Really enjoyed the book. North's including himself as a character in such a "real world" setting was both refreshing and thought provoking. You not only thought "this could have really happened," you also thought "hey, is he trying to tell us about something that really happened?" A really good book.
I started to read this book but found it to be quite long and tedious. Just as the story started to get good, it made another flashback to another time. I just couldn't get into it. But, I thought the premise was fascinating.
My husband enjoied this book very much.
fast moving military espionage thriller
Outstanding book! If you are interested in "fiction" based on fact this book is for you. It keeps you coming back for more!
This is a great story line. Soem of it reads like it straight from the papers.
Intriguing, intricate and fast moving story lines pull the reader into the book and through a wonderful journey. Col. North uses his military expertise, his religious viewpoints, and his story telling ability to weave a novel that any military fan has to read.
I really enjoyed this book. Lots of details, good plots with a story of military honor and political betrayal . North mixes fact with fiction and tells a great military novel.
North's debut thriller, the first of a three-novel series, is set in the mid-1990s and revolves around Maj. Peter J. Newman, a U.S. Marine assigned to a top-secret National Security Council staff position at the White House. (Guess whose old job and office Newman occupies.) Newman is ordered to coordinate a covert operation to eliminate a group of international law breakers including Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. When the mission is compromised, Newman and his personnel are left hanging, and a series of events unfolds exposing God's hand in Newman's life. While there will be strong demand from North's legion of fans and where T. Davis Bunn is popular, this novel is an irritating act of hubris. By having his character conveniently discover evidence that proves North acted with the full authority of the White House in the Iran-Contra scandal, the author uses fiction to clear his muddied name and get his version of the truth out to the public.
Major Peter Newman, U.S.M.C., has always answered his country's call but now hes being asked to prove his loyalty as never before. Named as head of the White House Special Projects Office, Newman is given an assignment that is essential to his nation's future: to hunt down and eliminate the world's most dangerous terrorists before they can unleash terrifying weapons of mass destruction on the U.S. Only a handful of the Washington elite know of his covert mission, and undertaking it will place Peter Newman in the center of a raging maelstrom of intrigue, revenge, lies, and ultimate betrayal, pitting one man against devastating forces that could destroy everything he holds dear.
Major Peter Newman, USMC, has alwasys answered his country's call - but now he's bening asked to prove his loyalty as never before. Named as head of the White House Special Projects Office, Newman is given an assignment that is essential to his nation's future: to hunt down and eliminate the world's most dangerous terrorists before they can unleash terrifying weapons of mass destruction on the U.S.
This book is a heart-stopper. If you have a patriotic bone in your body you should read or hear this book. It gives you a in-depth idea of how our government officials (and other government officials) manipulate people to their own financial or power-gaining ends with no thought to the cost in human lives involved. It also shows you how they target people as a fall-guy in their schemes to protect themselves when things go wrong or when the situation becomes public. I highly recommend this book to everyone, especially Americans.
More military and politics than I prefer.
A novel written by Oliver North, a decorated Marine, radio host of America Network, and War Stories on the Fox News Channel.
Major Peter Newman, US Marines, was a highly decorated hero, content in doing his job, leading his troops into harm's way. He was good at it, but the White House had other plans for him.
Newman is handpicked for a dangerous, clandestine mission--his order to hunt down and eliminate terrorists before they attack the U.S. with weapons of mass destruction.
Major Peter Newman, U.S. Marines, was a highly decorated hero, content doing his job-leading his troops into harm's way. He was good at it too. But now the White House has other plans for him. He has been handpicked to hunt down and eliminate terrorists before they attack the United States with weapons of mass destruction. This book is hard back and comes with the jacket. Book is in excellent condition. Not from a smoke free enviroment however books are kept in a closet on shelves they do not smell of smoke according to a non-smoker that I have asked.