Format: Kindle Edition ASIN: B003A02OME File Size: 1240 KB/Print Length: 324 pages Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited Hardcover ISBN-10: 0989177513/SBN-13: 978-0989177511 324 pages Publisher: Voltaire Publishing (1 Mar 2013) Language: English
America, 2023. Johnny Luca is a rookie counter-terrorism agent for the U.S. Anti-Subversion Authority. He and his partner, Julius Fullerton, are on the heels of Brigade 910, a domestic terror group led by the shadowy Octavian. Together they stumble upon the nightmarish terror attack that Octavian is planning-a symphony of destruction known as Project Orion. Meanwhile, Reed Wilkins is a President in crisis. He has vowed to veto the draconian Total Information Awareness Act, a law that would give the government sweeping powers to turn America into a surveillance state. For his opposition, Wilkins knows he will be assassinated-by Alexander Bryson, the ultra-nationalist Director of the Anti-Subversion Authority. Determined to defeat Bryson and destroy the new law,Wilkins reaches out to Agent Hunter Peterson, an old friend and the leader of Luca and Fullerton’s team. When Luca discovers that his late detective father investigated Octavian in the last year of his life, the young agent sets in motion a chain of events that plunges the team into the heart of both plots- the Project Orion terror attack and the plan to assassinate President Wilkins. From the streets of Newark to the World Trade Center in Manhattan, through secret passageways beneath Washington to midnight meetings at Arlington National Cemetery, Jack Belmonte’s debut novel will take you to an America under siege, where freedom and tyranny struggle for supremacy at zero hour.
Thank you to Jack Belmonte the author of this book for contacting me via my Goodreads account to ask if I would review the book for him. But I have to say sorry to the author for it taking me so long to read the book but I found it quite hard and heavy going in places especially the governmental/political things that were being covered. This was a fascinating book because it was an alternative look at what America could have become following 9/11 especially looking in to the future in fact in fact you could see some parallels to what America is like in some ways since 9/11. I thought it was grate how well all the stories with in the book interlinked with each other, i.e. Luca’s father having done some work connected with Octavian several years ago and the fact that Luca was now involved in brining down Octavian and saving the Presidents life. I also loved the love story between Luca & his on off girlfriend. At some point in time I will reread this book and I am sure that I will enjoy it a bit more as I already know the basis of the story. and It also a book that I will recommend it to other people & buy as a gift for people.
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