The Man from Pakistan

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2008-11-11
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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The world has entered a second nuclear age. For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the threat of nuclear annihilation is on the rise. Should such an assault occur, there is a strong likelihood that the trail of devastation will lead back to Abdul Qadeer Khan, the Pakistani father of the Islamic bomb and the mastermind behind a vast clandestine enterprise that has sold nuclear secrets to Iran , North Korea , and Libya . Khan's loose-knit organization was and still may be a nuclear Wal-Mart, selling weapons blueprints, parts, and the expertise to assemble the works into a do-it-yourself bomb kit. Amazingly, American authorities could have halted his operation, but they chose instead to watch and wait. Khan proved that the international safeguards the world relied on no longer worked. Journalists Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins tell this alarming tale of international intrigue through the eyes of the European and American officials who suspected Khan, tracked him, and ultimately shut him down, but only after the nuclear genie was long out of the bottle.

Author Biography

Douglas Frantz is managing editor of the Los Angeles Times, where he has been a business reporter, an investigative reporter, and a foreign correspondent based in Istanbul. He has also been a reporter for the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and has won several honors for his investigative reporting.
Catherine Collins has been a reporter for The Chicago Tribune and written for The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. She has authored several books with her husband, Douglas Frantz, including Celebration and Death on the Black Sea.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. xi
The Smiling Manp. 1
An Accidental Opportunityp. 8
The Muslim Alliancep. 18
Going Homep. 30
The Pakistani Pipelinep. 40
Double Standardsp. 49
The Road to Kahutap. 65
Operation Butter Factoryp. 73
Actionable Intelligencep. 83
A Nuclear Cowshedp. 91
See No Evilp. 103
Crimes and Cover-Upsp. 117
Nuclear Ambiguityp. 130
Man of the Yearp. 147
One-Stop Shoppingp. 154
Wishful Thinkingp. 162
Saddam's Grambitp. 180
Missed Signalsp. 191
Nuclear Nationalismp. 200
More and More Piecesp. 214
A Mysterious Murderp. 222
Inside the Networkp. 235
Tightening the Noosep. 252
"With Us or Against Us"p. 266
Diplomatic Chessp. 275
Spy Gamesp. 288
The Drowning Manp. 299
Checkbook Proliferationp. 315
Nuclear Wal-Martp. 331
Who's Next?p. 345
Epiloguep. 358
Acknowledgmentsp. 366
Notesp. 369
Indexp. 400
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