By Alan Jacobson
An enigmatic covert operative. a talented FBI agent with a gloomy prior. And an apprehension plot not like any in history... An explosion pulverizes the president-elect's helicopter on Election evening. It quickly turns into transparent that the crowd at the back of the assassination possesses a long way higher achieve than whatever the FBI's Joint Terrorism job strength has but encountered—and a plot so deeply interwoven within the country’s textile that it threatens to upend America's political method. yet as division of safeguard covert operative Hector DeSantos and FBI Agent Aaron “Uzi” Uziel deal with who's at the back of the bombings, Uzi’s own demons not just jeopardize the research yet may well sit down on the center of a tangle of lies that threaten to set off a world terrorist assault. Hailed through political mystery grasp Vince Flynn as “a clever, complicated novel that explodes from the page,” and through Lee baby as “a nice thriller” that’s “fast, tough, and intelligent,” challenging goal is a ticking time bomb that retains you clinging to the sting of your seat...and turning the pages. notice: tough objective additionally positive aspects Jacobson's famed FBI Profiler, Karen Vail, in a key position affecting nationwide protection.
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Then followed cleaning, grooming, saddling, the roll-call, and muster. The staff officer in command of the camp bawled stentoriously ; the military commissary bustled around; the sergeants training the young cossacks shouted their orders. ' They fired at targets. The younger cossacks eagerly vied with one another in the sabre exercises, the old hands dodged the fatigues. About a week before the break-up of the camp Ivan Tomilin's wife came to visit him. She brought him some home-made crack nel, an assortment of dainties and a sheaf of village news.
Stepan stood on the threshold, gaunt and estranged. 'Well. . ' he said. Aksinia, all her full, buxom body reeling, went to meet him. 'Beat me,' she said slowly, and stood sideways to him. 'Well, Aksinia. . ' .
After seeing Stepan off to camp she decided to see Gregor as little as possible. After the fishing expedition her decision was still further strengthened. Chapter 4 SOME two days before Trinity the distribution of the village meadowland took place. Pantaleimon attended the allotment. He came back at dinner-time, threw off his bootS with a groan, and noisily $cratching his weary legs, announced : 'Our portion lies close to the Red Cliff. Not over-good grass as grass goes. The upper part runs up to the forest, it's just scrub in places.