The New York Times bestselling, “heart-thumping” (Sean Hannity) espionage thriller from #1 bestselling author Oliver North offers an epic tale of America’s future in the year 2032, about the kidnapping of a prominent physicist who knows too many state secrets for the president’s liking—especially in a re-election year.
The kidnapping of Martin Cohen, an MIT physicist who is privy to sensitive scientific information, from a Houston energy conference by Islamic terrorists sparks a high stakes game of international cat and mouse.
The NRA has been outlawed; the US military has been gutted; Conservative Christians, dubbed ANARKS, have been labeled a global conspiracy and have been largely driven underground. The Caliphate is now a superpower, residing in Israel. The White House is occupied by a repressive Progressive regime, obsessed with the upcoming presidential election.
Peter Newman, security consultant and former decorated war hero, is determined to rescue Cohen. The president, fearful that her reelection will be endangered by the reemergence of terrorism, will stop at nothing to keep the kidnapping a secret. The White House condemns the kidnapping as the work of ANARKS, then has the authorities brand Newman an ANARK. Newman is thus forced to evade the law while also preparing to rescue the kidnap victim with the help of his father—also a decorated war hero—along with a patriotic US senator and a band of special forces operatives.
North's clich d fourth thriller featuring Peter Newman (after 2010's The Assassins), the first without coauthor Joe Musser, offers plenty of red meat for political conservatives. In 2032, Newman's son, James, who works with his father as a top executive at a private security firm, finds himself in the crosshairs of the unnamed U.S. president, the first woman to hold that office, who bears him a grudge from a 2026 congressional investigation. Meanwhile, fearful that the truth could spoil her re-election chances, the president is eager to blame terror attacks in Houston on domestic malcontents rather than on Islamic fundamentalists since she cut a deal with an Islamic leader that purportedly ended Muslim terror. Despite the passage of 20 years, little has changed technologically, apart from the Web being renamed the Mesh. Predictability and inattention to detail (would the president and the vice president fly in the same plane?) further mar this pallid effort.
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Excellent book. Unfortunately it will probably will prove to be pretty accurate. We are losing our freedoms far too fast, including our freedom of religion. The only reason I didn't rate it five stars was because of all the acronyms. They were hard to follow, especially on an ipad without being able to flip back and forth. I did not find the Glossary until I finished the book. Thank you Col North for all you have done for our country
Heroes Proved Rings Too True
North's yarn may be closer to today than 2032. With each page I'd marvel at how much truth was in North's fiction. With each chapter and its dirty tricks and lies from an immoral federal government I wanted to believe that good would triumph. Unfortunately the ending may be the best we can hop for.