By Brad Thor
A weapon designed to decimate the Roman Empire has simply turn into the #1 hazard to the United States.
From the nationwide bestselling writer of The Lions of Lucerne, Path of the Assassin, and State of the Union comes the main gripping overseas mystery but that includes army SEAL grew to become covert counterterrorism agent Scot Harvath.
"Scot Harvath is the correct all-American hero for the post-September eleventh world."
-- Nelson DeMille
When a secret hundreds of thousands of years within the making threatens to catapult the enemies of the US to a convinced and decisive victory, the one individual the president can demand assistance is the fellow the management has simply fired.
Caught live to tell the tale Al Jazeera in an off-the-books operation, Scot Harvath's occupation has been terminated and he's pressured to visit floor because the president bows to strain from a ruthless senator together with her attractions set at the White condominium. but if the tide within the struggle on terror by surprise turns opposed to the united states, the president has no selection yet to secretly carry Harvath again inside.
Ducking a congressional subpoena, Harvath travels to the Mediterranean, the place he learns of a shadowy association that has been combing the earth for many years looking for the last word weapon to take advantage of opposed to the U.S. and her allies.
Now, after 3 summers of record-setting warmth throughout present-day Europe, one gradually melting Alpine glacier has given up an old secret--one with the capability to thrust civilization again into the darkish Ages.
From Cyprus, London, and Paris, to Italy, Switzerland, and Saudi Arabia, Harvath needs to race opposed to the clock to forestall one of many maximum evils ever to stand the USA. together with his attribute high-voltage motion, sweeping overseas locales, and meticulous examine, Brad Thor has created one other supercharged novel that's absolute to thrill.
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56 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, arts 11, 27(1), 12, 26. See Grant V McClanahan, Diplomatic Immunity: Principles, Practices, Problems (New York: St Martin’s Press, 1989), 163. 57 58 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, art 41. Ibid, arts 22, 27, 29, 31. 59 Paul Lewis, ‘France Proposes 2 Sides Evacuate Embassy Staffs’, New York Times, 19 July 1987; Michael R Gordon, ‘Russians Brieﬂy Detain US Diplomat, Calling Her a Spy’, New York Times, 1 December 1999; Ian Fisher, ‘In Serbia, Politics in Turmoil as US Diplomat Is Detained’, New York Times, 16 March 2002.
See also Chapter eight, section 4. 1. ’ If any state refused to make use of spies, it was to be attributed to their loftiness of mind and conﬁdence in acting openly, rather than to their view of what was just or unjust. In the event that any of these spies were caught, however, Grotius noted that they were usually treated ‘most severely . . 33 The brutality of the response also indicated the danger posed by espionage and the difﬁculty of guarding against it. 36 This highly unusual situation is compounded by a kind of statute of limitations that rewards success if the spy rejoins the 32 Hugo Grotius, De iure belli ac pacis libri tres , translated by Francis W Kelsey, Classics of International Law (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1925), bk III, ch iv.
The underlying assumption of this arrangement is that intelligence collection is an important or at least an unavoidable component of diplomatic relations. These considerations are even more relevant to a fourth body of international law that casts light on the regulation of intelligence gathering: arms control. 66 Intelligence can provide this information and arms control regimes exhibit innovative means of protecting it. 67 The inability to reach agreement on a veriﬁcation regime, such as on-site inspections, had for some time stalled agreement on a test ban and arms control treaties even as space-based surveillance increased access to information on the conduct of the other party.
Blowback (Scot Harvath, Book 4) by Brad Thor