Liberty

Liberty

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Learning that a terrorist network has obtained easily transportable nuclear weapons and is being aided by an American traitor with access to the highest levels of government, Jake Grafton is given orders by the president to stop an attack.

McMillan Palgrave
On a quiet park bench in Manhattan---just miles from the ruins of the World Trade Center---spymaster Jake Janos Illin delivers a chilling secret message to Jake Grafton: A rogue Russian general has sold four nuclear warheads to a radical Islamic terrorist group, the Sword of Islam. The group intends to detonate them in America in the ultimate terror strike, the apocalypse that will trigger a holy war between Western civilization and the Muslim world. After passing Illin’s message to his superiors, Grafton is charged by the president with the task of assembling a secret team to find the warheads before America’s population centers are consumed by a nuclear holocaust.

As he hunts for the terrorists, Grafton soon finds himself up to his neck in power politics, techno-billionaires, money-grubbing traitors, anarchists, and spies. He also discovers that the terrorists don’t all come from the Middle East. They come from places close to home. They masquerade as patriots. Some may even have the president’s ear.

With the survival of Western civilization at stake, Grafton pulls out all the stops. Calling on the assistance of the indomitable Toad Tarkington, and CIA burglar Tommy Carmellini, he raids the prisons to assemble his team while the clock ticks toward Armageddon.

Peopled with the rich, vivid characters that have made Stephen Coonts famous worldwide, Liberty is all action and suspense from the very first page. And it poses the unanswerable question: How far should civilization go to defend itself from its mortal enemies?


Blackwell North Amer
On a quiet park bench in Manhattan - just miles from the ruins of the World Trade Center - spymaster Jake Janos Illin delivers a chilling secret message to Jake Grafton: A rogue Russian general has sold four nuclear warheads to a radical Islamic terrorist group, the Sword of Islam. The group intends to detonate them in America in the ultimate terror strike, the apocalypse that will trigger a holy war between Western civilization and the Muslim world. After passing Illin's message to his superiors, Grafton is charged by the president with assembling a secret team to find the warheads before America's population centers are consumed by a nuclear holocaust.
As he hunts for the terrorists, Grafton soon finds himself up to his neck in power politics, techno-billionaires, money-grubbing traitors, anarchists, and spies. He also discovers that the terrorists don't all come from the Middle East. They come from places close to home. They masquerade as patriots. Some may even have the president's ear.
With the survival of Western civilization at stake, Grafton pulls out all the stops. Calling on the assistance of the indomitable Toad Tarkington, and CIA burglar Tommy Carmellini, he raids the prisons to assemble his team while the clock ticks toward Armageddon.

Baker
& Taylor

Learning that a terrorist network has obtained easily transportable nuclear weapons and is being aided by an American traitor with access to the highest levels of government, Jake Grafton is given orders by the president to stop an attack. 300,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
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ISBN: 9780312283612
031228361X
Branch Call Number: F COO
Characteristics: 420 p. : 24 cm

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Mar 22, 2011

A novel written for television commercial and series breaks. Characters are super-human for sensationalism. One can skip entire chapters and be comfortably entertained. Much like a TV series.

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rahmmie
Feb 23, 2011

Much better than the previous book (Saucer)

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