Bestselling author AFN Clarke wrote “An Unquiet American” in 2007-2008. The explosive revelations of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in December 2014 concerning CIA Black Sites and extreme torture during the Bush Administration, makes this powerful, provocative and eerily prophetic novel an even more incredible “must read” of our times.
Rufus Reed, ex-British SAS, is falsely accused of terrorism and “disappeared” to a secret CIA “Black Site”. He’s to be broken “by any means possible”. But nothing is quite what it seems, and Reed is no ordinary prisoner. He was trained in counterterrorism, and as he engages with his captors they develop a growing respect for his intelligence and humanity. As doubts about his guilt grow, so does the horrifying possibility that they’re all pawns in a sinister game instigated by right wing extremists at the highest levels of the US government, conspiring to ensure “their man” wins the Presidency of the United States. A game that makes all of them expendable!
But could “their own” really betray them? As they grapple with the unthinkable, competing forces explode onto the world stage. From a small Irish village to the Port of Al-Aqabah, the White House to the Israeli Knesset, the CIA Black Site to the Vatican, events escalate at an unnerving pace until a mind-bending twist propels the action to a dramatic and unexpected conclusion.
Drawing on the author’s own experiences in the military and as the son of a British MI6 operative living in different countries and political systems around the world, this “politically provocative”, “can’t put the book down” literary thriller tackles highly controversial issues and disturbing decisions in history from 1948 to the present, the far reaching consequences of which we are still dealing with today.