Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781416543831
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 356

The latest political thriller by the best-selling author of The First Commandment and State of the Union finds Navy SEAL-turned-covert Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath called into action once again for a War on Terror mission in which the stakes prove higher than ever before.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781416580393
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 336

Brad Thor, master of suspense and #1 New York Times bestselling author is back with his highest-voltage thriller to date in which Navy SEAL turned covert Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath must race to locate an ancient secret that has the power to stop militant Islam dead in its tracks. June 632 A.D.: Deep within the Uranah Valley of Mount Arafat in Mecca, the Prophet Mohammed shares with his closest companions a final and startling revelation. Within days, he is assassinated. September 1789: U.S. Minister to France Thomas Jefferson, who is charged with forging a truce with the violent Muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast, makes a shocking discovery—one that could forever impact the world’s relationship with Islam. Present day: When a car bomb explodes outside a Parisian café, Scot Harvath is thrust back into the life he has tried so desperately to leave behind. Saving the intended victim of the attack, Harvath becomes party to a perilous race to uncover a secret so powerful that militant Islam could be defeated once and for all. But as desperate as the American government is to have the information brought to light, there are powerful forces determined that Mohammed’s mysterious final revelation continue to remain hidden forever. What Jason Bourne was to the Cold War, Scot Harvath is to the War on Terror. In The Last Patriot, readers will be engrossed as Harvath once again takes them on a whirlwind tour through international cities and nail-biting suspense where the stakes are higher than they have ever been before.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781847397140
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 416

632 AD. Deep within the Uranah Valley of Mount Arafat, the prophet Mohammed shares with his closest companions a final and startling revelation. Within days, he is dead. September, 1789. US minister to France, Thomas Jefferson, charged with forging a truce with the violent Muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast, makes a shocking discovery: one that could forever impact the world's relationship with Islam. Present day. When a car bomb explodes outside a Parisian cafe, Scot Harvath is thrust back into the life he has tried so desperately to leave behind. Saving the intended victim of the attack, Harvath becomes party to an amazing and perilous race to uncover a secret so powerful that militant Islam could be defeated once and for all without firing another shot or dropping another bomb. But, as desperate as the US government is to have the information brought to light, there are powerful forces just as determined that Mohammed's mysterious final revelation remain hidden forever.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781982148317
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 336

Navy SEAL-turned-covert Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath is called into action once again, in this latest political thriller by "New York Times"-bestselling author Thor. Now available in a tall Premium Edition.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781982182182
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 336

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER Deadly operative Scot Harvath faces down democracy’s most powerful enemy in #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brad Thor’s new white-knuckle thriller. High in the Himalayas, armed with a host of barbaric, improvised weapons, Chinese troops ambush a contingent of highly decorated Indian soldiers. The brutal, hand-to-hand combat lasts for over six hours, destabilizing the already tenuous relationship between the two nuclear neighbors. Fearful of the global consequences of engaging Beijing head-on, countless United States administrations have passed the buck. But when a covert American diplomat tasked with negotiating an Asian version of NATO is murdered on the streets of Jaipur, doing nothing is no longer an option. It is time to unleash Scot Harvath. As America’s top spy, Harvath has the unparalleled skills and experience necessary to handle any situation, but this mission feels different. Thrust into a completely unfamiliar culture, with few he can trust, the danger begins to mount the moment he lands in India. Amidst multiple competing forces and a host of deadly agendas, it is nearly impossible to tell predator from prey. With democracy itself hanging in the balance, Harvath will risk everything to untangle the explosive plot and bring every bad actor to justice.

Publisher : AuthorHouse
Category : History
ISBN : 9781467074377
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 339

A New Type of War The terrorist faction al Assad (The Lion) has declared war on the United States; launching well- planned attacks in American cities with horrific results. A New Kind of Response Decades earlier, twenty men were selected from the Special Forces community. Their lifetime mission was to abandon their lives and infiltrate the most dangerous terrorist factions abroad, silently bringing them down from the inside. They were code-named Patriots. An Unknown Number of Players Presently, two Patriots resurface with information that could save thousands of lives and a traitor is discovered in the most trusted of places. CIA officer Steve McCallister battles the invisible soldiers of al Assad as he races against the clock to prevent a final act of treachery that could change the course of the entire world. An Uncommon Promise McCallister has two childhood friends, Blake and Pete. Separated by geography and lifestyle, they meet once per year and do not communicate between visits. At the current getaway, McCallister emphatically and mysteriously picks a strange destination for the next rendezvous, promising to be there no matter what happens. Subsequently, attempts are made on all of their lives and the terrorist strikes keep coming.

