The New York Times bestselling author reveals the chaos of warfare as Islamic terrorists form a powerful coalition in hopes of breaking Americas will to continue the war on terror Captain Nathan Dixon of the US Army Rangers has been specially chosen to command Company A, in the elite 3rd Battalion Rangers. Theyve been hand-picked to be part of the new Joint Task Force Sierra. Sierra has been formed to conduct special anti-terrorist operations in the Philippines and Indonesia, in response to a sudden, urgent, major terrorist threat. A charismatic terrorist leader has united the various Islamic terrorist factions into a confederation whose aim is to drag the United States into a protracted war of attrition. But in order to carry out his plans the terrorists must play a deadly game of cat and mouse as they attempt to draw the American forces into ambushes and small, bloody encounters. Nathans father, Lieutenant General Scott Dixon is deeply involved in the task forces operations. General Dixon tracks the counter-terrorist forces in South Asia as Captain Dixon leads his highly skilled Ranger company on mission after mission. Not only are the terrorist leader and his forces almost impossible to hunt down in the jungle, but they can kill Americans almost at will. A military and political struggle ensues between those who want to terminate Joint Task Force Sierra and those who think the terrorist leader and his army must be hunted down and killed. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
This pulse-pounding military thriller from bestseller Coyle (They Are Soldiers) depicts the U.S.'s current war against terrorism from the rare perspective of a small unit battling an elusive enemy. Army Ranger Capt. Nathan Dixon and his men are chomping at the bit to be dispatched to the Philippines to track down Hamdani Summirat, a charismatic Indonesian soldier and strategic mastermind turned jihadist behind a plot to found a pan-Islamic republic in Southeast Asia. But what happens when the biggest adversary is your own battalion commander? Egomaniacal Lt. Col. Robert Delmont sees the looming crisis as the ultimate springboard for his career and, regardless of the mounting body count, he's hell-bent on being perceived as the heroic leader, even if his inept tactics are putting his charges in mortal danger. Forced to take matters into his own hands, Dixon improvises with action-packed results. While the characterization isn't exactly deep, Coyle's masterfully labyrinthine plot lines, pedal-to-the-metal pacing and brutally realistic portrayal of army life make this another winner. (May)
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May 15, 2007
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