Disclosure: I received this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review.Gauntlet: A Novel Of International Intrigue by Richard Aaron is a story filled with interwoven relationships among governments and terrorists. The story begins in Libya, where 660 tons of Semtex is destroyed in a huge explosion. Except, somehow, some of the Semtex disappeared before it was detonated. Stolen by terrorists and destined for a terror attack, the Semtex is moved towards America, all while the US government is trying to find it before a terror attack of unimaginable proportions happens. We follow the stories of many of the characters and slowly piece together how their lives have led them to this adventure. The reader will learn of secret government agencies, filled with a variety of interesting agents who find it just as difficult to work together as it is to find the stolen Semtex. The author describes the players within the terrorist group and the plot that unfolds as the Semtex is moved right under the noses of the US government. The best part about this book is the realization that something like could actually happen. As I first began reading, I found it a challenge to keep up with the many characters, but as the story unfolded, it was easier to see how it all fit together. The plot is well written and thrilling, with many twists and turns, and a wide variety of very interesting characters you'll never want to meet. I really enjoyed reading Gauntlet and definitely recommend it.
About the book:
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.
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