Behold, An Ashen Horseby Lee Boyland
First, it strikes the U.S. with five nuclear lightning bolts, then it sweeps across the globe, forever altering the course of civilization. Jihads topple moderate Muslim governments. America teeters on the brink of economic collapse. The Islamic Empire rises from the chaos of the Middle East. Secretary of
The gathering storm of radical Islam becomes a whirlwind.
First, it strikes the U.S. with five nuclear lightning bolts, then it sweeps across the globe, forever altering the course of civilization. Jihads topple moderate Muslim governments. America teeters on the brink of economic collapse. The Islamic Empire rises from the chaos of the Middle East. Secretary of Homeland Security, Major General George Alexander, ascends to the presidency and does what has to be done to save America and confront the Islamic whirlwind. A frightening, realistic story of events after a nuclear 9/11, written by a weapons expert.
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BEHOLD, AN ASHEN HORSE picks up the story told in ¿The Rings of Allah.¿ Islamic terrorists have shattered America¿s security. Five of her cities, including Washington, DC and most of the federal government, lie in radioactive ruins destroyed by nuclear bombs. Now it¿s up to one no- nonsense, actions-speak-louder-than-words president to set events in motion that will change the geo-political shape of world for centuries to come. What follows is a well-plotted, action-packed story of survival¿survival of America and survival of the West. By creating a cross section of typical American citizens acting out fictionalized post-nuclear-attack scenarios the author challenges the reader to face potential real life situations: some, which many would rather not face, and some, which¿as the author himself states¿are unsolvable except by force. Boyland takes the reader where no author has dared to go. As the shadow of radical Islamic forces hurtle the world closer to an atomic Armageddon, Secretary of Homeland Security George Alexander 'a retired USAF major general', the only surviving Cabinet member, becomes president and sets about saving the nation. While assembling an interim Cabinet, Alexander must deal with downed communications, a closed banking system, interrupted commerce and oil shipments, domestic jihads, liberal obstructionists, and attacks on Jordon and Israel, before turning his attention to subduing the civilized world¿s oldest enemy¿the rabid Islamic adherents to Allah¿s messages to the Prophet Mohammed and their New Islamic Empire. An empire headed its new caliph, Saladin II, formerly Mohammed al-Mihdar, master terrorist behind the five American bomb attacks. Realizing he must determine the true nature of the enemy, Alexander forms a religious committee of experts to answer his all consuming question¿Is the West is fighting the Islamic Empire or Islam the religion? In one cut-to-the-chase chapter the author clearly and concisely documents the answer. Other evil forces in the world smell blood and use America¿s weakened condition to use the situation to their advantage. Kim Jung-il and Hugo Chavez prance upon the stage of world events¿only to be heard from nevermore. The fates of several characters left untold in the cliff hanger ending of ¿The Rings of Allah¿ are revealed. Like wise¿ implying a sequel¿the fate of newly introduced characters is unrevealed in Behold and Ashen Horse. A new love interest is introduced, which suggest of serious complications for three charismatic characters. Boyland continues his trademark style of anchoring the story in historical events and accurately describing weapons and their use. This time military engagements are added, and the reader is introduced to advanced weapons. Tom Clancy, my favorite novelist, was the undisputed king of 20th Century Cold War political technothrillers. ¿Behold, an Ashen Horse¿ places Lee Boyland on the road to claiming the crown for the 21st Century war with extremist Islam. Once started, the book is impossible to put down.
The novel of the year has arrived. Forget about Patterson, King, Grisham and company. If you want at long last to read a work that is intelligent, gripping, and truly terrifying, pick up a copy of Lee Boyland's BEHOLD AN ASHEN HORSE. Mr. Boyland, who has an extensive background in nuclear engineering and national defense, is the rightful heir in American fiction to Tom Clancy.'
Author Lee Boyland left his readers hanging at the end of THE RINGS OF ALLAH. Five nuclear devices were placed in the United States, but would the US be able to react in time? BEHOLD, AN ASHEN HORSE picks up the story right where RINGS left off. The US, mired in liberal politics, bureaucracy, and political correctness, doesn't react, and the resulting 'Day of Islam' costs the lives of millions of Americans. The entire government is wiped out in the blink of an eye, except retired Air Force General George Alexander, who is serving as the Secretary of Homeland Security. Alexander becomes President, establishes a government, and sets forth to find and punish those responsible. The release of nuclear weapons is authorized, and President Alexander vows that this time there will be no 'unfinished business.' This book has plenty of technological details, but the author does a great job of keeping things moving and not letting technology bog down the story the descriptions are simple but accurate. Boyland also does a great job of developing his characters, and you can't help but fall in love with President Alexander as he pulls out all the stops and runs roughshod over the liberal bureaucrats who try to stop him from saving the United States and taking vengeance on those who attacked her. If you ever felt that the US needs to step up and act like the superpower she is, THIS is the book for you!
Lee and Vista Boyland¿s chilling sequel to Lee Boyland¿s riveting and realistic thriller THE RINGS OF ALLAH, provides a new perspective on the war on terror. After five nuclear devices are simultaneously detonated by Islamic Jihadists in five U.S. cities, including Washington, D.C., World War III is on. Almost the entire U.S. government¿including the president, vice-president, and both houses of congress¿has been wiped out. From the devastation emerges a lone man to lead the nation out of chaos. In this terrifyingly realistic thriller, the authors skillfully weave a multi-faceted plot together to produce a plausible scenario of how America¿and the world¿might react to such an attack. Written with style and panache, BEHOLD, AN ASHEN HORSE will keep you up late at night and keep you thinking about the war on terror long after the last page is read. Highly recommended! Maurice Medland Author of CHINA STAR
Lee and Vista Boyland have a blockbuster novel here. I started reading it and could not stop. The stark reality of the agenda of Islamic fanatics is chilling. People of all faiths or no faith must wake up and face the truth that is presented in this writing.
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