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About the Author: José Rodrigues dos Santos

José Rodrigues dos Santos is the bestselling novelist in Portugal. He is the author of five essays and eight novels, including Portuguese blockbusters Codex 632, which sold 192 000 copies, The Einstein Enigma, 178 000 copies, The Seventh Seal, 190 000 copies, and The Wrath of God, 176 000 copies. His overall sales are above one million books, astonishing figures considering Portugal’s tiny market.

José’s fiction is published or is about to be published in 17 languages. His novel The Wrath of God won the 2009 Porto Literary Club Award and his other novel Codex 632 was longlisted for the 2010 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

His first novel, The Island of Darkness, is in the process of being adapted for cinema by one of Portugal’s leading film directors, Leonel Vieira.

José is also a journalist and a university lecturer. He works for Portuguese public television, where he presents RTP’s Evening News. As a reporter he has covered wars around the globe, including Angola, East Timor, South Africa, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iraq, Bosnia, Serbia, Lebanon and Georgia. He has been awarded three times by CNN for his reporting and twice by the Portuguese Press Club.

José teaches journalism at Lisbon’s New University and has a Ph. D. on war reporting.


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ISBN10: 8499181899 | ISBN13: 9788499181899

Un comando checheno consigue robar dos cajas de uranio enriquecido de un almacén nuclear ruso. Acaba de empezar una nueva pesadilla para la humanidad?Tomás Noronha, el criptólogo reconocido mundialmente, se encuentra de vacaciones en las islas Azores cuando Frank Bellamy, el director de la sección de Ciencia y Tecnología de la CIA, se pone en contacto con él. Bellamy está convencido de que el talento de Tomás, y especialmente su profundo conocimiento del Islam, es crucial para descifrar un misterioso mensaje de Al Qaeda que la CIA ha conseguido interceptor. Mientras en El Cairo, Ahmed se debate entre las enseñanzas del mulá de su mezquita, sheikh Saad, quien explica al chico la naturaleza pacífica y tolerante del Islam, y las del maestro de su madraza, Ayman, quien le habla de un nuevo Islam, uno que pregona la Yihad y el odio hacia los infieles. Uno que Ahmed acabará escogiendo. Ira divina es una novela sobre el mundo que nos ha tocado vivir, profusamente documentada, cuidadosa hasta el mínimo detalle y revisada incluso por un ex miembro de Al Qaeda. A través de la vida de Ahmed, nos introducimos en el mundo de los radicales islamistas y empezamos a descifrar las claves para entender quiénes son, lo que quieren y cuán grande es la amenaza que suponen.

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