The Fourth Horseman by David Hagberg is the 20th installment of the New York Times bestselling Kirk McGarvey series featuring a rogue CIA agent claiming leadership of Pakistan that Kirk McGarvey must track down and kill (Available February 23, 2016).
Pakistan is torn apart by riots in the streets. The CIA sends Pakistan expert David Haaris to meet with leaders of the military intelligence apparatus which all but controls the country, to try to head off what appears to be the disintegration of the government.
But Haaris has other ideas. After disguising himself, he beheads the president in front of a mob of ten thousand people and declares himself the new Messiah. He says he will bring peace and stability to the country by allying with the Taliban.
At that moment, miles to the south on the border with Afghanistan, one of four stolen nuclear weapons is detonated.
Pakistan has become the most dangerous nation in the world. Legendary former director of the CIA Kirk McGarvey is given a mission—assassinate the Messiah, code name: The Fourth Horseman.
At midnight a private Gulfstream biz jet that had just arrived from Paris touched down at the newly opened Gandhara International Airport near Pakistan’s capital city, Islamabad. David Haaris, the only passenger, made a telephone call.
He was a slightly built thirty-eight-year-old man wearing khaki trousers, an open-necked white shirt and a dark blue blazer. He had the long, delicate fingers of a concert pianist and a round, pleasant face, slightly dark, as if he’d been spending his weekends in the sun. His eyes were wide and jet black, and held intelligence and power that were immediately obvious to anyone meeting him for the first time. His voice was soft, cultured, with a hint of an upper-class British accent, and his vocabulary and grammar were almost always perfect. At the Pakistan Desk in the CIA his was the last word on proper usage.
His call was answered on the first ring by a man speaking Punjabi, Haaris’s first language. “Yes.”
“I’ll expect you in my office the moment you’re clear. Good luck.”
“Are you looking for trouble?”
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