Blowback introduces Richard Whelan, the National Security Adviser to the President and one of the most powerful people in the administration. A fugitive from justice for a murder he didn't commit, Whelan is also trying to prevent the United States from engaging in nuclear war with Asia.
On India's border a weapon of mass destruction has begun a terrifying countdown towards Armageddon.
In Washington, DC, Richard Whelan, National Security Adviser to President Edgar Roswell and one of the most powerful blacks in the administration, has just been framed for the murder of his white girlfriend, the daughter of a prominent defence contractor who just happens to be a staunch supporter of the President.
As powerful enemies align to keep him from the truth, Richard Whelan – alone, a fugitive from justice – finds himself in a race against time as the world heads to the brink of nuclear confrontation.
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Eric James Fullilove is the author of two previous novels. An MIT graduate and former vice president at Young & Rubicam, he lives in New Jersey.From Publishers Weekly:
This new thriller is so high concept that it might just give readers a nosebleed: picture Colin Powell meeting O.J. Simpson on the brink of nuclear war. Richard Whelan, the national security adviser, is the highest-ranking African-American in the administration of President Edgar Roswell. Following his white lover, Mary Jacobs, home from a party where they've had a loud argument, Whelan is pulled over by two white cops in an unmarked car, who proceed to insult and pistol-whip him. Then, at Mary's apartment, Whelan enters to find her dead body. He calls 911 on his cell phone, reports the killing, then gets a call from the White House summoning him to an urgent meeting. Does he say, "I'll be there as soon as I've convinced the cops that I didn't kill my girlfriend?" Not a chance: in the first of many jaw-dropping lapses of sense, Whelan rushes back to the Situation Room, where he learns that India has dropped a neutron bomb on Pakistani troops in Kashmir. As one character says to Whelan, "What I don't see is how all this fits in with your girlfriend's death." Can it have something to do with Mary Jacobs's father funneling dirty money to both President Roswell and the CIA? Will Whelan's smart friend Bettina at the State Department be able to get into his White House computer before severe blowback "It's what happens when the repercussions of one action spin out of control," says the CIA chief? And has Denzel Washington or Samuel L. Jackson already signed to play Whelan in the film version of this highly unlikely but thrillingly fast-paced adventure? Author appearances in New York City and Washington, D.C.
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Book Description HarperTorch, 2003. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060936703
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Book Description HarperTorch, 2003. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60936703
Book Description HarperTorch, 2003. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060936703