The Supplicant - a thriller novel by - Regis Sheehan

The Supplicant is a spy novel/thriller set in the era between the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 attacks in the US.

Suppose that the US Government, despite its technical intelligence gathering capacities and expansive worldwide collection coverage, was unable to detect a lethal threat to the nation.

Suppose that, in response to the anger and embarrassment of the Khobar Towers attack, the National Security Council threw caution to the wind. 

Suppose that the NSC turned to an off-the-shelf covert Special Activity to conduct a HUMINT penetration of our jihadist enemies.

Suppose that the goal was to risk all to prevent another such attack against US interests.

What are the odds?

The author is a Special Agent with the US State Department's Diplomatic Security Service.  He is currently the Chief of the Counterintelligence Division.

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