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Old soldiers never die. They just come back for more.
Three terrorist missiles have struck three jetliners filled with innocent people. America knows this shock all too well. But unlike 9/11, the nation is already on a war footing. The White House and Pentagon are primed. All they need now is a target and someone bold–and expendable–enough to strike it.
That someone is retired Gen. Douglas Freeman, the infamous warrior who has proved his courage, made his enemies, and built his legend from body-strewn battlegrounds to the snake pits of Washington. Using a team of “retired” Special Forces operatives and a top-secret, still-unproven stealth attack craft, Freeman sets off to obliterate the source of the missiles, a weapons stockpile in North Korea. Some desktop warriors expect Freeman to fail–especially when an unexpected foe meets his team on the Sea of Japan. But Freeman won’t turn back even as his plan explodes in his face and the Pacific Rim roils over–because this old soldier can taste his ultimate reward. . . .
Halfway through Pollock's ( Mission M.I.A. ) latest right-wing techno-thriller, a character asks, ``One KGB illegal has it within his power to cause Gorbachev's downfall?'' That is what readers are meant to believe as top KGB agent Nikolai Malik gets his hands on a portable, U.S.-made nuclear weapon. Deployed, the weapon could make fateful enemies for America and allow Malik's anti-Gorbachev faction to return to the ``good old'' Cold War days. But Malik, a sadistic pervert, has brutalized, raped and killed Kate Gannon in New York, and uses diplomatic immunity to get off scot-free. However, Kate's husband Jack, civilian consultant and veteran of the top-secret Delta special forces, is set on revenge. Uusing his old-boy contacts, Gannon manages to elude both the FBI and CIA in pursuit of Malik; meanwhile, Soviet military intelligence is also after the KGB agent. The action scenes fall oddly flat, but Pollock's gift for lovingly detailed descriptions of various weaponry may satisfy fans of the genre. Major ad/promo; author tour. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved