James Macomber Sovereign Order: A Thriller

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Sovereign Order: A Thriller

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Terrorists from around the world! Sarin gas from Syrian stockpiles! Innocents gathered at a revered sporting event unaware of impending disaster! Today's headlines? Yes. But also the heart of James Macomber's fourth novel "Sovereign Order" where, once again, Macomber has written about events in the world before they even occur. The sublimely evil villain is Rashid al-Nassef, long thought dead but actually living under Iranian protection, After several years of chafing in his “velvet prison” he receives the go-ahead to launch what will be the most destructive and horrific terrorist attack in history. The assault is multi-leveled in both its substance and in its actors. The “martyrs” who will execute the plan come from many places; a Bosnian youth designated by al-Nassef to set off the first in a series of assaults, the young Belgian woman whose fanaticism as a Christian leads her to seek the love of Mohammed, the tyrannical and abusive Albanian Muslim and his wife and child who will effect the diversionary explosion on the day of the race, the Scots lawyer seduced into Islam as a youth, and finally, al-Nassef himself who will unleash the final act of horror - a multi-layered attack on the Monaco Grand Prix intended to kill tens of thousand immediately and leave an entire nation unlivable for decades to come.

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Born and raised in New England and now living in Florida with his wife Sandy, James Macomber is a former serviceman, college student, bartender, waiter, salesman, tennis instructor, actor, photographer and practicing attorney. He is the author of international legal thrillers featuring former Special Forces/NSA/CIA operator, now lawyer, John Cann — whom Booklist described as a “strong, multi-layered protagonist with the star power to keep this series going for a very long time”. But Macomber's novels are about more than just Cann. They feature an ensemble cast of memorable characters centering on the 'players' at a Washington DC international law firm with very close ties to the intelligence community. Notable among them is Katherine Price, also a lawyer with a past, hers in counter-terror at the Department of Justice and the State Department. In novels that reflect and often predict actual events, “Bargained for Exchange” dealt with terrorists in academia, “Art & Part”, assassinations in the Netherlands during the trial of the Pan Am 103 Lockerbie bombers, and “A Grave Breach”, with atrocities, international organized crime and human trafficking against the backdrop of the Bosnian war crimes trials. It was in “A Grave Breach”, that the character of Katherine Price was introduced and she became, in fact, the hero of the novel. By popular demand, she and John got together in the fourth Macomber novel, “Sovereign Order” where they attend the Monaco Grand Prix and risk losing everything to a horrifying WMD attack on the “crown jewel of formula Grand Prix racing”. And soon to come is “Extraordinary Rendition” which introduces former Air Force para-rescue Jake Priestly who must battle enemies foreign and domestic, human and otherwise to save a judge whose disappearance threatens the balance of the United States Supreme Court, and: "A Walk with the Sun", a thriller set in Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands where John and Katherine travel to attend the wedding of a young woman very close to Katherine. But the past, both personal and national, rears its ugly head and threatens the impending wedding, the long-held values of the parties, and, indeed, their very lives.

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I have been, and remain a huge James Macomber fan from the very beginning of his John Cann adventures. I have become friends with John and his law firm associates. I have fallen in love with Katherine and share a deep intellectual and visceral appreciation of probably the most perfect (tactical and technically proficient) fictional couple since Pitt and Jolie played Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Macomber has a significant talent for plotting, dialog, and the genre. I remain amazed he hasn t skyrocketed to international success given each and every book published is equal or better than the so-called big names that dominate the best sellers lists. --Geoff Metcalf, Author/Narrator/Former Radio Talk Show Host

This was my first experience of James Macomber's books featuring John Cann, former Special Forces Operative. The plot involves the evil Rashid al- Nassef,a terrorist long thought to be dead, who is plotting what he intends to be,the most destructive and horrific terrorist attack in history. Cann has encountered al- Nassef's evil doings in the past, and is determined to stop him, especially when his fiancée, Katherine Price, gets herself a little too involved in al- Nassef's plot. The character's are well drawn, and we get right into the mind's of al- Nassef and his 'martyrs' ( all from different walks of life) but with the same beliefs.The pace is good, the tension builds up perfectly, and the suspense made it hard for me to put this book down at times. The plot is scary in that it has parallels to what is happening right now in the world, and as this particular plot revolves around the Monaco Grand Prix, an event that attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators, it really is a terrifying prospect. As I said, this was my first experience of James Macomber, but I don't think it will be my last. --Maureen (UK) Goodreads Review

John Cann and Katherine Price are invited by a friend to attend the Monaco Grand Prix and wind up helping discover a terrorist plot to disperse Sarin gas at the event. There is an Iranian sponsored WMD attack planned for the event and now everything that can be done must be to stop thousands from death. The authorities must discover who the suicide bombers are before they accomplish their mission. As the authorities get closer to discovering the truth, Katherine finds herself in the wrong place and gets taken by the terrorist. Now John will stop at nothing to find her and ensure the woman he loves lives to marry him. SOVEREIGN ORDER is a nonstop thriller. James Macomber writes a great combination of strong characters, among exciting backdrops with nonstop action. He is not afraid to blow a few things up and give a minor body count to make the story work. --Fresh Fiction

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