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From the corridors of power in
Washington to the frontlines of the war
on terror, Dale Brown takes you to the
heart of the action and introduces his
most exhilarating character to date
From the corridors of power in
In Act of War, Dale Brown goes beyond anything he's done before, taking readers deep into the new world of intelligence-focused warfare, and introducing a cutting-edge new hero: thirty-two-year-old Army Major Jason Richter, designer of a whole array of futuristic infantry weapons and devices created to hunt down a new breed of enemy with unmatched speed and lethality. With all the thrilling battle scenes and expert military maneuvers that have become the hallmark of this New York Times bestselling author, this is an intense, action-packed spectacle that combines geopolitics, terrorism, and warfare.
Near Houston, Texas, an oil refinery belonging to one of the world's largest multinational energy companies is destroyed by a "backpack" nuclear device. This is just one of many attacks being perpetrated against the company around the world by a group whose mission is to stop global corporations and government organizations from plundering the world's natural resources in the name of profit.
Before this group strikes again, Jason Richter is called in with his top-secret high-tech military unit, code-named Task Force TALON, a special joint military and FBI unit set up by the national security advisor to track down and defeat terrorists around the world. Richter believes there is only one strategy in which to snare his opponents -- find, pursue, engage, and kill. And the only way to do this is to play them at their own game: Be unconventional and swift, hit-and-run and brutal enough to strike fear into the heart of the most dedicated terrorist. Richter must also lead the way through a series of unexpected turns that eventually uncovers a mole high up within the government who is in pursuit of his own personal revenge.
If Richter fails, it won't be just the lives of his team that are lost, but America itself.
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Dale Brown is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, starting with Flight of the Old Dog in 1987, and most recently Tiger's Claw. A former U.S. Air Force captain, he can often be found flying his own plane over the skies of Nevada.From AudioFile:
Narrator Larry Pressman has his work cut out for him performing this overblown, befuddled story of betrayal, betrayal and, oh yes, betrayal. He's as American as all get out as good guy Jason Richards, the only decent person in this espionage story, which pits the evil American government against the evil polluter that is fighting evil environmentalists who use dirty nukes to make their point. All the while, innocent Americans are mere pawns and cannon fodder. The energetic Pressman excels at distinguishing one villain from another. It's not his fault that the premise of the story--soldiers using robot suits to fight terrorists--just doesn't cut it. M.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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