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The Usurper: A Political Thriller [NOOK Book]

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Ever wonder what would happen if our worst fears were realized, and we elected someone who was willing to destroy the USA no matter the cost to him, his fellow Americans, or the rest of the world? The Usurper is that novel.

Gary is raised to hate. Hate the United States, its people, and everything they have ever stood for. His mission is to destroy the country from within, allying himself with the worst of America's enemies, and one very ...
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Overview

Ever wonder what would happen if our worst fears were realized, and we elected someone who was willing to destroy the USA no matter the cost to him, his fellow Americans, or the rest of the world? The Usurper is that novel.

Gary is raised to hate. Hate the United States, its people, and everything they have ever stood for. His mission is to destroy the country from within, allying himself with the worst of America's enemies, and one very powerful and malevolent trillionaire, to accomplish the deed. Once elected to the highest position in the land, Gary puts his lifelong goals to work, and puts the USA onto the path of ultimate destruction.
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Editorial Reviews

Goodreads - Richard Friedman
Amazing- edge of your seat thriller- The Usurper is the Real thing!! Cliff Ball makes both characters and plot come alive in what is one of the most scariest thrillers I have read. Scary because it is so possible. Read this and wonder at the talent of a top notch thriller writer.
JC Phelps
I just finished reading The Usurper and enjoyed the book. I love the concept of this book and the ending caught me totally off guard. The Usurper is a quick read. There are many correlations with the real world that most of us can relate to. If only they had turned out differently. The book smacks of conspiracy theories. Who knows, this book could possibly be one of those that, in a few years, will make us wonder, "How did the author get so close to the truth?"
Nuture Your Books - Bobbie Crawford-McCoy
“A cold-blooded, Clancy-esque political thriller; The Usurper is sure to entertain.”
Nuture Your Books - Bobbie Crawford-McCoy
“A cold-blooded, Clancy-esque political thriller; The Usurper is sure to entertain.”
Bobbie Crawford-McCoy
“A cold-blooded, Clancy-esque political thriller; The Usurper is sure to entertain.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452429205
  • Publisher: Cliff Ball
  • Publication date: 10/4/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 517,221
  • File size: 424 KB

Meet the Author

Cliff Ball is a Christian, lives in Texas, has two BA's, and has published nine novels and four short stories, The Usurper is his third. Visit cliffball dot net.
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  • Posted March 23, 2011

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    Fast-paced political thriller

    This is the first Cliff Ball book I've read...and I'd have to say that if he writes another political thriller ... I'm in! "The Usurper" is a fast-paced fictional story that has non-fictional elements in it of events that really happened. Cliff makes you think 'could this really happen?' He makes it all seem possible...which is a scary thought! This book had lots of twists and turns that kept the reader on the edge of her seat throughout the book. I gave this book to my dad to read since he likes the same kind of books that I do. I'm sure he'll have a good review as well. Thank you Cliff for writing this book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2011

    A good political thriller

    I agree with the other reviewer's statement that it is Clancy like. The characters don't have as much depth as Clancy's, but Clancy has developed his over many books.

    This book was very similar to current events, with a frightening back story created. This back story was, unfortunately, plausible - at least in the goal if not the execution. It builds off of the fears of the cold war and moves into the role and power of government in our lives, as well as the battle of capitalism vs. socialism.

    This was filled with lots of symbolism and relations to actual current events.

    In summary, a very good read and I look forward to reading more by this author.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2010

    Surprising twists

    Cliff weaves an interesting story with enough connections to real happenings in the world today that this book seems to be non-fiction.

    Just when you think you know where the story line is going Cliff changes up on you. While some things are predictable others are not, which adds to the enjoyment of the book.

    Some events catch you totally off guard. While it may seem to start slow stick with it, you will not be disappointed.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2010

    Eerily parallel to real world

    I thought this novel was eerily parallel to what's going on currently in our country. We're not sure who is the enemy or who is friendly, we're not exactly sure who our President exactly is, and a lot of us are afraid of what the government would do if given unlimited power. It ties a lot of various terrorist attacks together and weaves it into the overall story. The story is fast paced, and action packed.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2011

    Close to reality which makes it interesting

    Ball does a good job of keeping his reader turning pages to find if the authors plot follows what the reader thinks will happen. this is the mark of a good action adventure writer. W. Addison Gast did this in his book INTERDICTION and made it the start of a great series. However, I would definately not compare Cliff Ball to Clancy. Clancy manufactures books by using a multi person staff. He is more in to video games and side items than to following his earlier style. Cliff Ball will be a name to remember and recognize in the book store

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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