Breakpoint

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Penguin, 2007 - Fiction - 309 pages
80 Reviews
Against All Enemieswarned about how we were conducting the war against terror. The Scorpion's Gatedemonstrated what could happen. And now America's preeminent counterterrorism expert and #1 bestselling author shows us all . . .hat might come next.

The global village-an intricately intertwined network of technology that binds together the world's economies, governments, and communication systems. So large, so vital-and so fragile. Now a sophisticated group is seeking to "disconnect the globe"-destroying computer grids, communications satellites, Internet cable centers, biotech firms. Hard to do? If only that were so.

Quickly, a dedicated team of men and women assembles to try to track the group down, searching through right-wing militias and Russian organized crime, Jihadist terrorists and enemy nation-states. But the attacks are coming more swiftly now, and growing in destructiveness. Soon, they will reach the breakpoint- and then there may be nothing anybody can do.

Reviewers everywhere praised the suspense and pace of The Scorpion's Gate, the vivid depictions of war, espionage, and bureaucracy, but most of all they hailed its authenticity. "Unlike most novelists, the man has been there and done that," said The New York Times Book Review. "Some of us," added The Washington Post, "have learned to listen when Richard A. Clarke has something to say." And we'd better hope they're listening now.
  

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User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

The global community is connected by technology. When that technology is threatened, governments scramble to eliminate the problem. Criminal elements attempt to control it. Read full review

Review: Breakpoint

User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

The global community is connected by technology. When that technology is threatened, governments scramble to eliminate the problem. Criminal elements attempt to control it. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
16
Section 4
25
Section 5
32
Section 6
35
Section 7
41
Section 8
55
Section 20
145
Section 21
147
Section 22
158
Section 23
161
Section 24
183
Section 25
185
Section 26
191
Section 27
217

Section 9
58
Section 10
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Section 11
72
Section 12
75
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
86
Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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About the author (2007)

Richard A. Clarke began his federal service in 1973 in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In the Reagan administration, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence. In the first Bush administration, he was first the Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs and then a member of the National Security Council staff. He served for eight years as a special assistant to President Clinton and National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism for both Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. From 2001 to 2003, Clarke was the Special Adviser to the President for Cyberspace Security and chairman of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board. He is now chairman of Good Harbor Consulting.

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