By Dale Brown

From the corridors of energy in
Washington to the frontlines of the war
on terror, Dale Brown takes you to the
heart of the motion and introduces his
most exhilarating personality to date

In Act of War, Dale Brown is going past whatever he is performed ahead of, taking readers deep into the hot global of intelligence-focused war, and introducing a state-of-the-art new hero: thirty-two-year-old military significant Jason Richter, fashion designer of a complete array of futuristic infantry guns and units created to seek down a brand new breed of enemy with unequalled pace and lethality. With all of the exciting conflict scenes and specialist army maneuvers that experience turn into the hallmark of this New York Times bestselling writer, this can be an extreme, action-packed spectacle that mixes geopolitics, terrorism, and warfare.

Near Houston, Texas, an oil refinery belonging to at least one of the world's biggest multinational strength businesses is destroyed via a "backpack" nuclear machine. this can be only one of many assaults being perpetrated opposed to the corporate around the globe via a gaggle whose challenge is to prevent international businesses and govt organisations from plundering the world's common assets within the identify of profit.

Before this workforce moves back, Jason Richter is termed in along with his top-secret high-tech army unit, code-named activity strength TALON, a distinct joint army and FBI unit arrange by way of the nationwide protection consultant to trace down and defeat terrorists all over the world. Richter believes there's just one method during which to snare his rivals -- locate, pursue, have interaction, and kill. And the single solution to do that is to play them at their very own video game: Be unconventional and rapid, hit-and-run and brutal sufficient to strike worry into the guts of the main devoted terrorist. Richter should also prepared the ground via a sequence of unforeseen turns that finally uncovers a mole excessive up in the govt who's in pursuit of his personal own revenge.

If Richter fails, it will not be simply the lives of his crew which are misplaced, yet the US itself.

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