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- A Memoir of War, Espionage, and Diplomacy in the Middle East
- By: Jack O'Connell
- Narrated by: Eric Jason Martin
- Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
A CIA station chief, later Jordan's lawyer in Washington, reveals the secret history of a lost peace.
Jack O'Connell possessed an uncanny ability to be at the center of things. On his arrival in Jordan in 1958, he unraveled a coup aimed at the young King Hussein, who would become America's most reliable Middle East ally. Over time, their bond of trust and friendship deepened. His narrative contains secrets that will revise our understanding of the Middle East.
Fantastic Memoir - Decent ME Analysis
- By AB on 05-01-15
Fascinating CIA Station Chief Account
Would you consider the audio edition of King's Counsel to be better than the print version?
Did not read the print version.
What was one of the most memorable moments of King's Counsel?
The author disrupts a coup attemp against King Hussein and gets the coup plotters to sign confessions.
Have you listened to any of Eric Martin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Any additional comments?
Excellent insider account of the author's time as CIA station chief in Amman and thereafter his account of behind the scenes negotations involving the United States, Israel and Jordan. Very insightful and gripping.