Danger Close

Danger Close

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by William G. Boykin, Tom Morrisey
     
 

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Barely into his twenties and already a highly decorated military hero, Army Special Forces veteran Blake Kershaw is now going to college, studying while recuperating from wounds received in Afghanistan, and planning to re-enter the Army as an officer after graduation. But life tosses Blake a curve when his country approaches him about using his special skills to

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Barely into his twenties and already a highly decorated military hero, Army Special Forces veteran Blake Kershaw is now going to college, studying while recuperating from wounds received in Afghanistan, and planning to re-enter the Army as an officer after graduation. But life tosses Blake a curve when his country approaches him about using his special skills to avert a terrorist plot to detonate a nuclear device in a major eastern U.S. city. To do that, he would need to become an operative deep within Al-Qaeda’s innermost circles—changing his entire identity, even his face. A true patriot, Blake makes the journey into a shadow world that leaves friends, family and, seemingly, even God far behind. But when things go terribly wrong, and his country looks set to destroy him, it is God and God’s people who intervene.

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Publishers Weekly
Boykin, a retired lieutenant general and founding member of the Delta Force, an elite special operations unit, teams up with adventure-travel author Morrissey (In High Places) for a hair-raising international military suspense thriller. Blake Kershaw goes undercover inside an al-Qaeda camp in Pakistan to foil a plot to set off a nuclear device in the United States. The novel offers a fascinating, even sympathetic look into the brotherhood behind radical terrorism while showing how an operative narrowly stays alive to thwart disaster. Blake says to his "brothers" in the terrorist cell, "My government is corrupt. We say we believe in freedom of religion, but we do not." The plot is underdeveloped compared to the amount of attention paid to the hardware of military operations, which will satisfy readers who connect guns and religion. With descriptions of the hero killing in at least three scenes, the story contains more violence than most Christian fiction, but it's a vivid portrayal of spy work and the inner workings of a terror cell. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805449556
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,163,680
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

LTG (Ret.) William G. “Jerry” Boykin spent thirty-six years in the United
States Army, many of them as an original member of Delta Force, the world’s
premier Special Operations unit. His life reads like an action-adventure film;
Boykin helped capture Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, hunted
notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, and has served in Vietnam, Iran,
Mogadishu, Iraq, and Afghanistan, not to mention a tour with the CIA.
Today he is an ordained minister who is passionate about encouraging
Christians to become warriors in God’s kindgom.

Tom Morrisey is an internationally known adventure-travel writer and also
respected as one of the most powerful wordsmiths in Christian fiction today.
A rock climbing and backcountry ski instructor, certified cave diver, and
NRA handgun competitor, he is editor-at-large for Sport Diver magazine and
author of the Christy Award nominated novels Yucatan Deep (2003) and In
High Places (2008).

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Danger Close 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
TheReadersCove More than 1 year ago
Addicting writing and hard to put down, Boykin and Morrisey bring the realities of war to your imagination. The characters are more than just people on a page; they take on a life of their own full of emotions and struggles that will touch the closed places of your heart. War is a terrible thing. When you face it head on the choices you make in the service of your country and the "better good" are often split second choices. Faith in God is sometimes the only thing you have to hang on to when it seems all is lost. Danger close will take you inside a soldiers mind...if you dare to enter.
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