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  • ISBN 0765306220
  • ISBN13 978-0765306227
  • Language English
  • Author David Hagberg
  • Publisher Forge Books; 1st edition (November 1, 2005)
  • Pages 416
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  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Thrillers and Suspense
  • Size ePub 1493 kb
  • Size Fb2 1408 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 820

"My dearest mother," the letter from the young Saudi Arabian suicide bomber begins, as have so many before it. "The day of joy will soon arrive. Send out presents and sweets; prepare my father and my brother for my wedding to come. My black-eyed wife waits for me in Paradise. Rejoice, o my mother, for we will meet in heaven."Suicide bombers are coming to America's heartland. Their targets: our most precious and vulnerable assets, our children. Following the most terrifying lead of his life, CIA Director Kirk McGarvey traces the threat to a terrorist known as Khalil. But upon further investigation he is convinced that Khalil and the Saudi playboy prince Abdul Hasim bin Salman are the same man. The White House wants nothing to do with McGarvey's assumptions; accusing a Saudi prince of such a heinous plan will surely strain the delicate political balance between the US and the Saudis, always thought to be allies as well as our major oil suppliers. But McGarvey refuses to let politics stand in the way of him stopping Khalil, even if it means that the President of the United States will call him a traitor, even if it means he must resign as Director of the CIA to pursue him, and even if it means his meddling will lead to the kidnapping and brutal beating of his own wife.From the deadly frigid Alaskan waters, to the balmy breezes of the French Rivera and finally to the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C., Mac has to unravel the latest threat from Osama bin Laden in order to save American school children from a cadre of suicide bombers willing to martyr themselves for the cause as Soldiers of God.

David Hagberg writes the most realistic, prophetic thrillers I've ever read With "Soldier of God" Hagberg has outdone himself! It isn't very often that I have read a book that I literally found it hard to put down, but this one definitely falls in that category.

David Hagberg writes the most realistic, prophetic thrillers I've ever read. His books should be required reading in Washington. With "Soldier of God" Hagberg has outdone himself! It isn't very often that I have read a book that I literally found it hard to put down, but this one definitely falls in that category. I almost couldn't read it fast enough, but then when it was over I wished it kept going!

With "Soldier of God" Hagberg has outdone himself! It isn't very often that I have read a book that I literally found it hard to put down, but this one definitely falls in that category.

With "Soldier of God" Hagberg has outdone himself! It isn't very often that I have read a book that I literally found it hard to put down, but this one definitely falls in that category. I almost couldn't read it fast enough, but then when it was over I wished it kept going!

With "Soldier of God" Hagberg has outdone himself! It isn't very often that I have read a book that I literally found it hard to put down, but this one definitely falls in that category

With "Soldier of God" Hagberg has outdone himself! It isn't very often that I have read a book that I literally found it hard to put down, but this one definitely falls in that category. I don't know when this book was written, but it is right up to date. Soldiers of God is about all the things that we are wrestling with today. McGarvey is a CIA operative. He is married, and has a grown daughter, who is also in the CIA. The story is a well rounded cast of characters. This is the second 'McGarvey' book for me.

He has earned a nomination for the American Book Award, three nominations for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award and three Mystery Scene Best American Mystery awards

Soldier of God David Hagberg 2005 (McGarvey Book 10). It is a worthwhile book but alas only my first in the McGarvey series. Suicide bombers are com Soldier of God David Hagberg 2005 (McGarvey Book 10).

Soldier of God David Hagberg 2005 (McGarvey Book 10). My dearest mother," the letter from the young Saudi Arabian suicide bomber begins, as have so many before it.

Soldier of God. McGarvey (Volume 10). David Hagberg.

David Hagberg (October 9, 1942 – September 8, 2019) was an American novelist best known for his techno-thrillers featuring super-spy Kirk McGarvey. Hagberg also wrote under the pseudonym Sean Flannery, Nick Carter, David Bannerman, David James, Robert Pell, and Eric Ramsey. Hagberg's style has been described as a cross between Tom Clancy and Ian Fleming.

My dearest mother, the letter from the young Saudi Arabian suicide bomber begins, as have so many before it. The day of joy will soon arrive. "The day of joy will soon arrive. Send out presents and sweets; prepare my father and my brother for my wedding to come. My black-eyed wife waits for me in Paradise. Rejoice, o my mother, for we will meet in heaven. Suicide bombers are coming to America's heartland.

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Global Progression
I'm glad that I have already had my Inside Passage cruising experience in Alaska before I read this book. I have read all of the Kirk McGarvey series written by this author and I have enjoyed them all. During the previous seven books McGarvey has filled a number of roles, howwever he always seems to come back to the role he likes best, i.e., that of an assassin whose mission in life is to save the good guys and kill the bad ones.

Having now risen to the post of CIA Director, one would think that his killing days should be behind them, but if you hold that thought you would be wrong.

