The Analyst



When Professor Russell Conrad received a call to fly to Washington, he didn’t expect that he would find himself in Saudi Arabia trying to rescue the President and prevent a nuclear war. After Conrad is summoned to Washington, he finds himself on Air Force One as part of an American delegation to a secret peace conference in Saudi Arabia. President Omar Sanjar’s hopes of forming a lasting Middle East peace are shattered when the American delegation is kidnapped. Their captors’ ransom demands present a moral dilemma that threatens to plunge the Middle East into a nuclear war. Conrad’s role is transformed from CIA advisor to an agent as he tries to rescue Sanjar and warn Israel of the impending missile attack.

Main Characters

  • Dr. Russell Conrad – Consultant for the CIA on Middle Eastern Economics and Energy and Director of the Cowell Center at SMU
  • Omar Sanjar – President of the United States
  • David Abraham – Director of the Special Operations Division of the Mossad or “Metsada” which is involved in assassination, paramilitary operations, sabotage, and psychological warfare
  • Glen Fitzpatrick – Deputy Director, Near Eastern and South Asian Analysis, CIA
  • Prince Iban bin Saoud – Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and friend of President Omar Sanjar
  • Yossuf bin Ibrahim – Leader of cell Gamera of the Dubai Jihad
  • Lawrence Glidden – Vice President of the United States
  • Randy Cavendar – Secretary of Defense
  • Stephen Claremont – Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Donna Caruthers – Intelligence Collection Analyst,  Near Eastern and South Asian Desk, CIA
  • Harlan DuBois – Secretary of State
  • Margaret “Maggie” Louise GuntherNational Security Agency Chief of Staff

Places in The Analyst

Images of the the Battle of Greasy Grass or the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

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