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by Terence Strong

  • ISBN: 0743285638
  • Author: Terence Strong
  • ePub ver: 1784 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 416
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (July 7, 2008)
  • Formats: lrf lit docx lrf
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literary
epub President Down download

Down' is an English book that unless you are familiar with some of the British military terminology you .

Down' is an English book that unless you are familiar with some of the British military terminology you might need translations: DPM - disruptive pattern material - what we would call camouflage, when the agents talk about visiting Grosvenor Square they are going to the American Embassy, GCHQ is their intelligence headquarters. Terence Strong really does very little translating for his American audience and some are not easy to figure out or familiar to Americans, some like MI5 or MI6, the tube might be more well-known.

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Simon and Schuster, 3 сент. Terence Strong was brought up in south London. His bestselling novels include Whisper Who Dares, the first authentic SAS thriller, The Tick Tock Man, Cold Monday and Wheels of Fire.

Former intelligence officer and one-time instructor at the British Army School of Sniping, Phil Mason is struggling to make ends meet as a private investigator when he's contacted by his former M15 liaison officer. The overstretched security service needs all the help it can get hunting down members of al-Qaeda terror cells in the UK - and Mason needs the cash.

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Former British intelligence operative Phil Mason has embarked on a new career as a struggling private investigator. He's grateful for the offer of work from his former M15 liaison officer, Joe Lassiter, who requests his assistance in the hunt for members of al-Qaeda cells in the UK. M15 has a shortlist of 'low level' suspects who need to be investigated and eliminated from enquiries. Teaming up with his former associate, Jasmina (Jazz) Alagic, Mason sets out to track down Lassiter's suspects. At first, he finds the surveillance work mind-numbingly dull - until one of the subjects, a man known as Khan, starts to behave extremely suspiciously. Breaking into Khan's home, Mason and Jazz discover him dead, his throat slit. An encrypted email on the dead man's laptop reveals an enigmatic reference to an assassination attempt to be made on the US president during his forthcoming official visit. Heading a small team in the hunt for Khan's killer and the would-be assassins, the terrible truth dawns on Mason: there must be a traitor within the UK security apparatus. The tension ratchets up as the date of the President's visit fast approaches and the identity of the would-be assassin is revealed: a shocking revelation with dire consequences. Mason must hastily re-learn his old counter-sniper skills if the President's life is to be saved.
Comments (4)

Uaoteowi
A good story with plenty of false leads ( I was Wrong till almost the end) It was an easy going read but with a clever plot and sub plots a real good who is it, it meandered on its way leaving plenty of calling cards along the way with a considerable number of bodies. It was cleverly put together and while there were plots and sub plots it was always easy to remember the story line. At one point I asked myself am I reading the correct book as the title did not seem to fit until well on into the book. Then when it was revealed the story line was very good until it's conclusion
Tiv
Excellent story. First I've read by this author. Kept me interested throughout. Looking forward to reading more of Terence Strongs novels.
BeatHoWin
I have enjoyed other Terence Strong books and assumed this one would be no different. However, the constant anti-American Government bashing became quite tedious. The exchange between the MI5 officers and Phil Mason lamenting the relationship between Israel and America failed to mention that it was in 1917 that Britain decided that the Jews should have their own homeland. Perhaps they could also have mentioned the carving up of the Middle East by France and the UK post World War One. I felt that the author adopted a somewhat sympathetic attitude towards the Muslim terrorists throughout the book - summed up as the fault of the US Govt Middle East Policy.
It was pretty obvious quite early on who the mole was, but I am confused about Jazz's surname. When Phil Mason met Jazz in 1993 she was introduced as Jasmina Alagic. Later in the book it is revealed that Jazz's husband's name is Roland Alagic. Were they married in 1993? Highly doubtful given that Jazz professed a great love for her husband and therefore would probably not had an adulterous affair with Mason. Also doubtful Jazz and Roland coincidentally shared the same surname (pre -marriage) given she was Bosnian and he Algerian. All up, not a bad yarn, but I don't think I would rely on MI5 to protect me from a terrorist sttack.
Xurad
`President Down' is an English book that unless you are familiar with some of the British military terminology you might need translations: DPM - disruptive pattern material - what we would call camouflage, when the agents talk about visiting Grosvenor Square they are going to the American Embassy, GCHQ is their intelligence headquarters. Terence Strong really does very little translating for his American audience and some are not easy to figure out or familiar to Americans, some like MI5 or MI6, the tube might be more well-known.
There are also some interesting insights to the British view of the war on terror and of President Bush, who is the president in the title. However there is very little of the president in here. Some of the statistics mentioned, like US aid to Israel are questionable - so know that some tolerance for these factors are going to be needed to enjoy reading this; as is a lot of the radical Muslim rants about "the most evil man in history".
There is really no mention of the president until page 286. There are over 500 pages in the novel, it is somewhat drawn out in places. There is a double twist at the end, that I never saw coming - either one, and usually they are pretty obvious to me. For most of the book the settings are realistic, however it ends at a non-existent RAF/USAF Airbase.

If you make it through the 500 pages and the British military information, you can still smile at the hero and main character, a former British marine sniper, who after a botched break in, waits for the authorities and makes a cup of tea for everyone.
So... for those of us that enjoy political/military/suspense you might appreciate this English author and this book.

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