As the story starts to unwind, McGarvey and his wife, Kate are boarding a cruise ship in Juneau, Alaska along with former Secretary of Defense, Donald Shaw and his wife. (Note: Ships cruising the Inside Passage do put in to Juneau, but the cruises almost always start at Whittier, AK or Vancouver, BC.)

This is intended to be a chance for R+R for both couples, however a terrorist who is called Kahlil has other plans. As the ship steams through the night, Kahlil and others board the ship and join up with other terrorists who have infiltratred the ships crew and set about taking over control of the vessel. That accomplished with much bloodshed, they then find the SecDef in the ships night club (Grand Salon) and are planning to kidnap him. McGarvey had left the club shortly before the terrorists entered to return to his cabin to retrive an item for his wife. His fortunate absence leads to his aborting the terrorists plan and earning himself a new enemy in the process.

Shortly after, a tape of Osama bin Laden appears warning of another terrorist attack on the United States. It is a particularly chilling message which essentially says there is no way to stop the attack, that the people who will carry it out are already in place and that no one is safe.

Some believe that the kidnapping of the former SecDef was intended to distract the US from dealing with the terrorist threat. McGarvey is also becoming convinced that the terrorist Kahlil (whose face was covered with a balaclava during the raid) is in fact Prince Salman, a Saudi, who while an international playboy, is also a friend of the President and an important member of the Saudi royal family. The evidence is entirely circumstancial, however it is also entirely compelling.

The President will hear none of this and orders McGarvey to abandon any thought of vendetta against Kahlil/Salman whereupon McGarvey resigns his position as DCI and takes on the cause as his own.

To find out "the rest of the story" you will need to let David Hagberg tell it to you. He does it very well, although I felt that a few of the actions of McGarvey were a bit over the top and were uncharacteristic of his expected behavior. I also thought the American reaction to the bin Laden tape was a bit "off." Others might disagree, however all will agree that Hagberg has woven another intricate and complicated story with several subplots that makes for page turning reading and some unsettling thoughts about the future.

[Note to the author: Early in the novel you mention that the cruise ship had set sail from Fairbanks, AK. I assure you that while there is a river that runs through Fairbanks, it is incapable of permitting passage of any cruise ship and in fact its shifting glacial silt makes for difficult navigation of very small boats.]
Yozshunris
Former CIA Operative and now CIA Director Kirk McGarvey returns for more top notch thrills and excitement. Excitement starts out quickly when McGarvey and his wife are going on a quiet Alaskan cruise. Terrorists attempt to kidnap the former Secretary of Defense, who also happens to be a passenger on the cruise. That attack is thwarted by McGarvey after a number of deaths were sustained. It's interesting as to how the terrorists managed to insert operatives into the cruise ship crew which supposedly had been carefully reviewed by the FBI. Was this attack just a diversion? The terrorists have recruited four young men to deliver their message in a 9/11 type of attack against U.S. schools. There is an interesting synergy between two characters, the Saudi playboy Prince Salman and the terrorist leader Khalil. From the Alaskan waters to Colorado and Washington, D.C., there is constant page turning drama. Highly recommended.
Blackbrand
In this latest edition of the Kirk McGarvey series, Hagberg presents the reader with another action-packed page turner. The story itself starts out with Kirk McGarvey, current CIA director and former assassin, on an

Alaskan cruise vacation with his wife and a former Secretary of Defense and his wife. McGarvey is forced to rely on his former skills to thwart a terrorist attack aboard the cruise ship. Without support from the President or the US government, McGarvey vows to track down and kill the terrorist known as Khalil. McGarvey portrays a cool, confident, cerebral agent, yet also displays emotion sufficient to indicate that more than ice water runs through his veins. Hagberg effectively weaves events and characters from previous books to add depth and context. The story moved along at a fast pace, with Hagberg's usual abundance of action and suspense. Give this a read....you won't be disappointed.
black coffe
In a word...WOW!

I'm a huge fan of David Hagberg regardless of the pen name used. The first book of his I read was 20+ years ago ("The Zebra Network" by Sean Flannery). I find most of his books to be very well written and exciting to read.

With "Soldier of God" Hagberg has outdone himself! It isn't very often that I have read a book that I literally found it hard to put down, but this one definitely falls in that category. I almost couldn't read it fast enough, but then when it was over I wished it kept going!

The action was fast-paced throughout almost the entire book and it definitely keeps you guessing, who is who, what will happen next, etc. I highly recommend this book!

Bravo Mr. Hagberg, 5 outstanding, well deserved stars! *****
Iaiastta
I don't know when this book was written, but it is right up to date. I think we all share a sense of helplessness concerning the suicide bombers and other religious killers. Soldiers of God is about all the things that we are wrestling with today.
McGarvey is a CIA operative. He is married, and has a grown daughter, who is also in the CIA. The story is a well rounded cast of characters.
This is the second 'McGarvey' book for me. One thing I like about it is the action. I believe anyone who likes a good action mystery will like the McGarvey stories.