Stuart Craigie
Espionage action thrillers
2016 Stuart Craigie. All Rights Reserved
5.0 out of 5 stars: They send two of their best agents to infiltrate and destroy this faction of Al ...,
By  Pam Truax  November 16, 2016
This review is from: The Pakistani Connection (Paperback)
The Pakistani Connection by Stuart Craigie is a book of espionage, intrique and terrorism. The United States has set out and succeeded in killing Bin Laden, but the MI6 has reasons to believe that Bin Laden has not been running Al Qaeda for quite sometime. They send two of their best agents to infiltrate and destroy this faction of Al Qaeda. John Sebastian had been a top soldier with SAS before becoming wounded and not able to continue his duties. Immediately after leaving SAS Sebastian applies and becomes a reporter for Al Jazeera. Naeem Fiazudin is a SAS agent and highly trained and regarded in his field. The two of them had worked together previously in the hunt for Bin Laden.
Mike Sanders, the MI6 director knows they have a daunting task ahead-to identify and destroy the true leader of Al Qaeda. Sanders, his staff, American intelligence, Sebastian and Fiazudin begin the process of the infiltration into this faction. Fiazudin is to work on the inside and Sanders and Sebastian assist on the outside.
Fiazudin returns to his Muslim Mosque and begins his journey to return to Allah and become a part of the inner circle. This inner circle will lead Fiazudin eventually to the leader and mastermind of A lQaeda. Sanders, Sebastian and Fiazudin spend months and months working and delving to try and circumvent obstacles to keep Fizaudin from being "found" and "taken" care of within this terrorist group.
Fiazudin becomes the leader for the raid on a prison to break out a fellow Afghan whose brother was very high in the Taliban. The raid is successful and there begins the groups trust and promotion of Fiazudin. He, Sanders and Sebastian could never have imagined what the faction is planning. This single mission, if carried off successfully, will change the entire world and elevate Al Qaeda to the most powerful position ever imaginable.
Fiazudin is recruited and chosen to mastermind the theft of bombs from a Pakistani plant and then place them in four places around the world. Al Qaeda and MI6 have engineers planted in the plant that aid and assist in their cause.
Craigie takes this intense, indepth account of the months, weeks and days leading up to the theft and keeps the reader totally enthralled and entrenched in The Pakistani Connection. He weaves the account of each participant to each other and the project to the point that you absolutely cannot put the book down. Craigie is a master at keeping the technical jargon, etc. that is needed to tell the story, easy to read and follow.
Highly recommended! Thoroughly enjoyed!!