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Without Sanction With Author Don Bentley

Feb 6, 2020 | 14:47 GMT

Don Bentley’s new action-packed thriller, Without Sanction, follows a Defense Intelligence Agency operative trying to help a Pakistani scientist in Syria escape from the Islamic State.

In this episode of Stratfor's Pen and Sword podcast, Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton sits down with former Army Apache helicopter pilot and FBI agent Don Bentley. Bentley is the author of a new thriller, Without Sanction, which follows a Defense Intelligence Agency operative named Matt Drake.

A man haunted by a bloody experience in Syria, Matt suddenly gets thrown back into the world of espionage when a Pakistani scientist working for the Islamic State asks for his help to escape. Join us as Bentley discusses his action-packed debut novel and why he decided to leave his established career in foreign intelligence and counterintelligence to become an author.

Reading List

Without Sanction, by Don Bentley

Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America, by Fred Burton and Samuel Katz.

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