FREDERICK HARRISONFREDERICK HARRISON served in CIA's Senior Intelligence Service, as well as in the Office of Naval Intelligence and National Security Agency.    He lives in the Washington D.C. area where he writes and consults on intelligence sharing matters.

Author Frederick Harrison brings over 30 years of experience into a realistic yarn that could be happening today (or tomorrow)...His portrayal of the relationships between federal, state, local, and international law enforcement and intelligence organizations, based on this experience, adds extraordinary realism to an already believable and exciting plot...A highly readable book, both informative and entertaining.
--Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly

The busy intelligence officer who "does not have time to read novels" should take the time to read this one...
--RADM Thomas Brooks, USN Ret. Former Director of Naval Intelligence

Without resorting to caricature, and with a comprehension of jihad and strategy that's alarming in its real-world implication, the author logically implements a plotline that underscores how easy it would be to pull-off another 9/11 terror strike. At the same time, Harrison's depiction of coordination efforts---and frequent animosity--among the White House, CIA, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, police and the National Guard will inspire awe-
--Kirkus Discoveries


 A Story Collection by Frederick Harrison



Hiding in Theaters

And Other Stories

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The short story is a snapshot of its author’s perception of the world in which he or she is living, its denizens and events illustrating (not always intentionally) the dominant features of the times.   F. Scott Fitzgerald’s many stories, for example, illuminated the hedonism of the nineteen-twenties, while those of master spy storyteller, Eric Ambler, evoked the clouds gathering over Europe in the nineteen-thirties.   Frederick Harrison’s focal point is the second decade of the twenty-first century, his stories sometimes serious, sometimes not.   The Universal Toka-Woka, for example, involves a device for delivering fast food over the Internet; the #TheJesusApp chronicles the adventures of three young geeks seeking to gain fame and fortune channeling their inner Zuckerberg.   A Distant Date Certain, however, tells what happens when the brilliant success of NASA’s interstellar exploration program reveals more than we really want to know.   There are eight short stories in the collection, the title novella being sort of a bonus.   It is the story of a man and woman who meet in a movie theater, while hiding from life, and are reborn.


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November Station
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Amid increasing criticism on Capitol Hill and expanding protest by Say No To Drones, the CIA extends its Predator drone operations into west Africa, reclaiming a disused airfield outside the city of Mopti in central Mali that it designates November Station. Intelligence sources indicate that Islamist Karim Tounkara, whose invading forces had overrun almost the entire northern portion of the country two years earlier, before being driven out by intervening French forces, was preparing to try again, this time joined by even more extremist veterans of insurgencies in Pakistan, Yemen, and Afghanistan. Their strategic objective is to establish in Mali a secure base from which to expand jihad throughout north and west Africa. A further complication is the discovery of enormous petroleum deposits underlying the Malian Sahara. November Station and nearby Mopti become the focal points of an ultimately deadly international competition for political, military, and economic dominance.

In this entry in his Intelligence Community series, Frederick Harrison again ranges broadly in player and locale, telling his fast-moving story perhaps a bit ahead of actual events.

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The Bin-Laden Prize
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A website in Yemen associated with the Islamic jihad announces the offer of a $25,000,000 prize, in memory of Osama bin-Laden, to be awarded the group or individual perpetrating an attack in the continental United States that exceeds in impact the catastrophe of 9/11. Some in the Muslim world believe it a plot to entice would-be contenders to expose themselves to CIA counteraction, but the FBI is informed that the Prize’s sponsors are actually prominent businessmen in New York City.

 The Bureau borrows operative Hannah Crossman from the CIA to go undercover on the staff of their organization in an effort to obtain evidence sufficient to prosecute. Her mission becomes complicated by the intervention of a far more dangerous group of individuals insisting it be recognized as a leading claimant of the Bin-Laden Prize.

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The Drone Paradigm
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In a bid to conclude American involvement in Afghanistan successfully, Washington places a risky bet on the prospects of would-be Taliban leader Mir Batani Khan, a young, fearless insurgent seeking to unite the warring factions within Afghanistan under his leadership to develop the country's bountiful resources and great economic potential. CIA provides cash and covert assistance in the form of drone strikes against common enemies. Operative Hannah Crossman and others are deployed to advise Batani and keep him alive. After a number of bold strikes, however, it becomes apparent that Batani's success has alarmed Pakistan's leadership, which fears a prospective competition with a resurgent Afghanistan. Action shifts rapidly from Washington to Paris to Islamabad to Dushanbe, Kabul, the hinterlands of Afghanistan and back again. Frederick Harrison's characters range from the insurgent-on-the-street to the President of the United States, all against a present day, real world background that will absorb the reader's interest.

