by M.H. Sargent
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In this fast paced thriller, Iraq’s top terrorist makes two promises – a kidnapped American contractor will be executed on a given date, his body dumped in Baghdad’s Green Zone and a major attack will occur in seven days.
Working desperately to find the American and thwart the impending attack is an elite 4-man CIA team which includes an attractive female doctor. But they can only watch helplessly as the terrorist and his masked henchmen behead the American during a live video feed carried on the Internet.
What they don’t know is that one of the masked men is not a terrorist, but completely innocent. He is an Iraqi pharmacist who has infiltrated the group. His only objective – to find his missing fiancée, who the terrorist has also kidnapped.
After the beheading, he is free to go. But little does he know that his fiancée will bring the deceased American's head to the Green Zone, and inside the dead man's mouth is evidence linking him to the terrorist.
M.H. Sargent is a graduate of UCLA taking a degree in English with one goal in mind - writing. After stints at several small newspapers in Southern California and free-lancing for various magazines, Sargent wrote several screenplays, which seems to be a prerequisite for writers living in the Los Angeles area. Several were sold, although none produced. However, that provided an income and allowed Sargent to keep writing.
When the U.S. went into Iraq in March, 2003, Sargent was intrigued with the idea, what were the Iraqis thinking? After careful research, the thriller manuscript, SEVEN DAYS FROM SUNDAY, was completed. The manuscript was then reviewed by a retired military intelligence officer and changes were made per his recommendation to assure its authenticity. After that was the usual submissions to literary agents which seemed to produce the same result - great writing, but everyone hates the war, so we're going to pass.
Undaunted, Sargent then decided to go the electronic publishing route via Amazon's Kindle.
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