Kareem was an Afghan resistance fighter of the 1980s and was once on the CIA payroll.
But now he's responsible for the murder of an American CIA agent in Pakistan, which may compromise an intricate, long-planned CIA operation to capture Osama bin Laden.
CIA officer Paul Patterson, who ran Kareem as an agent during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, sets out to track him down. Patterson navigates a shadow land of intrigue in England, Africa, the Middle East, and the U.S., where truth and lies seem to merge. Meanwhile, Muhammad Atta and the other conspirators prepare their attack on the World Trade Center. The climax is a stunning reversal of everything that Patterson's quest has led him to expect.
Peopled with Washington bureaucrats, old CIA hands who operate by their own set of rules, African rebels, diplomats, and assassins, this thriller captures the world of the CIA and the terrorists with the intensity John le Carre brought to the Cold War.
"MacKinnon is an incredibly talented writer, and "Morning Spy, Evening Spy" holds its own with the best of John le Carre and Len Deighton. In a world of high-tech thrillers full of robotic wizardry, MacKinnon delivers espionage literature in its classic form, where intelligence agents are human, flawed, and ultimately courageous in the face of this era's formidable enemies."--Steven Hartov, co-author of the "New York Times "bestseller "In The Company of Heroes"
"A riveting behind-the-scenes look at CIA dealings with al Qaeda. So convincing you can't be sure where fiction ends and non-fiction begins. A first-rate intellectual thriller." --John Altman, author of "The Watchmen"
"Provocative and powerful, "Morning Spy, Evening Spy" by Colin MacKinnon sweeps across continents and time in an unforgettable tale of espionage and politics set amid seismic clashes of culture and history. MacKinnon writes with the soul of an artist and the clear eyes of someone who knows today's world very well. I am now a fan."--Gayle Lynds, "New York"" Times "bestselling author of "The Last Spymaster"
"With a tight prose style and riveting detail, MacKinnon takes us through the alleys and back offices of the U.S. spy network with an eye for the bravery and foibles both human and political. And as in all good fiction, what we see is ourselves."--Jonathon King, Edgar Award-winning novelist of "The Blue Edge of Midnight"