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Her Eyes Were
Filled With Tears

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With few resources in lawless Somalia, CIA joins forces with Jamal Free, a highly successful pirate devoting most of the ransom money he’s collected to a counterinsurgency campaign to free his native Somalia from the extremist al-Shabaab, funded by the Agency’s arch-opponent (but sometime collaborator) Abdul Rashid, mastermind of the Islamist jihad.

CIA officer Hannah Crossman, under cover as a journalist, is sent to ride Free’s flagship, Spear of Islam, a restored surplus warship. Through Hannah, Free’s fighters are provided with tactical intelligence support from U.S. collection systems and, with CIA assistance on the ground, they begin to gain the upper hand in Mogadishu.
To counter, Abdul Rashid brings in fanatical and experienced fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan, turning the leadership of al-Shabaab over Ardeshir Zaballah, a Chechen fugitive. Free’s relatively untrained troops begin to be overwhelmed, and control in Somalia’s capital and the countryside starts to shift back to the extremists. Filled with new confidence, Zaballah resolves to strike directly against Jamal Free (and Hannah).

In the fourth of his Intelligence Community novels, Frederick Harrison again brings readers into the company of a broad range of realistically drawn characters ranging from the President of the United States to an insurgent fighter in the streets of Mogadishu. Outcomes in Her Eyes Were Filled With Tears are not always satisfactory or clear, but the world they reflect is real, dangerous and exciting.

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The Remote Compliance Inducer (the RCI), an electronic device designed to steer the decisions of those subjected to its radiated signal, is offered to senior executives of the U.S. Government for no cost evaluation. All assume it to be a hoax or potential fraud, but are intrigued by the advantages to be gained, should it perform as claimed.     Admiral Philip Bergen, Director of National Intelligence, becomes involved, along with the FBI, when an Inducer is discovered in the White House, radiating from a room below the Oval Office.    Examination by the National Security Agency reveals the technology to be of Russian or Soviet origin, and newly elected President Mason Kitteridge directs the DNI to organize an immediate investigation.    Bergen finds the mystery of the RCI to be entangled in the urgent threats and challenges to the United States and its leadership: the rise of Islamic extremism and the power aspirations of a resurgent Russia.

As in his earlier Intelligence Community novels, An Opaque War and A Course To Stay, the author involves the reader in the day-to-day interaction of a large cast of characters ranging from the President of the United States to a shadowy Jihadist mastermind in Paris, to an embattled Pakistani police officer in Islamabad as the story lines of The RCI converge and move rapidly toward resolution on a global stage.

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An Opaque War
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In the complex, highly ambiguous war on terrorism, the task of connecting the dots is complicated by differences of perception and motivation brought to the process by the many involved, and sometimes competing, organizations and individuals. "An Opaque War" explores the interaction of intelligence and Law Enforcement with White House politics at their point of intersection: Fleet Week in the harbor of New York City. As a terrorist plot develops and moves toward an explosive climax, it is not clear that there are dots, much less how they are to be connected. The reader becomes involved in following the players, both friend and enemy, as their lives and events move toward a dramatic and violent finale.

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A Course To Stay
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Admiral Philip Bergen, Director of National Intelligence, is caught between the demands of the global war on terror and those of a White House increasingly focused on the coming Presidential election. A dramatic alteration of U.S. strategy for combating Islamic extremism may be in the offing, prompted by a growing crisis in Pakistan. Its effect may be as dramatic as the shift of the Soviet Union from World War II ally to Cold War enemy. The pace of events is rapid and the sweep broad. A Course To Stay begins in Washington and ends in Afghanistan, with London, Paris, Ankara, Islamabad, and Karachi in between. As in his earlier novel, An Opaque War, the author tells his story through the day-to-day interaction of his characters, all drawn with real-world believability, from the President to the leader of the international Islamic jihad, to CIA field officers dealing with the challenges of Pakistan and Afghanistan. His command of insider detail and finely tuned ear for authentic dialogue, against a background of real-world global issues, puts the reader in the company of a compelling cast of personalities conducting the high-stakes affairs of their nations, their business ventures, and their God-driven crusades.

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