By Brad Thor
A weapon designed to decimate the Roman Empire has simply develop into the #1 chance to the United States.
From the nationwide bestselling writer of The Lions of Lucerne, Path of the Assassin, and State of the Union comes the main gripping overseas mystery but that includes army SEAL grew to become covert counterterrorism agent Scot Harvath.
"Scot Harvath is definitely the right all-American hero for the post-September eleventh world."
-- Nelson DeMille
When a secret hundreds of thousands of years within the making threatens to catapult the enemies of the US to a yes and decisive victory, the single individual the president can demand assistance is the fellow the management has simply fired.
Caught survive Al Jazeera in an off-the-books operation, Scot Harvath's profession has been terminated and he's pressured to visit flooring because the president bows to strain from a ruthless senator along with her attractions set at the White apartment. but if the tide within the warfare on terror unexpectedly turns opposed to the united states, the president has no selection yet to secretly convey Harvath again inside.
Ducking a congressional subpoena, Harvath travels to the Mediterranean, the place he learns of a shadowy association that has been combing the earth for many years looking for the last word weapon to take advantage of opposed to the us and her allies.
Now, after 3 summers of record-setting warmth throughout present-day Europe, one progressively melting Alpine glacier has given up an historical secret--one with the aptitude to thrust civilization again into the darkish Ages.
From Cyprus, London, and Paris, to Italy, Switzerland, and Saudi Arabia, Harvath needs to race opposed to the clock to forestall one of many maximum evils ever to stand the U.S.. together with his attribute high-voltage motion, sweeping foreign locales, and meticulous examine, Brad Thor has created one other supercharged novel that's certain to thrill.
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Extra resources for Blowback (Scot Harvath, Book 4)
83 Mayer, Dark Side, 41–3; Mark Mazzetti and Scott Shane, ‘CIA Had Plan to Assassinate Qaeda Leaders’, New York Times, 13 July 2009. 84 This respect was driven partly by considerations of humanity, but primarily by self-interest: protecting one’s own soldiers and agents, as well as the norms that offered a degree of international stability. All of this was thrown into doubt when the United States suffered the deadliest terrorist attack in its history and responded by declaring a global war on terror.
2. Non-Intervention in Peacetime The laws of war say nothing of espionage during peacetime. 37 The foundational rules of sovereignty, however, provide some guidance on what restrictions, if any, might be placed on different forms of intelligence gathering that do not rise to the level of an armed attack or violate other speciﬁc norms. 39 A key question, therefore, is how far that territory extends. In addition to land, this includes the territorial waters of a country, which may extend up to 12 nautical miles from the coast.
18 Frederick P Hitz, The Great Game: The Myth and Reality of Espionage (New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2004). ST, 1998). 21 The 1990s was also the decade in which public perception turned on spies. Moves to increase the transparency of government threatened the classiﬁed budgets of intelligence services. The expansion of the Internet led to greater worries about eavesdropping and created the perfect medium through which to share paranoid obsessions. Today, a quick search can locate once highly classiﬁed information, as well as lists of suggested words for e-mail attacks designed to crash the NSA again.
Blowback (Scot Harvath, Book 4) by Brad Thor