G.P. Putnam's Sons,
In a remote safe house in the American Northeast, a terrorist is questioned, a psychiatrist is tested, and an assassin is dispatched. . . . His previous novels have been widely praised as "sharp and refreshingly literate" (Chicago Tribune); and "taut and lean and filled with action" (Booklist). In The WatchmenJohn Altman delivers his most gripping thriller yet. An Al Qaeda prisoner named Ali Zattout is moved from Guantánamo Bay to a CIA safe house for observation and interrogation. He is smart, cooperative, and thoroughly Westernized -but is he too good to be true? The man who must question him, Dr. Louis Finney, regrets his days spent working for the U.S. Government. Years have passed since he and his mentor performed experiments designed to develop multiple personalities in unsuspecting patients, but only recently have his guilty nightmares begun to subside. Now his mentor appears on Finney's doorstep, terminally ill, asking him to consult for a critically important CIA case. But the CIA isn't the only group interested in Zattout's information. His capture has aroused concerns at the highest ranks of Al Qaeda. An assassin schooled in ancient arts of meditation and murder is sent to eliminate Zattout before he discloses their secrets. The CIA safe house is as heavily guarded as the secret of its location, but Zattout is not the only traitor within its walls. . . .
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|Grouped Work ID||e9cc36a5-a016-f9a4-f230-b2b482c4b6bd|
|Grouping Author||altman john|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-15 20:02:01PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-24 02:51:23AM|
|author||Altman, John, 1969-|
|available_at_gcld||GRC Granby Library|
|detailed_location_gcld||GRC Granby Adult Fiction|
|display_description||In a CIA safe house, a reluctant interrogator and his subject find that they are the next targets on a ruthless assassin's hit list Psychiatrist Louis Finney is still haunted by nightmares stemming from the work in mind control and psychological conditioning he helped to pioneer for the US government years ago. But when he is asked by his dying mentor to help with the questioning of Ali Zattout, an al-Qaeda operative, Finney finds he cannot refuse. Charismatic, intelligent, and unexpectedly cooperative, Zattout possesses information his masters in the Middle East cannot allow him to reveal. As Finney tries to determine if the terrorist is telling the truth or spinning a web of lies, a relentless killer closes in on the secret location where the two men are trapped together. Too late, Finney realizes that he is a pawn in a conspiracy whose dimensions stretch deep into the corridors of power. A provocative suspense story that peers into the dark corners of the war on terror, John Altman's The Watchmen depicts the murky world of twenty-first-century espionage with thrilling style and fascinating psychological depth.|
|owning_library_gcld||Grand County Library Dist|
|owning_location_gcld||GRC Granby Library|
|subject_facet||Assassins -- Fiction|
Intelligence officers -- Fiction
Psychiatrists -- Fiction
Qaida (Organization) -- Fiction
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Fiction
|title_full||The Watchmen [electronic resource] Altman, John, 1969-|
The watchmen / John Altman