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Led by CIA agent par excellence Bob Ferguson, the Team pitches in to help the FBI investigate a radical group of zealots who want to create a "post-Christian" era by instigating a catastrophic showdown in Jerusalem. But Ferg and company soon discover that the cult has strange connections to the Iraqi resistance and to a Syrian arms dealer. Enlisting the help of Thera Majed, a beautiful paramilitary and an expert on Middle Eastern relations, the team breaks up to track each link. They seek to stop anything catastrophic from happening before the president arrives in Iraq for the next round of elections. Their quarries lead Team members into an immensely complicated world of fanatical terrorists, each potentially dangerous... but who among them is the next to strike? Uncertain of the most imminent threat, the Team finds that they have landed in the midst of an operation headed by Israel's famous Mossad and are ordered to cooperate with the Israelis... but are the Israelis cooperating with them? Unsure of their allies, the Team realizes that they are on the trail of two completely different attacks, whose targets are thousands of miles apart. Both operations are intended to trigger a vast religious war. With the clock ticking down, can the team extinguish the spark of Armageddon?
From the back cover: In a sequence of events as startingly fresh as tomorrow's headlines, Europe's financial markets plummet causing international unemployment and famine. Massive waves of economic refugees incite Europe's nationalist hate groups. A devastating global trade war nobody will win is about to explode into a shooting war everyone can lose. And America will return to the bloody battlefields of Europe, for the final, most devastating struggle of all.
Forget everything you've ever heard about submarine novels! The sub battles in "Cold Choices" will have you biting your nails, shaking in your shoes and gasping for breath.--David Hagberg, "USA Today"-bestselling author of "Dance with the Dragon."
Ten military fiction authors reveal in their short novels how war will be fought in the 21st century.
The US Submarine Memphis should have been mothballed decades ago. Instead, she is charged with one last, secret mission: to locate leaking containers of Russian nuclear fuel on the floor of the Arctic Ocean. More than just an environmental nightmare, this radioactive burial ground houses enough nuclear capability to destroy most of America's major cities. Lead by the Bligh-like commander Lowell Hardy, the Memphis crew deals with flaring tempers, faulty machinery, raging Arctic Seas, and their newest crewmate, Jerry Mitchell. Mitchell was a naval pilot whose career ended with an unfortunate accident. Politics got him assigned to the Memphis as a weapons officer. Now his novice skills may very well be the ship's greatest liability. Making matters worse, the President has appointed two civilian scientists to lead the mission. Dr. Joanna Patterson and Dr. Emily Davis soon find out that no matter how much power the president has granted them, this is still Hardy's ship. Nor is this mission what it seems. Lurking beneath the frigid, black, radioactive waters is a secret far more deadly than anything naval command could imagine-a secret so menacing the Russian fleet is hell-bent on destroying the Memphis and all who sail in her.
Prince Ibrahim al Saud is a member of the Saudi royal family and a brilliant international businessman with a personal fortune worth billions of dollars. He is also the world's most dangerous terrorist, having purchased nuclear weapons from Russia's corrupt military. Only two people stand in his way: U.S. Army Colonel Peter Thorn and FBI Special Agent Helen Gray. Following a trail that leads from the former Soviet Union, across Europe, and finally to America, the two find themselves hunted by the very people they're trying to protect...and time is running out.
America's largest cities are in flames. Its majestic landmarks are in ruins. Oceans and boundaries offer no protection. It is the first sophisticated, intelligently planned, and utterly ruthless terrorist campaign waged on U. S. soil. As national leaders, armies, and artificial intelligence strive to win the unconventional war, two men--once friends, now adversaries to the death--race to a decisive confrontation.
