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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times Best-Selling Author of DEFCON One

When traditional military tactics are no longer enough, new weapons must be found. Scott Dalton and Jackie Sullivan are those weapons - operatives so secret that they will be disavowed if ever caught.

Equipped with cutting-edge technology and with extensive resources, only they can prevent a nuclear catastrophe that could destroy the United States.

They do not lack for targets in their efforts to prevent a worldwide conflagration: Saeed Shayhidi, a billionaire Iranian mastermind of terror; Khaliq Farkas, as barbaric and elusive as bin Laden; and Zheng-Yen Tsung, a powerful Chinese official looking to tip the scales of world power at any expense.

For Dalton and Sullivan, the challenges have never been greater, the threat never more intense. The United State is under attack on multiple fronts and our enemies must know that any such attack will be met only one way...with an assured response.

“Thanks be to the book-writing gods; we have a writer who does what writers are supposed to do—tell a story.”—The Wichita Eagle

©2004 Joe Weber (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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I couldn't put this down...

...just about the time you think you know what's gonna happen, bang, it changes. If you are aviation oriented, you will love this. If you are interested in current events, it will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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The book falls short of a thriller

This is short of plausible content and the characters are shallow. Still it is an attempt towards a thriller. If you like aviation and details on planes etc. you might like it. It is more some characters are included among these type of descriptions than a thriller. Further both main characters have nothing to do with skilled military professionals. The book could do without them as well.

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Narration and writing destroy this book

First the the voices are so annoying. The Female voice is like a cat in heat. Then you have the story. Car blows up and no stress or worry. We’re gonna get them back???? How weak is that! I really hated this book.

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Terrified

Intresting in that the good guys can't seem to actually stop the bad guy terrorists. The heroes are talented and determined but unlucky. The terrorist are willing to die to kill their enemies and seem to have the advantage against a government with more weapons than focus.

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not my favorite performance

Didn't finish it. Good story, but couldn't handle narrator's voice for females, nasally and lispy.

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not a great story that's for sure.

I had high hopes for the book and the characters but I'm still wondering what Scott and Jackie really do if anything that makes an impact.

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Overall, a poor book

If the author was trying to portray the leaders of the US as a bunch of bumbling idiots, ill equipped to defend our country against terrorists, then he succeeded.

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Unrealistic

It was an interesting story/plot pointing out the risks we actually face in this world. However, the 2 "lovebird" "off the books" slooth characters had totally unrealistic communications and dialogue throughout the book. Then, it ended......with so much unresolved. A weak ending.

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Right wing propaganda

You lost me with the “it’s on Fox News, it has to be true” Line.

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Best of the series but no conclusion

This is action packed from start to finish but be warned there is not conclusion. I expected the next in the series ‘Dancing with the Dragon’ to pick up where this one finished but it doesn’t, it takes a completely different direction with the same characters.