Justice Beyond Law [NOOK Book]


Hunt down al Qaeda terrorist cells in the U.S., New Delhi and Kathmandu with ex-cop and Marine Jack Brandon and two ex-CIA women operatives united on a dangerous mission outside the law.
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Justice Beyond Law

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Hunt down al Qaeda terrorist cells in the U.S., New Delhi and Kathmandu with ex-cop and Marine Jack Brandon and two ex-CIA women operatives united on a dangerous mission outside the law.
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CIA Official Publications Review Board Opinion:
“All statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official positions or views of the CIA or any other U.S. Government agency. Nothing in the contents should be construed as asserting or implying U.S. Government authentication of information or Agency endorsement of the author’s views. This material has been reviewed by the CIA to prevent the disclosure of classified inf
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014642170
  • Publisher: Barry Kelly
  • Publication date: 7/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 378
  • File size: 260 KB

Meet the Author

Barry Kelly is no stranger to the world of espionage, counter-terrorism, weapons, martial arts, clandestine tradecraft, deep cover, black operations, para-military operations and the inner workings of the governmental security apparatus. Twenty-seven years of government service provided hands-on experience in all these areas. His immersion in the Cold War began with enlistment in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. A magna cum laude BA from The University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree from Duke University, through the James B. Duke Fellowship Program, followed his discharge from the Navy.
Kelly’s experience at CIA included deep cover operations, a wide spectrum of agent operations, overseas experience, primarily in South and Southeast Asia, a tour as the Station Chief in Moscow, TDY excursions to the Middle East and the Far East. A volunteer assignment in Vietnam resulted in the award of two medals by the Government of South Vietnam for service in the five northern provinces, one of which is The Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star. The author held command positions in three Directorates of the CIA. He was awarded the Certificate of Merit with Distinction, the Intelligence Medal of Merit, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal and the first Intelligence Officer of the Year Award.
After retirement from CIA, Kelly responded to a call from the White House to fill a position on the National Security Staff as Special Assistant to President Reagan in the last two years of his administration. He was responsible for all intelligence activities and operations, including counter-terrorism
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and covert action. In this position, he chaired the weekly meetings of the top counter-terrorism committee in the government.
Barry Kelly has had a lifelong interest in martial arts. He holds a first Dan Black Belt in Hap-ki-do. Born in Western Pennsylvania, he now lives with his wife, Joan, in South Carolina, a true warrior state where service in the CIA is honored.
While this book is fiction, it could be true. The real world of intelligence operatives is stranger than fiction. Were we permitted to write about real world intelligence activities, no one would believe the tales.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Move over Batman: Jack Brandon, former cop and Marine and millio

    Move over Batman: Jack Brandon, former cop and Marine and millionaire does not need a utility belt or a special car. With his superb martial arts skills and two ex-CIA female sidekicks, Kathy and Anita, he battles today’s super criminals – ex-KGB agents working with al-Qaida.
    Having accepted the basic premise of the hero’s massive skill set and the tremendous abilities of his sidekicks, plus a plethora of great connections, amazing family background story and money, the book captivates readers with a well-structured plot, terse writing and fast-paced action. Author Barry Kelly’s scenic descriptions in this, his first novel, are right on the mark.
    I was especially pleased to see his loving detail of Pittsburgh (my hometown) and Washington, D.C., (where I lived for 35 years) and the places along Route 30 that connect the two. More exotic locales such as Katmandu receive equally detailed treatment. Does the hero find romance? Yes, but without slowing the action. Kelly uses every scene to advance the action and plot.
    The trail of dead bodies left as our heroes fight for justice without the structure of CIA rules stretches across several continents in the course of the action; the totals are worthy of an opera.
    But our heroes never enjoy the killing, even when the person killed is a truly evil villain. It is good to know that our people still value life, even the lives of enemies.
    Kelly’s own CIA background lends credence to the plot elements and the tantalizing detail of hero and villain activity. Despite the disclaimer by the CIA prominently displayed on the back of the book, I could not help but wonder – how much of this was real or could really happen?
    Both fictional hero Jack Brandon and real-life retired CIA officer Kelly own Bouvier des Flandres dogs, a breed with which I was not familiar but now adore. What’s not to love? The large black dog, Shadow, of the novel is big as a bear, adores its owner and saves lives.
    If you like excitement and action wrapped in good writing, interesting, likeable main characters and excellent plotting, “Justice Beyond Law” is for you. The ending is satisfying, completing the action of this book while setting up a sequel that I can’t wait to read.

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