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Publisher's Summary

A small nation that bolsters the terrorist cause is flexing its military muscle in a far corner of the world. On a mission to the now-volatile Mediterranean, F/A-18 pilot Lieutenant Ed Stovic shoots down an Algerian MiG at the climax of a dramatic, high-stakes dogfight and becomes an overnight hero in the eyes of his countrymen - and the target of a zealot's revenge. Suddenly Stovic and his loved ones have been marked for death by an enraged avenger, a pawn of powerful Islamic extremists with devastating plans for America.
But there is another player in the shadows, unseen by the hunters and the hunted alike. A specialist who moves covertly through the most secret branches of the government, a lethal tool of an ambitious NSA Director who will stop at nothing to attain the power she covets. Kent "Rat" Rathman must now devise a brilliant counterstrike, to save a friend and his country.
©2002 James W. Huston (P)2010 Blackstone Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

“Huston revisits Washington, D.C., with a new hero in tow. Ken (Rat) Rathman gets involved in international intrigue when his old roommate's fighter plane is challenged by Algerian aircraft." ( Library Journal)
“Huston's latest military-techno thriller….introduces super-hero Kent Rathman, aka Rat, a versatile Navy SEAL doing undercover spook work for the CIA and the National Security Council…[amid] car chases, shoot outs, jet plane dogfights, secret terrorist plots and Washington, D.C., conspiracies.” ( Publishers Weekly)
“James Huston is easily the hottest new writer of military thrillers to come around in quite a while….Consistently entertaining….Firmly set in the current war on terrorism….[It] will leave readers more than satisfied—not to mention a bit breathless.” ( Flint Journal)
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4 out of 5 stars
By steven on 01-18-11

interesting insight

As ususal huston does a good job with the aerospace type tech thriller. SOME of the characters are a bit unbelievable but good overall. Love the idea of givin it to all them islamic terrorists. Sort of like the fun you get during a 24 episode when jack bauer does some good torture. Unbelievable sequence near the ending climax. Having been a Marine sniper I know thats possible, probable and IMPOSSIBLE, and I don't mean lucky, but impossible. Knowing how the blue angels pick their aviators, at least in general, unlikely this guy would have been picked. Also, they are a VERY tight group and I suspect would be resentful of the enourmous outside interference they get. But over all, a great listen I would reccomend to the military/terrorist thriller crowd.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Felton on 10-24-10

Good Listen

A good listen if you enjoy Huston books. It was not as exciting as most of his but was well worth the listen.

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