by Richard Aaron


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A terrorist threat is looming; an attack that would dwarf any other. This time, the government knows it’s coming, but doesn’t know where, or how.

660 tons of Semtex is detonated in a massive explosion in Libya. The operation seems to have gone smoothly, but within minutes of the explosion, CIA agent Richard Lawrence discovers that one shipment of the explosive has been hijacked. Days later, a glory-seeking ‘Emir’ broadcasts to the world that he is planning a massive terrorist strike against a U.S. landmark. And he gives a time line of one month. Now a desperate chase is on, as the men bent on attacking the U.S. use every weapon at their disposal to evade American authorities. Time and again they prove willing to destroy anything—and anyone—standing in their way. But Hamilton Turbee, an autistic computer mastermind at the newly created TTIC agency, discovers a way to track them. His flawed genius gives the nation its only chance at stopping the attack, if the American leadership will listen. As the enemies near their destination, it is up to the TTIC team to stop the massive explosion that could destroy the lives of millions.

As the world watches in horror, the President asks TTIC two questions:

Where will the attack be? And can we stop it?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Cutting-edge research, complex plotting and in-depth characterization. Aaron keeps the action moving swiftly forward.”

– Publishers Weekly

“…novelist Aaron writes rich dialog and vivid action, not to mention fascinating characters.”

– Library Journal

“Richard Aaron gives us a stunning look at what really drives terrorism in a breathtaking thriller that’s in step with our fast-paced world. Outperforms 24.”

– New York Times Bestselling Author David Morrell

“Wow, wow, wow! GAUNTLET is a tour de force of exuberant storytelling … the definitive reality-based global thriller. Great suspense, a killer plot, and — amazingly —real characters. An Absolute winner.”

New York Times Bestselling Author John Lescroart

Publishers Weekly

Cutting-edge research, complex plotting and in-depth characterizations lift Aaron's debut, a terrorist thriller. Afghan Yousseff Said al-Sabbhan, who's built an enormous drug-smuggling enterprise, has worked out with his co-conspirator, "the Emir," a plan to destroy an American city and bring the country to its knees. Opposing the plotters is the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, a secret agency staffed by men and women drawn from every sector of the U.S. intelligence community. Autistic mathematician Hamilton Turbee, a TTIC employee, is a standout in a vast cast of characters, surely one of the most interesting and endearing heroes ever to star in an action adventure novel. Despite the incredible amount of detail and the constant flashbacks, Aaron keeps the action moving swiftly forward. Some readers may be frustrated by the abrupt ending as well as patches of mundane prose, but all will eagerly await the two projected sequels. 6-city author tour. (Mar.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948792110
Publisher: The Kuritz Group, Inc.
Publication date: 04/25/2018
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

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