The Scorpion's Gate By
Richard A. Clarke
Brian Douglas, working for British intelligence, is in Bahrain's five-star Diplomat Hotel when the bomb goes off. He's as used to carnage as one can be, after his years in Iraq. But much has changed since that war. The sheiks have been driven out of Saudi Arabia-now called Islamyah-and Iraq has become a vitual puppet of Iran, which is now packing nuclear heat. The coalition forces are long gone from Saddam's homeland, after pulling out their troops and leaving the mess behind.