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1462825249
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 410

An American newspaper reporter, Owen OBrien, is on the run in China. Why is he being chased by both the Chinese and the CIA? Who is the beautiful blonde with whom he becomes emotionally entangled? As OBrien attempts to escape along the ancient Silk Road, over the high Himalayas into Pakistan, he carries a terrifying secret crucial to Americas security. This fast paced romantic thriller, dealing with big power politics, corruption in high places and the subversion of the democratic process in America, will grip the reader from beginning to end! REVIEW EXPATICA MAGAZINE, EUROPE Expats have an advantage when writing fiction; doing unusual things in exotic places is often part of the experience of living and working outside your native country. Dutch resident Bernard W. Rees takes us to the Philippines in The Manila Galleon and to China, along the Silk Road and over the Himalayas into Pakistan in The Last Patriot. Born in Llanelli in Wales, Rees has seen his fair share of the world. He grew up in Kampala, Uganda and Nairobi in Kenya. At sixteen he went to sea and got his first taste of the Orient. He emigrated to Canada in his early 20s where he traded ships and cargo for many years, from "the Americas to the Persian Gulf, China, Japan and Korea". Following the death of his first wife in 1995, Rees decided he needed "to change my life and do something new". He sold his shipping business and moved to Manila, where, in his spare time, he searched for Spanish treasure ships. This is when he developed another talent: he pens a good yarn. The main character of The Manila Galleon is Peter de Vries, a rogue CIA agent. Of course rogue CIA agents are common in thrillers these days, and one who has lost his memory isnt that original either. But what really matters is that Rees makes something of this character in this page-turning thriller, with a twist. De Vries gets involved in the salvage of a 17th century Spanish treasure ship, while at the same time he must avoid the CIA and discover the significance of his dreams about the Galleon and its fatal encounter with Dutch privateers. The sole survivor was a Dutch prisoner, Captain Jeroen de Vries. Rees wrote his second novel while living in the US from 2003 to 2005. The CIA is there again but this time the main setting is China. This book is heavier than Galleons as it deals with the "major problems facing the world today": energy security, terrorism and the looming potential of conflict between the US and China. The hero, if that is the correct term, is Owen O Brien, a cynical, alcoholic journalist and the heroine is an idealistic young doctor working with orphaned AIDS children in China. Written as a memoir to his daughter, the book recounts how OBrien comes into possession of secret documents outlining a plan to attack the US. The CIA, which will never hire Rees to do its PR, is again the bad guy as it joins forces with the Chinese to stop OBrien fleeing with the papers. If this was Hollywood, the hero would save the day at the last minute. But Rees, a world-wise expat, doesnt go for sugar-coated endings. Not to give too many secrets away, Reese wrote a second, Hollywood ending for Galleons to "maintain the domestic peace" with his wife. The Last Patriot has a more open ending. Reese opened yet another new chapter in his life when he moved to the Netherlands as the trailing spouse at the beginning of 2006. The couples teenage children enrolled in the international school in Arnhem and their youngest is attending Dutch elementary school. This expat author is now working on a series of books about an American living in Paris. We will eagerly await publication.

Publisher : Lulu.com
Category :
ISBN : 9780557516971
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 92

Publisher : Sasquatch Books
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781570618703
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 136

Over the course of a generation, patriotism in America has been hijacked by the right and abandoned by the left. But the principles and values of true patriotism – country above self, contribution above consumption, stewardship over exploitation, freedom with responsibility, purpose through sacrifice and service, pragmatism, a fair shot for all – are inherently progressive. The True Patriot, written in the pamphleteering style of Thomas Paine (Common Sense), challenges progressives to reclaim patriotism – and spells out just how to do it. This powerful and timely "little red book" combines a manifesto, a ten-principle plan, a model speech, and a moral code. Throughout, it weaves between the words of the authors and excerpts from foundational American texts and speeches, as well as a parade of iconic American images.

Publisher : Back Bay Books
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780316049221
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 432

America's favorite sportswriter takes readers on a thrilling and unforgettable journey into the world of college basketball in this national bestseller. Like millions who love college basketball, John Feinstein was first drawn to the game because of its intensity, speed and intelligence. Like many others, he felt that the vast sums of money involved in NCAA basketball had turned the sport into a division of the NBA, rather than the beloved amateur sport it once was. He went in search of college basketball played with the passion and integrity it once inspired, and found the Patriot League. As one of the NCAA's smallest leagues, none of these teams leaves college early to join the NBA and none of these coaches gets national recognition or endorsement contracts. The young men on these teams are playing for the love of the sport, of competition and of their schools. John Feinstein spent a season with these players, uncovering the drama of their daily lives and the passions that drive them to commit hundreds of hours to basketball even when there is no chance of a professional future. He offers a look at American sport at its purest.