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“The Iraqi Deception” by Charles Barker is published

09-03-2018 12:10 PM CET | Arts & Culture

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The Iraqi Deception

The Iraqi Deception

ISBN #978-1789552027

“The Iraqi Deception” by Charles Barker is published

Fast-paced thriller which asks what if Saddam Hussein actually had biological weapons and hid them outside Iraq?

About the book:

In the lead up to the second Gulf War, Saddam Hussein has acquired through the Russian mafia a sizeable quantity of biological weapons, specifically weapons grade anthrax. As yet undiscovered by the allies’ monitoring agencies, he is concerned that its discovery might bring about an attack on his country and so arranges for it to be hidden outside Iraq.

The allies invade anyway and in the chaos following the conflict, the anthrax vanishes. British Intelligence is determined to find and secure the stockpile but they are up against criminal enterprises and nation states that would equally like to possess the anthrax for their own ends. The stage is thus set for a calamitous showdown, which will play out in the Yellow Sea and the back streets of Hong Kong.

This is a fast moving story that takes the reader through the Middle East, Russia and South East Asia. Barker seamlessly weaves fact and fiction into a powerful page-turner at the end of which one is left asking; did this really happen?

Excerpt from the book:

“The gas was smoky and had a sinister, yellow colour. It rolled slowly over the marshes, propelled by an innocent and gentle early morning breeze.

If anything, it was the silence that first awoke the inhabitants of this sparse and empty region. There were no sounds at all; no birdsong or splashes in the reeds, only a terrible quietness and an awful sense of dread. They looked out of their homes and perceived the cloud, at first at a distance – but all too soon, they saw the first out-riding tendrils drifting into the edge of their village. There was a strange, almost sweet, yet slightly sickly, sulphurous smell in the air as someone started to cough. The coughing spread and soon many villagers were choking and spluttering, an awful and ghastly burning sensation engulfing their throats, lungs, eyes, noses and mouths. There was barely time for them to panic. Disorientation set in quickly, then the vomiting and retching. There were few screams or tears, only an inexorable sense of helplessness and finality. In the days that followed, as the mustard gas filtered through into their digestive systems, causing more pain, diarrhoea, fever, nausea and vomiting, the lives of so many people were inexorably extinguished.”

Amazon Reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars gripping stuff
20 August 2018
Format: Kindle Edition - Verified Purchase

Charles Barker knows how to rip a yarn along and this book makes a bitter subject sweet in surprising places.

Skilfully handled, quick paced and compelling. Gripping stuff indeed


5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional thriller and strongly recommended
22 August 2018
Format: Paperback

This is a convincing, riveting alternative history novel in which Saddam Hussein has a stockpile of biological weapons but when the allies invade Iraq, the anthrax has mysteriously gone missing. The Brits are up against rogue states and criminal gangs to find these destructive biological weapons of mass destruction before they're used for nefarious ends.

This international thriller, which takes place in Iraq, Russia and Hong Kong, is pacey throughout and makes you wonder whether this could have (or indeed has!) actually happened.

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New Generation Publishing
Tel. 01234 711 956

New Generation Publishing is a professional publishing house in the UK.

107-111 Fleet Street
London, England EC4A 2AB

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