Geologist Trace Brandon has been in Mali less than two months. He’s nearly been killed twice, lost a drilling rig to a well-placed RPG, and fallen for Peace Corps volunteer Molly Wainwright. All pretty much SOP for West Africa, until his friend Gordon Watson is brutally kidnapped by Al Qaeda. …

A dead Mossad agent, Nazi rocket scientists, the Moslem Brotherhood, a corrupt American ambassador, two missing Egyptian tank regiments, and a burnt-out CIA agent – someone is trying to start another Arab-Israeli war, and it’s all going to blow up in his face at Noon on Thursday unless he can …