Cairo, 1962. Richard Thomson was already having a very bad day when someone left a corpse lying on the rear steps of his hotel. Its head had been lopped off like a ripe melon and had been posed so it could look back down at its own body. Thomson is a burned-out CIA Agent and the body belongs to Mahmoud Yussuf, a fat, petty thief who tried to sell him photographs of a long-abandoned RAF base in the Egyptian desert. What the photos have to do with a dead Israeli Mossad agent, Nazi rocket scientists, the fanatical Moslem Brotherhood, and two missing Egyptian tank regiments could start the next Arab-Israeli War or stop it.
Alone and on the run, no one believes Thomson’s answers — not the CIA, the US Ambassador, Colonel Ali Rashid of Egyptian State Security, and most assuredly not Captain Hassan Saleh, Chief of the Homicide Bureau of the Cairo Police, who wants to hang Thomson, preferably around the CIA’s neck . Under pressure from within and without, the slums of Cairo are a tinder box of discontent and the first faint whiffs of a military coup against the shaky, new government of Abdel Gamal Nasser are in the air. Thompson and the young daughter of one of the German rocket scientists have five action-packed days and nights to figure it out. Tick Toc, Tick Tock! Something is about to blow up in Thomson’s face at Noon on Thursday.
This is another thrilling historical novel from William F. Brown. I read his book Amongst My Enemies a few months ago and I was hooked. He has a style of writing that pulls you in and doesn’t let you go. It’s obvious that he does his research and that he enjoys his history. Thursday at Noon is an action packed spy thriller that combines politics, ambition and religious fanatacism for an explosive story. Richard Thomson is a down and out CIA operative who gets caught up in a race against time to prevent a major catastrophe that would change the Middle East forever. German rocket scientists, Muslim extremists and Egyptian cops all cross paths and make for quite an interesting tale that will leave you breathless by the end. Another blockbuster from this author that gets a 4/5 from me!
Buy the book on
Thursday at noon will be FREE on amazon the 17th, 18th and 19th!
We will also be hosting a giveaway for all 3 of his books with 7 winners from the 21st-25th so come back for that!