Jim Dillon

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 232 ratings

Balance of Power: A Novel Publisher's Summary

When an American cargo ship off the coast of Indonesia is seized by terrorists and its crew slaughtered, the sitting Congress demands revenge. The president's refusal to react aggressively leads to mounting resentment. Then an ambitious young congressional assistant, Jim Dillon, discovers a long-forgotten clause in America's Constitution that could be used to wrest power from the chief executive - inciting a devastating constitutional crisis and plunging the country into chaos.

Now, a battle group steams toward a fateful confrontation in the Java Sea, commissioned by Congress and opposed by the president. Dillon finds himself in the center of a firestorm that rages from the highest court in the land to the killing fields half a world away, as the great nation prepares for war - with itself.

©1998 James W. Huston; (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Balance of Power: A Novel

    • By: James W. Huston
    • Narrated by: Adams Morgan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    When an American cargo ship off the coast of Indonesia is seized by terrorists and its crew slaughtered, the sitting Congress demands revenge. The president's refusal to react aggressively leads to mounting resentment. Then an ambitious young congressional assistant, Jim Dillon, discovers a long-forgotten clause in America's Constitution that could be used to wrest power from the chief executive - inciting a devastating constitutional crisis and plunging the country into chaos.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantasitc story!

    • By Steven Morris on 05-03-09

    Regular price: $25.17

  • Book 2

    • The Price of Power

    • By: James W. Huston
    • Narrated by: Adams Morgan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    In this rousing novel, the action sweeps from the Oval Office to a Navy SEAL assault on a remote Indonesian Island, from the court-martial of an admiral to the impeachment hearings of a peacenik President.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • had to listen to it non stop

    • By Anne on 09-22-04

    Regular price: $23.07