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The Terrorist: A Thriller - Peter Steiner I rated this a 5, in the context of having read all of the prior Louis Morgon novels by Steiner. Once more the rediscovered humility, reticence and humanity of the aging Louis succeeds in contrast to the hard edged and inhumane activities of his old organization. A subtle point in the denouement, when Sanchez, who has convincingly denied all knowledge of the torture and reason for the continued imprisonment of Louis' young friend Zaharia, intervenes, because of the leverage Louis has gained with his knowledge of the real threats from Queda, and orders Demetrius to release Louis and all of Louis' friends. Perhaps just romanticism and wishful thinking on my part, but I really enjoyed thinking if even for a moment that goodness might prevail.