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The Network - A Novel

Jason Elliot

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Description:

In this bold novel, Jason Elliot illuminates the dark recesses of the intelligence community during a crucial moment in history: the struggle to avoid a terrorist attack. In the months before 9/11, former army officer Anthony Taverner is leading a quiet life in the English countryside. But his recruitment for a dangerous mission to Afghanistan by the British Secret Intelligence Service-better known as MI6-shatters his fragile peace and plunges him into the kaleidoscopic world of spying. Under the expert guidance of an old-school hero and veteran of the elite British Special Air Service, Taverner prepares to enter Taliban-controlled Afghanistan to destroy a cache of the CIA's precious Stinger missiles before they can fall into the hands of al-Qaeda. In Britain and America, the intelligence community is poised for a catastrophe that must be kept secret from the public, one that Taverner must attempt to avert-all without exposing a dangerous secret all his own. Based on real characters and drawing on the author's extensive firsthand knowledge of Afghanistan, this is a thriller of rare authenticity, providing sustained insight into influences surrounding 9/11 and raising questions about the role of intelligence agencies in historical events deliberately hidden from the public eye.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

11h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:26


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

33:08


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

38:40


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

26:43


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

38:38


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

40:16


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

01:00:22


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

48:09


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

01:05:20


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

24:17


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

44:55


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

58:28


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

44:29


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

51:24


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

45:26


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

01:04:34


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

00:22