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The United States of America is faced with yet another potentially catastrophic terrorist attack in Peter Schechter's debut novel, Point of Entry, a political thriller that pits the U.S. against the combined forces of drug traffickers and nuclear terrorists.
As the new president of Colombia -- a former Miss Universe and Rhodes scholar named Marta Pradilla -- is being welcomed into office by heads of state from all over the world, a corrupt Syrian ambassador and a Colombian drug lord are joining forces in a plot that will not only kill millions of innocents and throw the United States into chaos but also dethrone the courageous and controversial Pradilla. The plan involves smuggling enriched uranium via drug channels into the States in order to construct a nuclear bomb. But as the American president (a widower named John Stockman) and the beautiful Colombian leader struggle to keep the uranium-packing drug smugglers from entering the U.S., the two world leaders do the unthinkable: They fall in love.
With an intricate and disturbingly realistic plotline that could have easily been pulled from today's headlines, Point of Entry will captivate fans of politically powered thrillers, as well as anyone interested in international governmental affairs. And while Schechter doesn't exactly add anything new to the contemporary thriller canon, this fast-paced -- and somewhat formulaic -- novel will certainly keep readers intently turning pages until the climactic conclusion… Paul Goat Allen