Men's Adventure John Altman The Watchmen

ISBN 13: 9780515139310

The Watchmen

3,41 valoración promedio
( 101 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780515139310: The Watchmen

In a remote safehouse three men are facing off: an unusually cooperative Al Qaeda prisoner who's under interrogation; a psychiatrist whose specialty is mind-altering drugs; and a CIA agent dispatched on an assassination mission.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

John Altman comes from an extended family of writers. His previous books are A Gathering of Spies, A Game of Spies, and Deception.

From Publishers Weekly:

When captured al-Qaeda operative Ali Zattout proves less than forthcoming with his CIA interrogators, they subject him to the manipulations of regretful psychiatrist Louis Finney, who tries everything from mellow conversation to electroshock-induced "de-patterning" and "psychic driving." Meanwhile, Zattout is being stalked by a nameless assassin, alumnus of an Asian temple cult of assassins, whose hypno-meditative regimen makes him so stealthily lethal that he is shudderingly referred to as the "ghost wind." Altman (A Gathering of Spies) excels at taut psychological confrontations, engrossing procedural and nerve-wracking action set pieces, replete with the theory and practice of mind control, interrogation techniques, cryptanalysis and murder. But the intrigue and mayhem spring from recognizable human motives. Like the Americans here, Altman's terrorists have affecting backstories and a sense of duty and payback that explains their acts, and they feel misgivings at the brutality they inflict. Orientalist clichés are off-loaded onto the assassin, a representative of the "True East," whose violence, unlike that of Muslims and Westerners, is not a tragic product of ideology and history but a mystic pathway to enlightenment, though even he is plagued by doubts and depression. Altman's blend of suspense, action, psychological depth and moral murk makes this a wonderful espionage thriller for a Code Orange age.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Altman, John
Editorial: Berkley (2005)
ISBN 10: 0515139319 ISBN 13: 9780515139310
Nuevos Mass Market Paperback Cantidad: 2
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Berkley, 2005. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110515139319

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 29,95
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,56
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Altman, John
Editorial: Berkley
ISBN 10: 0515139319 ISBN 13: 9780515139310
Nuevos MASS MARKET PAPERBACK Cantidad: 1
Librería
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Berkley. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0515139319 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.1175182

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 52,90
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,27
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

John Altman
Editorial: Jove (2005)
ISBN 10: 0515139319 ISBN 13: 9780515139310
Nuevos Mass Market Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Jove, 2005. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0515139319

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 71,38
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,42
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío