28.6.11

UNUSUAL ALLIES.  Tom Clancy's Against All Enemies, a joint venture with Peter Telep, envisions a joint venture of Islamic militants and Latin American druggies to wreak havoc of several kinds in the United States.  No spoilers in Book Review No. 18.  But I have to wonder if Mr Clancy is rethinking a line from Patriot Games, in which some Irish militants who seek the help of Islamic militants come to view insh'allah as "manana without the urgency."  Or perhaps he's making use of some of his connections, and alerting readers to a possible threat, or to a threat already blocked.  Or maybe he's making it up.  Whatever.  Quick read.  Finished it in the course of a recent train ride.

(Cross-posted to 50 Book Challenge.)

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