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Cairo, 1962. Richard Thomson was already having a very bad day when someone left a corpse lying on the rear steps of his hotel. Its head had been lopped off like a ripe melon and had been posed so it could look back down at its own body. A message? In this international mystery thriller, there is no doubt about it.

Thomson is a burned-out CIA Agent and the body belongs to Mahmoud Yussuf, a fat petty thief and some-time spy who is selling photographs of a long-abandoned RAF base in the Egyptian desert. What the photos have to do with a dead Israeli Mossad agent, Nazi rocket scientists, the fanatical Moslem Brotherhood, and two missing Egyptian tank regiments could start the next Arab-Israeli War or stop it.

Alone and on the run, no one believes Thomson's story - not the CIA, the US Ambassador, and most assuredly not Captain Hassan Saleh, Chief of the Homicide Bureau of the Cairo Police, who wants to hang Thomson for murder.

Like Night of the Generals, this is a murder mystery wrapped inside a CIA spy thriller and historic fiction. The slums of Cairo are a tinder box of discontent and the first faint whiffs of a military coup against the shaky, new government of Abdel Gamal Nasser are in the air. Tick Toc, Tick Toc! In this CIA action adventure and suspense thriller, if he doesn't solve the mystery, something is about to blow up in Thomson's face at Noon on Thursday.

©2012 William F. Brown (P)2014 William F Brown

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  • Ivan Velikov
  • 04-10-20

Nice short book

This is a nice short book. So far i like all the book that William Brown have wrote. Can't wait for the net one. :-)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-08-20

Super!

Tremendous plot, excellent storyteller, absolutely wonderful characters and a really good narrator! Great job Bill Brown!

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 13-08-20

Excellent

1962 Egypt, we have corruption, spies, murder and it seems like a lot of bad dangerous men. Good action, and setting, the audio added to this good spy plot, with a good clear voice, given audio for my voluntary review

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  • David C Taylor
  • 31-07-20

Action packed cold-war spy story!

William F Brown’s Thursday at Noon is a well-crafted spy story that uses cold-war era history of Egypt, Nazis, and a burnt-out CIA officer on his last legs as he gets enveloped in a spy game run by unknown entities. The action in this story didn’t let up and I several instances I found myself feeling sorry for Thompson and Captain Saleh both of whom seemed destined to be trapped on a merry-go-round of chaos and deceit. Having grown up during the time this story takes place made it even more poignant, because I can remember the cold war and the various things, we as children/youth went through each day because of the tensions of the time. Mr. Brown’s story not only brought back these memories it provided some exploration into the what if scenarios he provided. Eddie Frierson’s narration brought each character to life and kept me on edge with his story telling skills.

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  • JH & DDDH
  • 19-07-20

Alternate(?) History Espionage

There's hardly a "good guy" in the bunch, but our protagonist does get around to doing the right thing. Very realistic setting in 1962 Eygpt with SO many factions, and nations, vying for dominance. Excellent storytelling with action and plot twists aplenty. And, outstanding narration of the Many foreign accents. I highly recommend for those who like to think of "What If?

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  • Carolyn
  • 16-07-20

Friend or Foe

A good story to keep you thinking. Some of the time I was wondering who were the “bad guys” or “good guys”. The story was descriptive without being boring. My congratulations on the different voices of the characters. That was very well done. Anyone who likes political fiction should enjoy this one. A little humor was even thrown in occasionally to break the seriousness of the story.

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  • Shirley Rinehart
  • 02-07-20

Thursday at Noon by William F Brown

This was my first William F Brown book. It’s a fast moving middle eastern thriller with lots of twists and turns. If you enjoy action packed stories, this is a must read. Great job with the narration also!!

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  • Kathryn B.
  • 12-11-15

Excellent!

I suppose I'm biased because the author is my father, but this is one of my favorites of his books. WWII spy thrillers are not my usual read, but this one has a great lead character and a very suspenseful plot. You should totally buy this book for you and all of your friends!

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