One story is based on a CIA agent, another on a Kurd fighter and the third story is based on two soldiers in the Special Forces. Each story is rather fascinating and unfolds showing their point of view and/or experiences of Iraq and the people, fighting and tragedy of what was endured under Saddam Hussein.

The book itself reinforced more what I hear from t
Jennifer Vogel
May 26, 2009 Jennifer Vogel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is just barely a 4 star book. It had sooooooooo much promise and was really great all the way until the last few chapters. Would have like to see a little more tying up of loose ends. Why give us so much about the characters to just end everything with very little fanfare, explanation, etc. This could have been a 5 star book if Wilson's editors would have changed the endings of some of the main storylines. Great book, hard to put down b/c you really want to know what happens to the characte ...more
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excellent view into war and all tthose affected
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