A Nuclear Missile...A Band of Terrorists...And Only Two People Who Can Prevent Armageddon.When a doomsday cult captures an U.S. Air Force missile base, it's up to a lowly sergeant and a female psychiatrist to prevent a nuclear holocaust. That’s the setup of “BALLISTIC,” the chilling new thriller from the Edgar-nominated author of the Jake Lassiter series.Morale and disciplA Nuclear Missile...A Band of Terrorists...And Only Two People Who Can Prevent Armageddon.When a doomsday cult captures an U.S. Air Force missile base, it's up to a lowly sergeant and a female psychiatrist to prevent a nuclear holocaust. That’s the setup of “BALLISTIC,” the chilling new thriller from the Edgar-nominated author of the Jake Lassiter series.Morale and discipline suffer as missile squadrons are dismantled under a nuclear arms treaty. An Air Force base in Wyoming is ripe for terrorist attack, and it comes from an unexpected source: home-grown religious commandos. Brother David, son of a nuclear physicist, leads a well-armed cult bent on bringing out Armageddon, as prophesied by the Book of Revelations. Only two people can stop the greatest disaster in the history of mankind: Sergeant Jack Jericho, who is haunted by an act of cowardice in his past, and Dr. Susan Burns, a psychiatrist trapped in the launch control capsule during routine tests of the missile crews. To prevent a nuclear holocaust, these two must work together to defeat the terrorists and to exorcize their own demons.“BALLISTIC is ‘Die Hard’ in a missile silo. Terrific!” – Stephen J. CannellPRAISE FOR THE FICTION OF PAUL LEVINE“A breathless thriller.” – Atlanta Constitution“Mystery writing at its very, very best.” – Larry King, USA TODAY"Irreverent...genuinely clever...great fun." – The New York Times Book Review“Levine is a brilliant stylist as well as storyteller.” – Providence (R.I.) Journal“Genuinely chilling.” – Washington Post Book World “Wildly entertaining.” – St. Louis Post-Dispatch“Cracking good action-mystery.” – Detroit Free PressTHE JAKE LASSITER SERIESTo Speak for the DeadNight VisionFalse DawnMortal SinRiptideFool Me TwiceFlesh & BonesLassiter (Fall 2011)ABOUT THE AUTHORThe author of 14 novels, Paul Levine won the John D. MacDonald fiction award and was nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, and James Thurber prizes. A former trial lawyer, he also wrote for the CBS military drama “JAG” and co-created the Supreme Court drama “First Monday” starring James Garner and Joe Mantegna. The critically acclaimed national bestseller “To Speak for the Dead” was his first novel. He is also the author of the “Solomon vs. Lord” series, the Supreme Court novel “Impact” and the border thriller, “Illegal.” His next novel will be “Lassiter,” due in hardcover in Fall 2011. More at http://www.paul-levine.com...
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Enjoyable read! Paul Levine shows he is a great writer,no matter what the genre is. This book is a complete departure from his humorous Lassiter and Solomon vs Lord series,but keeps you on the edge of your from start to finish. If you like a good thriller,this is a book that you should read
"Awesome and Thrilling"This is another awesome, extremely well written novel by popular author Paul Levine. His novels will really grab you and it's hard to close the book, even at 1:00 a.m. In this story, a home-grown terrorist group takes over an Air Force missile silo, determined to launch the missile to bring an apocalyptic end to our world. There are only two people who can prevent this potential massive destruction: an obnoxious sergeant who fails to follow orders, and a female psychologist, held hostage by the terrorists within the silo. The story is very descriptive and enthralling. Also, it's very thought provoking as to the efficiency of the troops tasked with defending and protecting our homeland. A must read.
A great suspense and military along with apocalyptic storyA departure from the lawyer/shyster theme of Levine's other books I have read. A insane preacher man and his cult attempt to launch a nuke on to Jerusalem to bring on the apocalypse. An unlikely hero emerged to attempt to save the day. You'll have to read the book to find if he does or does not save the holiest locations of three major world religions.There are several subplots of political and military power struggles. This along with mental health and struggles with personal demons by key players.I am glad I am retired and didn't have to stop reading at key points in this tale!
Home-grown, fundamentalist driven terrorists take over a nuclear facility and an unlikely hero tries to save the day. This military/action adventure is quite different from Mr. Levine's legal thrillers. As much as I enjoy two of his other series, Jake Lassiter and Solomon and Lord, this book was just too over the top and silly for me. This book was offered as a kindle freebie and though it wasn't for me, I thank the author for his generosity.
Great fun!Loved every page and the pace. Great character! Lots of action and suspense with a new surprise on in every chapter.
A page turnerI stayed up an extra hour to finish. I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep without knowing how things ended.
Interesting book and interesting take on the demilitarization of the cold war.
I really enjoy Paul Levine's books. Enjoyed this.
Very good thriller that starts slowly but gets better as you go on.About religious fanatics trying to launch a ICBM