Carla Smukowski is a new breed of anti-heroine: an ex-special forces operative struggling to come to terms with her brother's murder by Islamic militants, but unwilling to make peace with a world which has betrayed her. Her collaborator, and occasional lover, is Boyce Hammond, a down-at-heel FBI agent who's been undercover so long he's forgotten where his loyalties lie. Smukowski, Hammond and their squad of middle-aged outcasts - the so-called Ethan Allen Brigade - seize a shipment of Indonesian nuclear waste, intending to construct a radiological 'dirty bomb' to make Mecca uninhabitable for centuries. But just as Hammond begins to fear the group he has infiltrated might pull off their insane scheme, the stolen shipment is snatched from them in turn, by a group of extremist every bit as dangerous - and suddenly America itself is the target. Dazzlingly written, packed with political insight and breathtaking action, "Smite the Waters" turns the terrorist novel on its head: a subversive action thriller for a new era.
Used availability for David Isaak's Smite the Waters
September 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Smite the Waters
Author(s): David Isaak
ISBN: 0-230-52934-8 / 978-0-230-52934-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan New Writing