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Thursday at Noon

By: William F. Brown
Narrated by: Eddie Frierson
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Treachery and double-dealing are the rule in this spy-versus-spy thriller.

A dead Mossad agent, Nazi rocket scientists, the Muslim Brotherhood, a corrupt American ambassador, and two missing Egyptian tank regiments—somebody’s trying to start another Arab-Israeli war.

Richard Thomson is a burnt-out CIA agent who the Agency dumped in Egypt because they couldn’t think of a worse place to send him. Already gnawed on by Langley and set up by the Cairo police, his day can't get much worse until someone leaves a dead body on the rear steps of his hotel with its head lopped off like a ripe melon. 

A message? No doubt about it. The body belongs to Mahmoud Yussuf, a fat petty thief and wannabe spy who is peddling photographs of a long-abandoned RAF base in the Egyptian desert. 

While the world focuses on Russian missiles in Cuba, no one notices the ones being rolled out in the Egyptian desert pointed at Israel—no one except Thomson. 

Alone and on the run, no one believes his story—not the CIA, not the US ambassador, and most assuredly not Captain Hassan Saleh, chief of the Homicide Bureau of the Cairo Police, who wants to hang Thomson for murder.

Like Night of the Generals, this is a murder mystery wrapped inside an international political thriller. Tick tock, tick tock—it's all going to start at noon on Thursday, unless Thompson can stop them. 

This Cold War spy thriller will sweep you back to when John Kennedy was in the White House, Nikita Khrushchev ruled the Kremlin, and Gamal Abdel Nasser sat precariously in Cairo, threatened by the radical Islamist fringe of the Muslim Brotherhood. 

Looking for a good beach book or something to curl up with in front of the fire? This fast-moving conspiracy thriller is from the author of many other books with over 1,000 Kindle five-star reviews. Enjoy!

©2014 William F. Brown (P)2022 William F. Brown

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  • J Dunn
  • 01-10-22

Turmoil in Egypt early 60s

A has been drunken US spy finds himself in the middle of mistaken identity scenario. The Egyptian police, German mercanaries and his own embassy agents are after him. An old RAF base outside of Cairo keeps pulling him into his spy mode and putting his life in danger. Meanwhile an Army Colonel is plotting to overthrow Nassar. The two situations come together at "Thursday at Noon" when two V2 rockets are to be launched from the old RAF base.

A good spy thriller based in 1962 Egypt. Ex-Nazi German SS troops and scientists play a big part in the story plus some insight into Egyptian culture and resentment aimed at Britain.

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 17-08-22


Failed mission when he was a CIA , drinking and thinking of those days of missions. Curiosity was still there when he was approached with pictures of what made be going on at the airfield.
I enjoyed this story of how he is and would always have that curiosity and CIA training for the government. Well done and with good narration.
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