The Phoenix Affair by Paul Clark
Summary: It’s a quick trip to Paris, right? A little cloak and dagger work, but anybody can do that when nobody’s after you. All you have to do is get to a meeting. No problem, unless someone IS after you.
Colonel Paul Cameron takes the trip, thinking he’ll be home in a week after a quick meeting with his old friend Fahd al-Auda, a General in the Royal Saudi Air Force. But what he soon learns is that Fahd knows something is going on in Saudi Arabia something that he fears may turn into the most diabolical plot yet to threaten the American homeland. Fahd has left Saudi and come to Paris, and he doesn’t know he’s only one step ahead of the al-Qaeda mastermind’s pursuit, a pursuit designed to kill him and all his family before they can reveal anything and ruin the plan.
What ensues is a desperate chase, from the subways of Paris to the parched dunes of the Arabian Desert, The Phoenix Affair is a fast-paced and intricately-wrought thriller that skips across three continents. Cameron turns out to be a natural survivor, with skills he’s never used, and his is a sweeping tale of technology, tradecraft, quick-thinking and hard fighting from the first pages to the final climactic conflict.