By Dale Brown
From the corridors of energy in Washington to the frontlines of the conflict on terror, Dale Brown takes you to the guts of the motion and introduces his such a lot exhilarating personality to date.
In Act of struggle, Dale Brown is going past whatever he's performed earlier than, taking readers deep into the hot international of intelligence-focused struggle, and introducing a state-of-the-art new hero: thirty-two-year-old military significant Jason Richter, clothier of an entire array of futuristic infantry guns and units created to seek down a brand new breed of enemy with unrivaled velocity and lethality. With all of the exciting conflict scenes and professional army maneuvers that experience turn into the hallmark of this long island occasions bestselling writer, this can be an extreme, action-packed spectacle that mixes geopolitics, terrorism, and warfare.
Near Houston, Texas, an oil refinery belonging to 1 of the world's biggest multinational power businesses is destroyed by way of a "backpack" nuclear machine. this can be only one of many assaults being perpetrated opposed to the corporate worldwide through a gaggle whose undertaking is to prevent international enterprises and govt corporations from plundering the world's ordinary assets within the identify of profit.
Before this team moves back, Jason Richter is named in together with his top-secret high-tech army unit, code-named job strength TALON, a unique joint army and FBI unit arrange by way of the nationwide protection consultant to trace down and defeat terrorists world wide. Richter believes there's just one method during which to snare his rivals -- locate, pursue, have interaction, and kill. And the single method 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 paved the way via a chain 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 won't be simply the lives of his staff which are misplaced, yet the USA itself.
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Pamphilus observed him across the heads of the trapped and huddled people, through the haze of drifting smoke. The stony face of the barbarian warlord. Iron-grey hair bound up in a topknot, blue weals on his face, a gold torc round his strong, grimy neck. Dusty leather breeches, deerskin boots. Nothing fancy. Naked to the waist but for spiralling tattoos, quiver and bow and scabbard across his back. No great king, then. Still fighting in the line with his fellow warriors. Beside him, a man with lighter skin, very close-shaven or bald, blue-eyed.
People came from miles around to see the spectacles there. But now, thought Sabinus with a grim smile, another altogether more real kind of spectacle would drive them many more miles away. He found a tall young decurion. ’ As he’d thought. ’ The decurion shook his head. They both knew what that meant. The people had already judged. They were finished. He smiled again to himself. Like hell they were. The legate’s bull roar sounded across the darkening fort from where he stood on the tower of the west gate, followed by a distant sound of stirring and then a steady crescendo of slamming doors, footsteps, the slap of leather soles on worn stone stairs, clanging weaponry, voices, heavy weights dragging, winches creaking.
The goat’s milk runs across the hard ground, mingling with her blood. The warrior wrenches his cantering mount round almost on its hind hooves and whacks its rump with the flat of his crude and bloodied trident and grins through the orange firelight and yowls and rides on. His fellow warriors yowl and grin, too, milling murderously among their last sacrificial victims. Men like wolves, but wolves who love chaos and firelight. Wolves in winter come in from the cold and the snow-bound steppes and from the edges of the great northern forests when the dewdrops harden into glassy unforgiving ice on the resinous needles of the firs.
Act of War: A Novel by Dale Brown