Honorable Enemies paints a chilling post-cold war scenario that might be taken from today's headlines. Pearl Harbor has been attacked... again. This time, by a helicopter which strafes a Hawaiian cruise ship killing several Japanese tourists. The shock waves from the tragic attack go straight to Washington and Tokyo. In retaliation, American tourists are ambushed in Osaka. Relations between the two countries are deteriorating and threaten to escalate out of control. The White House assigns Steve Wickham from CIA and Susan Nakamura from FBI to get to the bottom of who is behind the attacks. They uncover a deadly conspiracy of enormous proportions reaching into the highest levels of the U.S. and Japanese governments.
"Honerable Enemies" is a page turner. Weber weaves a strong plot with non-stop action. A great what-if scenario about our fragile relationship with Japan.
controversial high tech military suspense. If it's by Joe Weber, you know it's going to be a good read before you even open the cover.
A thriller! Husband loved it!
What if things didn't work out between the US and Japan, again?
New York Times bestselling author Joe Weber offers a chilling possibility: What would happen if the delicate and vital United States/Japanese relationship was sabotaged and stretched to the point of no return?
It begins ominously when a cruise ship at Pearl Harbor is strafed, resulting in the deaths of several Japanese tourists. Fearing retaliation, the White House places high priority on determining responsibility for the attack, yet before the investigation gets off the ground, a group of American tourists is ambushed in Osaka. Miscommunication and resentment builds!
Great read,clean,believable characters.Joe Weber is great.
Combining espionage, terrorism and international politics, this energetic techno-thriller takes Michael Crichton's Rising Sun a step further, as Weber ( Defcon One ; Targets of Opportunity ) demonstrates how current tensions between Japan and America could drive the two countries to open warfare. When a boatload of Japanese tourists is fired on from a helicopter equipped with automatic weapons, Stephen Wickham of the CIA joins the FBI's Marcus Callaway and Susan Nakamura to track down the culprits. Meanwhile, a series of escalating terrorist attacks on Japanese and American citizens creates a crisis that can be settled only by a meeting between a stubborn American president and a proud and resentful Japanese premier. Weber manages to avoid jingoism and bias by giving equal weight to the dark side of both countries. More than an ironic touch, the book's opening locale--Pearl Harbor--suggests the root of the problem: the shadow of WW II looming ominously over both countries. Weber consistently maintains a thoughtful perspective as he spins his brisk and exciting narrative.