by Zack Hamric

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Ryan Black is living a life most men will never know- filled with high-risk adventure in exotic locales, an authentic hero who willingly confronts head-on the life and death challenges often found in emerging trouble spots around the globe. He is a man who most women find intriguing- yet it is Cassandra, a rare woman possessing a unique combination of inner strength and beauty who dares to enter his life.

This high impact thriller takes you on a desperate mission to prevent a radiological attack on the United States by Jusef al Sudairy. From mysterious crashes of Soviet-era fighters in California to high-tech naval battles in the Atlantic, the action is nonstop in this first volume in the Ryan Black Series.

An Excerpt:

Chapter 1

"If the conquest of a great peak brings moments of exultation and bliss, which in the monotonous, materialistic existence of modern times nothing else can approach, it also presents great dangers. It is not the goal of grand alpinism to face peril, but it is one of the tests one must undergo to deserve the joy of rising for an instant above the state of crawling grubs."
Lionel Terray, 1965

THE WINGS OF THE BALD EAGLE rippled from the rising currents as he knifed through the sky high above the foothills of the Sierra range. Feeling the turbulent air of the thermals boiling off the sun-baked landscape, he instinctively banked into the uplifting arms of the air column and was pulled skyward toward the roof of the world. He was the perfect predator- master of all the territory that lay thousands of feet below. A reflection on the distant East face of Mt. Whitney attracted his attention but for a moment and he resumed his pursuit in the ageless dance of hunter and prey.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012541178
Publisher: zack hamric
Publication date: 05/29/2010
Series: Ryan Black , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 362
File size: 212 KB

About the Author

Zack Hamric grew up as the oldest in a family of four children in Memphis, Tn. In his family, reading often replaced the television as entertainment and from an early age literature was an integral part of his life. He graduated from the University of Memphis with a degree in Political Science in 1980. The next couple of years he spent several months skiing many of the resorts in the West and through good fortune managed to survive a few winter mountaineering and climbing adventures along the way. Life has a funny way of changing dreams, and for the next twenty years, most of his adventures were confined to raising a family with three children and traveling the country as a corporate citizen. Most Monday mornings would find him waiting in an airport buying the latest Tom Clancy or Lee Child novel. After reading thousands of geopolitical thrillers through the years, Zack turned his dream of writing a novel into a reality that was five years in the making and wrote the first in a series of Ryan Black novels, CRESCENT RISING. These days, Zack can be found living in Sarasota, Fl. and on beautiful afternoons might be found sailing in the Gulf aboard his sloop Dolce Vita while creating new plotlines for his upcoming novel BLANK SLATE.

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