Jerry Mitchell is on exercises off the coast of Pakistan when his submarine, the USS Michigan,is ordered to a rendezvous off the Iranian coast. Once there, disembarked SEALs - experts in seaborne commando operations - are to extract two Iranian nationals who have sensitive information on Iran's nuclear weapons program. While en route to shore, Michigan's mini-sub suffers a battery fire, killing one crew member and forcing the survivors - four SEALs and LCDR Mitchell - to scuttle their disabled craft and swim for shore. There they find the two Iranians waiting for them, but their attempts at returning to Michigan are thwarted by heavy Iranian patrol boat activity. When agents of Iran's secret police, VEVAK, appear, escape seems all but impossible. When Mitchell and his men find themselves surrounded by Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp troops, they create a bold plan to escape by sea. It's a desperate gamble, but it's the only way to get proof of the Iranian plot to the U. S. and prevent a devastating new war.
Jerry Mitchell returns inFatal Thunder, a gripping thriller fromNew York Timesbestselling author Larry Bond. India and Pakistan are stalemated in a war that India launched to "remove the threat of terrorism, once and for all. " But India's early successes have stalled, and with the coming spring, the tide may turn against them. A small but powerful group of Indian senior military officers and civilian security officials, without the knowledge of the rest of the Indian government, have decided to strike at China, Pakistan's backer and India's recent enemy in the Littoral Alliance War (Shattered Trident). The conspirators plan a bold attack that will leave Pakistan without a patron and protector. India could then finish their military campaign sure of success. To avoid any blame for the attack, the group has obtained Russian-made nuclear warheads from a renegade Russian arms merchant with access to the stolen weapons. Fitted to standard Russian torpedoes and delivered covertly by INSChakra, the warheads will shatter China's economy. Girish Samant, until recently the captain ofChakra, discovers hints of the far-reaching conspiracy and reaches out to an old enemy, the only person he can trust, Jerry Mitchell.
Special team composed of the CIA and military special forces track missing nuclear waste being used by terrorists to convert a 747 into a dirty headed for Hawaii.
The Mighty Fallen is a beautiful, evocative presentation of more than 150 never-before-seen photographs of the nation's greatest monuments and war memorials, along with text that describes the memorials and tells their stories. This extraordinary collection calls attention to the power of memory and the ways in which we immortalize people and events. As Larry Bond notes in the Introduction, "Memories of a war or battle are unpleasant, but few veterans would want them erased." This book is a unique tribute to veterans and a commemoration of some of the most significant conflicts in our history. Most battlefields leave little record of the historic confrontations that occurred there. Those who fought in epic struggles want us to remember not just the outcome, but the cost of victory and those who paid the price for the freedoms we enjoy today. Memories fade, so we raise monuments of stone and bronze to carry their message of sacrifice through the centuries. The Iwo Jima Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC are instantly recognizable, but there are monuments all over North America honoring more than 300 years of military service. The Mighty Fallen shows you hundreds of monuments, memorials, and statues conveying the message their designers wanted you to hear--these are more than just a date and location.
A novel of the second Korean war by one of the authors of Red Storm Rising.
WHILE TRAILING a Chinese nuclear attack sub, Jerry Mitchell, the new captain of the equally new USS North Dakota, watches as the Chinese boat torpedoes a Vietnamese merchant ship. Stunned by this blatant act of war, Mitchell and his crew are also perplexed: the Vietnamese vessel wasn't where it was supposed to be. These two mysteries are the opening act in a war that has blindsided the United States and quickly embroiled all nations in the western Pacific. Banding together in the Littoral Alliance, they begin a covert submarine campaign determined to cripple China's economy before China can further its secret plan to dominate the region. In a desperate attempt to keep the conflict contained and give the president a chance to resolve the crisis diplomatically, Mitchell's submarine squadron is ordered to interfere with attacks by both sides. Their goal: prevent losses as well as victories. A loss by either China or the Alliance would be disastrous, not only for the warring countries, but for the United States and, indeed, the whole world. In a race against time, the submarines of Mitchell's squadron must execute their mission before the world sees an economic catastrophe-- or worse, a nuclear exchange.
As the forces of white supremacy make their last stand against South Africa's black majority, America mobilizes Operation Brave Fortune to prevent global chaos.