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In this rousing novel, the action sweeps from the Oval Office to a Navy SEAL assault on a remote Indonesian Island, from the court-martial of an admiral to the impeachment hearings of a peacenik President.

The President orders the arrest and trial of a battle group commander who, in defiance of a presidential order, led a Congress-authorized attack on terrorists. The angry Speaker of the House retaliates by initiating impeachment proceedings. Jim Dillon, the Speaker's top aide, finds himself defending the admiral in the court-martial and is named number-two prosecutor for the upcoming impeachment trial.

Meanwhile, a terrorist invades a U.S.-owned gold mine on an Indonesian island, murdering the American boss, and holding his wife hostage. The price for her life: the release of captured fellow terrorists. Dillon uncovers another forgotten power to the Constitution, the Rules of Capture, to authorize a SEAL-led attack.

With a feel for politics that rivals Bob Woodward's, a Scott Turow-like gift for legal drama, and a hard-charging rush of military action that surpasses Tom Clancy, James W. Huston delivers a heart-stopping novel that builds to a riveting final confrontation on Capital Hill. Meanwhile, halfway around the world, the SEALs head for shore in their new Mirage assault boats to finish the job.

©1999 James W. Huston (P)1999 Blackstone Audiobooks

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"Terrorism, pacifism, freedom of religion, and politics are the themes running through this action-packed novel, which also includes clever lawyers, a court-martial, and the impeachment of a president....[Adams Morgan] narrates in a lively tempo that keeps the story moving along nicely." ( AudioFile)
"Huston continues to be a most welcome newcomer to the ranks of thriller-scribblers." ( Booklist)

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  • pc1957
  • München, Deutschland
  • 13.01.2006

Fascinating

This book is fascinating from the beginning to the very end. The novel provides a detailed look into the political system of the U.S.A. as well as the structure of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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