In an America still reeling from a devastating military attack, Russian terrorist Yegor Zakharov hatches an incredibly daring plot inside the country's own borders. He relies on a Mexican "coyote"-human smuggler-and extreme nationalist Ernesto Fuerza to cross back and forth across the Mexican border to bring in commandos, weapons, and supplies to help him in his mission. Major Jason Richter, Dr. Ariadna Vega, Command Sergeant Major Ray Jefferson, Patrick McLanahan, and Dave Luger return in this techno military-thriller that explores the dangers of illegal immigration through America's southern border.
Never mind that the U.S. government tries to soothe things along the southern border by launching Operation Rampart. Border patrol agents are still being knocked off, and then the Mexican president demands a revolution to take back territory that had belonged to Mexico. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information. -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
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May 31, 2006
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Excerpt from Edge of Battle by Dale Brown
Later that morning
"Don't talk to me about bigotry, xenophobia, or racism," Bob O'Rourke said even before the country-western bumper music faded completely away. "Don't you dare call this show and call me a racist. I'm mad enough to chew nails right now, my friends, and I might just lose my temper."
Fand Kent, Bob O'Rourke's producer and call screener on the top-rated nationally syndicated talk radio show The Bottom Line, smiled broadly as she turned the gain down on her headphones. If you looked up the term type-A personality in the dictionary, you might find Bob O'Rourke's picture there. He was always headstrong, dynamic, animated, energized-but he was even more so behind the microphone. During their one-hour production meeting before each show in Bob's office, he had the usual array of national newspapers stacked up on his desk and his ever-present tablet PC notebook ready to take electronic notes, but today when she walked in for the meeting there were just as many newspapers on the floor, and crumpled up and tossed toward the wastebasket.
Bob O'Rourke's loud, deep, rapid-fire voice with just a slight Texas twang in it was exactly opposite of his physical appearance, which Bob carefully worked to conceal (and which cost the jobs of a few other producers when they slipped up and released unflattering descriptions of their boss): he was five six and weighed one-forty soaking wet, with thin black hair, a thin neck, very light skin, despite living in a town with eleven months of sunshine a year, and rather delicate-looking features. He was so self-conscious of his physical stature that he wore a cowboy hat, boots, and sunglasses all the time, even in the studio, and had trained his voice to become deeper.