The Price Of Power: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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An admiral is on trial for having defied the President while carrying out the orders of a rebellious Congress; a President is on trial for having failed to act when a crisis threatened his country.

Congressional aide Jim Dillon discovered a little- known provision in the U.S. Constitution, and it plunged the federal government into chaos. Now he struggles to gain control over the extraordinary events his actions precipitated, volunteering for the defence team at the court ...

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Overview

An admiral is on trial for having defied the President while carrying out the orders of a rebellious Congress; a President is on trial for having failed to act when a crisis threatened his country.

Congressional aide Jim Dillon discovered a little- known provision in the U.S. Constitution, and it plunged the federal government into chaos. Now he struggles to gain control over the extraordinary events his actions precipitated, volunteering for the defence team at the court martial of Admiral Ray Billings, who disregarded a presidential order by leading an assault on foreign terrorists.

Meanwhile, in the South Pacific, a fanatic plans to exploit the weaknesses of an American government in upheaval by brutally shedding American blood and taking innocent citizens hostage. But nothing will prevent a great nation from doing what is right, no matter what the price, not when the honour and the future of America is at stake.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062105790
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/21/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 185,921
  • File size: 792 KB

Meet the Author

A graduate of TOPGUN, James W. Huston flew F-14s off the USS Nimitz with the Jolly Rogers. He served as a naval flight officer and worked in Naval Intelligence before becoming a lawyer and the acclaimed author of The Shadows of Power, Balance of Power, The Price of Power, Flash Point, and Fallout. He lives in San Diego, California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    good yarn

    But these guys really need to hire a proof reader. The constant use of "th" rather than "m" gets old fast.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Get an editor

    The book is very very good if you are able to determine certain words. My eighth grade language arts students could have done a better editing and spell check job on this book. He wrote a great book; however his publishing house used a kindergartner to edit it! Fire the editor; keep the author!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Spell checker anyone?

    Can we start a fund raising campaign so James Huston can hire an assistant to check his spelling for his next e-book? Love the book, but the consistency with which the spelling errors occur are akin to a visual speed bump or pothole.

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  • Posted January 22, 2012

    exciting

    well worth the read

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