Vulcan's Fire: Harold Coyle's Strategic Solutions, Inc.

Vulcan's Fire: Harold Coyle's Strategic Solutions, Inc.

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by Harold Coyle, Barrett Tillman
     
 

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In this explosive series from New York Times bestseller Harold Coyle and noted military author Barrett Tillman, a new type of war is being fought by private paramilitary companies at the beck and call of the highest bidder. With its military and intelligence agencies spread thin, the United States constantly calls upon the services of these

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In this explosive series from New York Times bestseller Harold Coyle and noted military author Barrett Tillman, a new type of war is being fought by private paramilitary companies at the beck and call of the highest bidder. With its military and intelligence agencies spread thin, the United States constantly calls upon the services of these organizations--and Strategic Solutions, Inc. is among the best.

After a few bloody and unprofitable contracts, SSI is faced with a financial crisis. Forced to take contracts from less than reputable clients, the upper management and field agents find themselves in a labor dispute. When the Israeli government offers SSI an opportunity to help Druze militias in southern Lebanon fend off encroachment by Hezbollah, they know it's a fragile situation. If the truth were known, the international outcry against Israel would be deafening.

Forced to work with a government whose ultimate motives are unclear, SSI takes the job and descends into a shadowy no-man's-land of tangled alliances and hostilities. Meanwhile, Hezbollah elements are planning their most audacious strike yet, assembling teams to detonate suitcase nukes in contested areas of Lebanon, hoping to destabilize the entire country. Caught between two elements of an age-old conflict, the battles the SSI fights may be a diversion...

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Publishers Weekly

In Coyle and Tillman's second thriller to chronicle the exploits of Strategic Solutions Inc. (after Pandora's Legion), the private military contractor that usually does the jobs that the U.S. administration wants to deny finds that such deniability has put the company in the political doghouse. Given the scarcity of new contracts, SSI must reluctantly accept a training mission to Lebanon from the Israelis. SSI's job is to train Druze militias so that they can resist Hezbollah attacks. The plan is for the trainers to avoid combat, but nobody bothered to tell Hezbollah. By attacking the Druze outposts, Hezbollah draws away attention from the border, where the organization will infiltrate suicide teams with black-market former Soviet backpack-nuclear devices into Israel itself. Both authors have military backgrounds, and this shows in the realistic battle scenes. At the same time, the book presents a scenario that those with any familiarity with the region will find all too credible. (Nov.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429987141
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
11/03/2009
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
172,107
File size:
959 KB

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Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author HAROLD COYLE is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He spent fourteen years on active duty with the US Army. He lives in Leavenworth, Kansas.

BARRETT TILLMAN is the author of many fiction and nonfiction books including Clash of the Carriers and Hellcats. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.


New York Times bestselling author, Harold Coyle is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and spent fourteen years on active duty with the U.S. Army. His books include No Warriors, No Glory and They Are Soldiers. He lives in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Barrett Tillman is the author of many fiction and nonfiction books including, Clash of the Carriers and Hellcats. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.

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