Shock and Awe

Shock and Awe

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Shock and Awe is an incendiary action thriller from an audacious new voice. Ex-special forces operative Carla Smukowski is struggling to come to terms with her brothera€™s murder by Islamic militants, but shea€™s unwilling to make peace with a world which has betrayed her. Her collaborator a€“ and sometimes lover a€“ is Boyce Hammond, a down-at-heel FBI agent whoa€™s been undercover so long hea€™s forgotten where his loyalties lie. Smukowski, Hammond and their squad of American terrorists a€“ the so-called Ethan Allen Brigade a€“ seize a shipment of Indonesian nuclear waste, intending to make a radiological a€˜dirty bomba€™ for an attack that will inflame the Islamic world. But just as Hammond begins to fear the group he has infiltrated might pull off their insane scheme, the stolen shipment is snatched from them by a group of extremist every bit as dangerous a€“ and now America itself is the target. Packed with breathtaking action scenes, political insight and unforgettable characters, Shock and Awe turns the terrorist novel on its head: a subversive action thriller for a new era.Ia#39;ve put guards on the saw blades so we cana#39;t accidentally slice too deep, but it needs to be done from behind shields, lead gloves, everybody takes turns. ... The babies need to stay in their cask as long as possible, and we need to weaken the structure as late as possible.a#39; a#39;Whata#39;s this ... a#39;Most of the energy goes up and out, and the dispersant starts degassing . . . not so much boom, but a big, big footprint.

Title:Shock and Awe
Author:David Isaak
Publisher:Pan Macmillan - 2008-09-04


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