The Assassins

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B&H Publishing Group, 2005 - Fiction - 526 pages
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In 2007, soon after the sixth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America, Jihadists attack multiple targets in Saudi Arabia, destroying oil pumping equipment, crippling pipelines, and assassinating most of the royal family. In the U.S., gas prices soar to over $6 a gallon along with hyper–inflation across the world financial markets. "Non–business travel" in the U.S. is limited to no more than 500 miles per week. The men responsible for this outrage cannot be allowed to go unpunished. The UN Security Council authorizes an international intervention force, and in a closed session of Congress the "Assassination Bill" is introduced. General Peter Newman is assigned to head a new "Threat Mitigation Unit," and is given authority to recruit and train up to 100 specialists for the ominous task at hand––to assassinate terrorists. When it's discovered that the terrorists are threatening attacks on major US cities, Newman and his team are dispatched and begin a mad chase across Europe and international waters to stop the threat before violent tragedy strikes again. But the terrorists are determined to strike on US soil, and their target is Washington, D.C.
 

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A book by Oliver North Not for me having lived through his trial. I never thought I would find this fictional history of events so true to what has and is happening. Seeing the book at the hair ... Read full review

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Great book! I'm not really into government-based books, but this was a series I couldn't put down!

Contents

In the Event ofWar
1
Gathering Fury
14
Know Your Enemy
44
Pennsylvania Avenue
70
Ultimatum
95
The Congress in Secret Session Convened Does Herein
123
Prey without Ceasing
153
Dirty Bomb
180
Needles and Haystacks
288
Dark Domain
320
In the Crosshairs
339
Running Away
362
Stay of Execution
382
Running Out of Time
404
Blame America Pint
433
Approaching FailSafe
460

The Sky Is Falling
203
Flames and Fury
224
Making a List and Checking It Twice
248
Elevens Everywhere
266
VeteransDay
485
Eulogy for a Brother
512
Epilogue
524
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Oliver Laurence North was born on October 7, 1943 in San Antonio. He is a former United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, conservative political commentator and television host, and military historian. North was a National Security Council staff member during the Iran Contra affair, a political scandal of the late 1980s. The scandal involved the clandestine sale of weapons to Iran, which was to encourage the release of U.S. hostages then held in Lebanon. North formulated the second part of the plan, which was to divert proceeds from the arms sales to support the Contra rebel groups in Nicaragua (which had been specifically prohibited under the Boland Amendment). North's military career started with being a platoon commander during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He was soon promoted to Captain of Northern Training Area in Okinawa, Japan. From that level he moved on to major and then to the National Security Council where he was promoted to lieutenant colonel. Oliver North became lnown for his political commentary as host of War Stories with Oliver North on Fox News Channel. He has also written several books including: American Heroes, Heroes Proved, One More Mission and The Assassins. His title Counterfeit Lies made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

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