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Allah's Scorpion (McGarvey) Hardcover – Bargain Price, December 26, 2006. One wishes there was a Kirk McGarvey out there and as long as there is a talented author such as David Hagberg, there will be.

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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.

Allah's Scorpion book. Another 'edge of your seat' thriller by David Hagberg. To enjoy Hagberg's Kirk McGarvey books it is necessary to overlook reason and logic for the sake of enjoyment just as it is with the escapades of James Bond, Mitch Rapp, Alex Hawke, Dewey Andreas, John Wells, Gabriel Allon. Each of these literary characters face dangers and solve almost impossible problems, making them heroes to their readers.

Allah's Scorpion is an explosive thriller from David Hagberg that pits Kirk McGarvey one-on-one against Osama bin . David Hagberg writes the most realistic, prophetic thrillers I have ever read. His books should be required reading in Washington.

Allah's Scorpion is an explosive thriller from David Hagberg that pits Kirk McGarvey one-on-one against Osama bin Laden  .

A swarm of terrorist activity has put the United States on its most heightened alert level since September 11, 2001. Under the cover of a moonless night, al-Quaida operatives made their way inside the infamous Camp Delta prison on the American base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Their goal was to free five prisoners. But their attempt fails. The rescuers and prisoners, all former Iranian Navy submarine crewmen, were all killed.

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.

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Former CIA Director Kirk McGarvey is called into action. Former CIA Director Kirk McGarvey is called into action. Masterminded by Osama bin Laden himself, Allah's Scorpion may be the ultimate strike against America, a grand finale to what began on 9/11. A pair of Russian nuclear missiles that were spirited into Libya just before the invasion of Iraq are in transit to an undisclosed launch site in the Atlantic Ocean.

Under the cover of a moonless night, al-Quaida operativesmade their way inside the infamous Camp Delta prison on the American base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Their goal wasto freefive prisoners. Buttheir attempt fails. The rescuers and prisoners, all former Iranian Navy submarine crewmen, were all killed. Their freedom was to bethe first stepinunleashing a deadly act of terrorism--a mission codenamed Allah's Scorpion.

Comments: (7)

Mr.mclav
Having deeply enjoyed Hagberg's submarine adventure "By Dawn's Early Light," I was preparing to immerse myself in another great story. While the story is compelling, it isn't quite up to the standards of the other, wiith characters that are just a little less "likeable", so you don't build a real bond with the heroes that you need to build in order to get the most out of this kind of story.

Worse, the editing of the Kindle edition is absolutely atrocious. There is hardly a single page in the entire book that doesn't have at least one typo or a hyphen in the middle of a normal word. This takes away from the legibility and keeps you from becoming immersed in the story, because incorrectly hyphenated words stop you in your tracks and make you think outside of the story, like "who edited this, anyway?" and that detracts so heavily from the experience.

All in all, a good book, and if it wasn't for the terrible editing, I would give it a much higher rating. But that takes so much away that the book simply doesn't deserve a stronger rating until that problem is resolved (should a revised edition be released, I would expect a free upgrade, and would gladly revise my review at that time).
Downloaded
Another chapter in the adventures of Kirk McGarvey. I sincerely wish we had real life assassins like McGarvey to help protect us from our enemies. This story takes McGarvey from retirement to investigate a prison break at Guantanamo where key terrorists were helped by an insider, to save the Panama Canal from a hijacked oil ship and to save Washington,D.C. from a missile launch by a Libyan submarine. Osama bin Laden was behind these plots. McGarvey made trips to Pakistan so as to once and for all take care of bin Laden. Rupert Graham, the former British navy submarine commander was an interesting evil character. Even though I very much like the continuing saga of McGarvey some things are starting to get a bit thin such as his retiring and returning to duty as well as his relationship with his understanding wife Katy who suffers thru the risks to his life.
Quttaro
It is a trite and over used phrase to describe a book as "hard to put down" or a "page turner." The problem is that neither of those phrases do this book justice. Once you pick it up and start reading about the world according to David Hagberg you have entered a time and place that seem all too real, all to possible and sometimes, all too likely.

The ninth installment on Kirk McGarvey's adventures introduces us to a new foe, a former British Royal Navy submarine captain named Rupert Graham. Graham was one of their brightest sub drivers, but was cashiered after he began to lose his judgement following the death of his wife which resulted in several international incidents. Following that he became a pirate in the South China Sea making a name for himself and eventually attracting the attention of Osama bin Laden. Graham is not a jihadist. He is a mercenary which makes him even more cunning and dangerous. Bin Laden is the one who gave him the nickname of "Allah's Scorpion." It fits.

The novel involves plans by bin Laden to blow up an oil tanker in the Panama Canal as well as acquire a submarine from which he will launch an attack on Washington D.C. Capt. Graham is very much involved in these episodes as is former CIA Director Kirk McGarvey who is attempting to thwart both plans and also to eventually try and complete his own quest to assassinate bin Laden, something he once failed to do. For first and foremost, ahead of all the various hats that McGarvey wears, he is at heart an assassin and one of the best.

To tell the plot beyond that is too difficult without giving it away. There are many twists and turns and moments of peril for all concerned. The story bristles with authenticity and keeps the story line totally within the bounds of plausabililty.

One wishes there was a Kirk McGarvey out there and as long as there is a talented author such as David Hagberg, there will be.
Jark
I have read several of Hagbergs books and found this to be one of the best. He leads you through the shadow world with ease and into very tense situations that you feel that you are there in the midst of the action. Kirk McGarvey is America's not so secret weapon. He is well known by all the bad guys and the novel follows as all the others they cannot get him. In this one he comes up against the most evil of all Ben Laden. Read it and see what happens.
Mavegar
A great thriller. Rouge Submarine Captain takes over an Oil Tanker and tries to destroy Panama Canal. Then rogue submariner uses former Soviet Submarine to launch attack on Washington. Our Hero McGarvey takes on the villain and continues to the final goal, Osama Bin Laden. It'd good McGarvey is on our side. Jack Ryan step aside and let McGarvey save the USA. David Hagberg writes a page turner each and every time. I have been reading his books for many years. Allah's Scorpion is a thrilling read.
Grari
In this latest edition of the Kirk McGarvey series, Hagberg again presents the reader with an action-packed page turner. The story itself starts out with Kirk McGarvey coming out of retirement in an attempt to foil an al-Qaeda plot code named "Allah's Scorpion." 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...long-term McGarvey fans and newcomers alike will enjoy the ride.
Garr
I'll be reading all of David Hagberg's novels. His writing has you on the edge of your seat. You can't wait for the end of the book. This one truly has me hooked on his writing and the characters. This is a great read and I've even recommended it on my Face Book page.
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Thrillers & Suspense
Author: David Hagberg
ISBN: 0765306239
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Forge Books; First Edition edition (December 26, 2006)
Pages: 448 pages