Jason Richter and Task Force TALON return in the pulse-pounding follow-up to 'Act of War.' Violence has erupted on the border between the United States and Mexico, caused by rival drug lords. Major Jason Richter along with the members of Task Force TALON set up a base in Southern California called Operation Rampart, with the aim of crushing the ...
Jason Richter and Task Force TALON return in the pulse-pounding follow-up to 'Act of War.' Violence has erupted on the border between the United States and Mexico, caused by rival drug lords. Major Jason Richter along with the members of Task Force TALON set up a base in Southern California called Operation Rampart, with the aim of crushing the unrest. But their presence causes controversy, and suddenly events begin to take a very menacing turn. Ernesto Fuerza, nicknamed Commander Veracruz has reinvented himself as a Mexican freedom fighter and is intent on causing mayhem by declaring the treaty that gave the Northern-most Mexican states to the US, illegal. However, his motives are far from honourable and hide a sinister plot to flood the US with drugs. Re-assigned to the FBI to investigate the murders of several border patrolmen in Southern California, Task Force TALON uncovers Fuerza's real intentions. As Richter and his team are coaxed across the border into Mexico, tension between the two countries explodes into violence and an all out guerrilla warfare threatens to destroy the very fabric of the USA. Only Richter and his seasoned gang of professionals can stop the carnage. But is it already too late?
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Publishers Weekly, 2006-07-10 Veteran audio, TV and film actor McShane brings Brown's latest thriller to life with understated skill-a much-needed element in this churning engine of hard-to-swallow political and military theorizing. Listening to McShane is like sitting in a bar and sharing war stories with a friend; his raspy, deceptively ordinary voice could well belong to one of the U.S. Border Patrol agents who are killed by a Russian terrorist group in the hot zone between America and Mexico, or a member of Task Force TALON-the U.S. paramilitary unit trying to wipe out the terrorists whose leader has linked up with a seriously nasty "coyote"-a vicious smuggler of drugs as well as people. What Brown does best are the sort of nonstop action scenes his fans have come to expect-and McShane knows just how to bring those moments to vivid audio life without going over the top. Simultaneous release with the Morrow hardcover (Reviews, Mar. 27). (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2006-03-27 Action junkies for whom characterization is not a priority will zip through this near-future techno-thriller from bestseller Brown, a sequel to Act of War (2005). The elite American unit known as Task Force TALON continues to battle a Russian terrorist group known as the Consortium, whose leader, Yegor Zakharov, seeks to exploit the porous Mexican border to infiltrate the U.S. and has allied himself with a mysterious Mexican smuggler of drugs and people. When U.S. Border Patrol agents are massacred, the National Security Agency adviser proposes such radical steps as using robots and nanotechnology to protect the border with Mexico. Some readers may find the lack of any radical Islamic threat in 2007 a bit hard to swallow (even with this imagined universe's capture of Osama bin Laden), while the escalation of tensions with Mexico, exacerbated by that country's na?ve president who has jumped to politics from a career in television, also takes quite a bit of suspension of disbelief. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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