The Hand of Fatima

Hand of Fatima - Myrna Sokoloff

A competently written, easy-to-read, political thriller set in Washington DC, what makes this one different - at least, in my experience - is that whereas most such stories cast fascistic members of the war-mongering right wing, the Tea Party, as the bad guys, here it is the President (this president) who is described repeatedly as naive and an idiot, and who finds himself needing to conspire with and make use of really bad guys in order to cover up such stupidities as, on the one hand, believing the Iranians and, on the other, trusting a terrorist who obtains his release from Guantanamo Bay by promising to betray his former friends in al Qaeda to the SEALS. Guess what happens to the SEALS.