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"A tale of intrigue too frightening to believe - and too believable to ignore. But you had better believe it, because Le Gallo is the real thing."
Porter Goss, former Director of the CIA, from his introduction.
San Rafael – March 5, 2010 - Le Gallo takes us from Ian Fleming’s Cold War tales to realistic 21st century espionage in a whirlwind adventure that will change the politics of the Middle East for ever.
The Caliphate by André Le Gallo was released by Dorchester Publications on January 26, 2010. A business trip takes Steve Church into a world threatened by a radical Muslim group that will stop at nothing, including assassination, to restore the Caliphate, the global Muslim empire of the faith’s early years. Barely escaping separate attempts on their lives, Steve and Kella Hastings, the North African-born adopted daughter of an American diplomat spurn the overly bureaucratic CIA and its French equivalent to stop the terrorists from imposing their medieval values.
Terrorist leader Tariq al Khalil plans to reconquer the lands of the Caliphate from the states bordering the Sahara, as the Prophet initially conquered his empire starting from the sands of Arabia. However, to revive popular support and funding from wealthy patrons, he turns toward the Zionist entity, a more lucrative target. The Mossad, which has a spy in the heart of the extremist organization, the CIA and the French all lose track of Al Khalil’s plans, giving the terrorists running room. Fortunately, Steve has his own penetration of al Khalil’s group and he follows al Khalil’s tracks. Using Unmanned Air Vehicles, al Khalil captures a secret military installation in Israel, giving him control of Israel’s last gasp weapon with which he threatens to destroy the capitals of Middle East regimes it deems apostate.
The lives of millions now depend on Steve and Kella who are al Khalil’s hostages in an underground Israeli bunker.
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About the Book:
The Caliphate by André Le Gallo
ISBN 10: 0843963050 / ISBN 13: 9780843963052
Publisher: Dorchester Publications
Date of publish: January 26, 2010
About the Author:
André Le Gallo is a veteran of several coups, a war and a revolution. Under cover and accompanied by his (real) bride and family, he operated in all the countries of The Caliphate during a distinguished thirty-year career with CIA’s elite Directorate of Operations, today’s National Clandestine Service. He was Chief of Station in four countries managing counterintelligence, covert action, and special operations. He was also the National Intelligence Officer for Counterterrorism, the one-stop-shop of US intelligence on terrorism.
Following his CIA career, Le Gallo served as a Vice President for an energy company with a presence in over thirty countries, was a Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, was President of the Association for Intelligence Officers’ San Francisco chapter, and is active in supporting wounded veterans. He resides in Northern California with his wife Cathy.
The book’s main character, Steve Church, is modeled on Le Gallo’s son, Christopher, who was killed in a plane crash at the age of 33.
André Le Gallo,