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5.0 out of 5 stars Stone-cold classic
Blows the likes of Clancy out of the water - this is how techno-thrillers should be. Action-packed, nerve-shredding and terrifyingly prescient. A stone-cold classic thriller.
Published on 15 Sep 2005 by Mr. Warren M. Fisher

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2.0 out of 5 stars Typical Technothriller Fare
This book is somewhat different to Bond's previous novels in that it is much more of a standard technothriller. His earlier works were more akin to war simulations, albeit well written and gripping reads at that.
The Enemy Within is not quite so sure-footed. The basic premise is that America is laid to siege by Iranian-sponsored terrorism, this action covering...
Published on 21 April 1999


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stone-cold classic, 15 Sep 2005
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Mr. Warren M. Fisher (East Grinstead, West Sussex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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Blows the likes of Clancy out of the water - this is how techno-thrillers should be. Action-packed, nerve-shredding and terrifyingly prescient. A stone-cold classic thriller.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just Brilliant!, 1 Feb 2013
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This product is the most brilliant item I have ever bought and I really enjoy the simplicity that it brings.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Typical Technothriller Fare, 21 April 1999
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This book is somewhat different to Bond's previous novels in that it is much more of a standard technothriller. His earlier works were more akin to war simulations, albeit well written and gripping reads at that.
The Enemy Within is not quite so sure-footed. The basic premise is that America is laid to siege by Iranian-sponsored terrorism, this action covering Iran's secret objective. This is all well and good, and is painstakingly set-up for much of the first half of the book. Unfortunately, a number of coincidences are relied upon and the characters by and large are paper-thin and cliched.
The plot is all wrapped up too easily towards the end and the conclusion itself feels very rushed after the fairly sedate pace of the previous 400 pages or so.
After the excellent Cauldron, this is a bit of a disappointment, and only to be read if you are a Larry Bond fan. And to be honest, even that may not be enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bleak, Cold and Sinister Tale of Iranian-Backed Terrorism., 15 Feb 2014
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This was my third Larry Bond novel after 'Vortex' and 'Red Phoenix' and one of my favourites. A complex and hard hitting techno-thriller with real bite and plenty of malice, 'The Enemy Within' accounts for an Iranian terrorist campaign of exceptional ruthlessness being inflicted upon the United States. Written before 9/11, it strikes a deep and uncomfortable cord as well as highlighting the failure by the US authorities to take terrorism as a serious national threat.

Colonel Peter Thorn thinks that he's made real diplomatic headway with the new head of the Iranian Military, General Amir Taleh, a man he knew in his youth during the Shah years... but he is mistaken. Taleh is planning a ruthless strike against his enemies and he intends to use the United States as the primary battle-ground. The General sends many Islamic extremists to the US and begins a campaign designed to fracture US society and begin a civil war utilising every conventional and unconventional means available to achieve this.

Bond has produced a very bleak and sinister story but he also keeps it real. You root for the protagonists and you despise the bad guys, no matter how they try to justify their atrocities. You want them captured, even killed and when they are, it's at a cost. And this is a consistent feature of Bond's novels, evident in 'Vortex' and 'Red Phoenix'; the good guys die, often and hard. Bond also creates some very nasty villains in this novel and one's with motivation, conviction and intelligence. It is where TEW stands out as a frightening and gripping novel; the fact that these antagonists may actually exist.

With a convincing ending and a sort-of love story sub-plot, 'The Enemy Within' is a modern classic and an excellent techno-thriller and a must read for those with an interest in geopolitics.
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