by Douglas de Bono ISBN 0-9579858-1-9 383 pages, $17.95 Two former enemies in the Middle East-Iraq and Iran-join forces in the spirit of Islamic fundamentalism to punish the great infidels-Russia and America. They recruit an American-Chechen to assassinate President Vladimir Putin on American soil following the presidential election in 2000. Saddam Hussein and Ayatollah Kambiz Abbasi hope that the murder of the Russian leader will throw these old enemies back in an arms race against each other and deflect attention from their regimes. "This terrorist tome is a must read, and Douglas De Bono rises above even Tom Clancy and Clive Cusseler in his portrayal of the world today.." - B. Toews. "As usual, the pace and suspense continue until the last page in this tightly plotted, complex thriller tying in with the sinking of the Kursk and the 2000 Presedential election. The descriptions of war torn Grozny are vivid, as are the depictions of real life people and events. All of Douglas De Bono's books have been excellent reads and they deserve the attention of a mainstream publisher."