From the New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk-show host comes a high-intensity debut thriller, the story of a smeared network journalist who uncovers a chilling terrorist plot.
Jack Hatfield is a hardened former war correspondent who rose to national prominence for his insightful, provocative commentary. But after being smeared as a bigot and extremist by a radical leftist media-watchdog group, he ultimately loses his job and finds himself working in obscurity as a freelance news producer in San Francisco.
One afternoon, Hatfield is on a ride - along with the SFPD bomb squad - when a seemingly routine carjacking turns deadly, after police find several pounds of military-grade explosives in the jacked car. And when the FBI urges Hatfield to stay out of it, he knows he’s onto something big.
This event will open up a shadowy trail that leads Hatfield from San Francisco to Tel Aviv, London, Paris, and back again, as he works with a stunning Yemeni intelligence agent and a veteran Green Beret to expose a terrorist group known as the Hand of Allah - and a plot within the highest corridors of power that will dwarf 9/11.
In this lightning-paced first thriller, spanning the globe from Europe and Israel to the back alleys of San Francisco’s Chinatown, a reporter must make the choice between protecting his own life and investigating a terrorist cell whose goal is nothing less than total political control - no matter what the cost.
©2011 Michael Savage (P)2011 Macmillan Audio
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The three reviews I found here after listening to "Abuse Of Power" were so slanted it seems they are obviously politically motivated. Their leanings are showing.
I found the story gripping and not easy to put down. The narrator, Peter Larkin, I think did a fine job, very entertaining.
Michael Savage has two large followings: those who love him and those who don't.
We are reviewing his book not him. If you were expecting to listen to a vanilla novel with no political comment you purchased the wrong book.
And why is Audible only showing these three horrible reviews? This is not representative of the 38 people that reviewed the book.
One of the best audio books I have heard.
The detial of the encounter wiht MI6 in Londaon
The golden gate bridge at the end of the book.
no, I commute so I listen during my trips back and forth to the office.
A page turner, well written and exciting.
Brian is an avid reader. He is interested in great stories and human behavior. His job is as a behavioral specialist in public schools.
...but be warned that there is some content that those who will not appreciate some of the descriptions in the book. There are descriptions of intimacy that verge on romance novel. I personally think it would have been better written without those parts, but the story had some great twists that kept me guessing. There were points were there was over description, but I tend to be very critical in that way. The average listener who wants a good mystery and thriller will enjoy this book I think.
A very good story. Some graphic sex but otherwise, 4star rating because of this. a great story line that probably has some basis in fact.
Narrator was very good.
The pacing and discriptions are great.
The night club in the UK.
The night club in the UK.
Truth, Justice, and the American way :P
I highly recommend this book. Every one I gave this book to they have been impressed. The reader reads it well.
the story felt a little bit slow to start but it is not long before it picks up speed and then once it gets to the top it's like you're going downhill without brakes!
Immersive, fast paced and plausible. The story seems like it would be a reach on the surface but is executed with deft realism and surprising minimalism. The dialogue was crisp, funny and biting without winking at you. I love savage on air but was skeptical about this fiction diversion. I apologize to myself for not reading it sooner. This is smart thrilling compassionate entertainment that tackles issues with a clear conscience and strong voice. Loved it.
I did like Peter Larkin's narration of the story. I was very impressed with his ability to switch from character to character utilizing different voice tones, accents, and vocal affectations.
YES! I have read almost all of his non-fiction and they are quite outstanding.
The awkward sex scenes.
This book is a predictable, boring thriller. I could not suspend my disbelief during much of the story and the plot at times was even comical. There was WAY too many sex scenes, which wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't for the gratuitous and awkward descriptions that made even me, someone who finds inappropriate humor to be the highest form of comedy, feel uncomfortable. If you are about to buy this book...please think twice...
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