A Thousand Years Of Darknessby Charles W. Sasser
From the author of previous military and action adventure novels like THE 100TH KILL, DETACHMENT DELTA series and THE RETURN comes Charles W. Sasser's latest speculative political action-adventure thriller ripped from today's headlines and based on actual current events. Police Detective James Nail is wounded and his daughter murdered in an/i>/i>/i>
From the author of previous military and action adventure novels like THE 100TH KILL, DETACHMENT DELTA series and THE RETURN comes Charles W. Sasser's latest speculative political action-adventure thriller ripped from today's headlines and based on actual current events. Police Detective James Nail is wounded and his daughter murdered in an attack that also kills "right-wing" TV personality Jerry Baer. As Nail and Baer's producer, Sharon Lowenthal, team up to track down the shooters, they discover a conspiracy that leads to an international cartel of "One Worlders" and may implicate the President of the United States. Falsely accused of terrorism, they must keep one step ahead of Homeland Security to stay alive, bring down the traitors, and save the nation.
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"The most gripping scenes in the book document...emotion in the seconds just before the Hellfire missile arrives on target..." THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS (NEW YORK TIMES) on Predator: The Remote-Control Air War over Iraq and Afghanistan.
"A gripping combat memoir...honest and exciting...a roving tale, full of sharp detail and told in the harsh language of soldiers baptized in fire..." KIRKUS REVIEWS on Taking Fire.
"Bustles with danger, intrigue, and surprise. Rapid-fire action from beginning to end." Clive Cussler on First Seal.
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I liked the blurb premise, but within 100 pages, could see that it was a right wing polemic thinly disguised as a novel. Don't bother. The detective "hero" loses his daughter (who giggled at everything he said to her) along with a right wing talk show host. He must prove that the President and the government are doing a massive cover up to bring the US into the Marxist fold. Don't even waste your time.
I couldn't help but roll my eyes repeatedly when I read this book. If you buy into all of the "FOX news" truthiness, maybe you would enjoy it. I thought that the plot filled about one third of the book, the rest was cut and pasted from Glen Beck or Hannity. As I said, if you like that sort of thing, you might enjoy it,but you have all ready read most of the book.
Disappointing ending, it leaves too many open questions with regards to how things were done, even when the end is clear.