Liberty (Jake Grafton, Book 10) by Stephen Coonts
By Stephen Coonts
On a quiet park bench in Manhattan---just miles from the ruins of the area alternate Center---spymaster Jake Janos Illin supplies a chilling mystery message to Jake Grafton: A rogue Russian normal has offered 4 nuclear warheads to a thorough Islamic terrorist team, the Sword of Islam. the gang intends to detonate them in the US within the final terror strike, the apocalypse that may set off a holy battle among Western civilization and the Muslim global. After passing Illin’s message to his superiors, Grafton is charged by way of the president with the duty of assembling a mystery group to discover the warheads prior to America’s inhabitants facilities are fed on by way of a nuclear holocaust.
As he hunts for the terrorists, Grafton quickly reveals himself as much as his neck in energy politics, techno-billionaires, money-grubbing traitors, anarchists, and spies. He additionally discovers that the terrorists don’t all come from the center East. they arrive from areas with reference to domestic. They masquerade as patriots. a few will also have the president’s ear.
With the survival of Western civilization at stake, Grafton pulls out all of the stops. Calling at the advice of the indomitable Toad Tarkington, and CIA burglar Tommy Carmellini, he raids the prisons to gather his staff whereas the clock ticks towards Armageddon.
Peopled with the wealthy, bright characters that experience made Stephen Coonts recognized all over the world, Liberty is all motion and suspense from the first actual web page. And it poses the unanswerable query: How some distance may still civilization visit guard itself from its mortal enemies?
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C. for a concert. " Linnet heard herself giggling and swallowed the sound. Am I getting drunk? She decided she should have consumed more dinner or less wine. "Tell that to Robin. She thought I spoiled Dee anyway, but that's what aunts are for, right? " "She didn't like the idea very much, but it was either that or keep up the daily screaming matches with a rebellious teenager. Deanna behaved for me—usually. " "Mom agreed with that. " "He'd died the year before. " She picked up the bottle and found it empty.
The blue-haired girl had vanished. Chapter 6 «^» Aware that she had little hope of finding one person who'd faded into the crowd in the terminal, Linnet hurried back to the car-rental counter. She debated whether to tell Max about the futile chase. She decided not to mention the incident, at least for now. After all, she wasn't sure of the girl's identity. The panicked flight didn't mean much. Who wouldn't run if a strange woman started chasing her? Linnet irritably squelched a voice in the back of her mind that hinted she was withholding information from Max only because his own secretiveness annoyed her.
She had to suck air into her lungs before she could speak. " "I won't," came the muffled reply. " She obeyed. When she turned toward the bed again, Max flung off the sheet and sat up. Linnet didn't look away quickly enough. She wasn't sure whether to be disappointed or relieved when she saw the navy blue running shorts he'd slept in. They revealed more than enough—lean hips, muscular legs that went on forever, and a discreet bulge under the cloth. Her nipples tingled. Painfully aware of her reaction, she blushed hotly and fled from the room.