DEADLY PERFUME by Gordon Thomas

DEADLY PERFUME

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Seriously unhappy with the New World Order, a top-rank international terrorist gets his hands on some Chinese anthrax and blackmails the Western world. Mossad to the rescue in journalist Thomas's first novel after 30 nonfiction works (Enslaved, etc. etc.). The despicable terrorist is Mr. Khalil Raza, a most irritable chap who has hooked up with the meanest mullahs in Iran. The exceptionally resourceful Mossad agent is Mr. David Morton, whose physician sister was blown up in one of Raza's political statements. Having tracked Raza's agents across Asia to witness their purchase of the world's deadliest bacillus from corrupt Chinese scientists, Morton has the devil's own time convincing his government and the rather Arab-leaning American security apparat that Raza is up to no good. Indeed. The fiend has nothing less in mind than the elimination of Israel and of Western corruption in the Moslem world, as well as control of the Middle Eastern oil fields. His weapons, above and beyond the anthrax, are his network of agents in the rotten West, his army of fanatical soldiers in Libya, and his little circle of compliant terrorist groupies who will do anything for the archcriminal, including carrying the anthrax around the world in little perfume bottles. By the time Morton convinces various presidents and prime ministers that they have a problem, the pretty acolytes have already begun to spread their nasty germs. Moderately exciting, never subtle superinternational-global thriller.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-06-017971-6
Page count: 384pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 1992




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