blowback \blo-bak\ n: the unintended results of covert intelligence operations that come back to haunt you.
When the Unthinkable Happens—
On India's border a weapon of mass destruction has begun a terrifying countdown toward Armageddon.
A Conspiracy Unfolds—
In Washington, D.C., Richard Whelan, National Security Advisor to the President and one of the most powerful men in the administration, has just been framed for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, the daughter of a prominent defense contractor who happens to be a staunch supporter of the President ...
The One Man Who Can Find the Answers—
As powerful enemies align to keep him from the truth, Richard Whelan—alone, a fugitive from justice—finds himself in a race against time as the world heads to the brink of nuclear confrontation.
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About the Author
Eric James Fullilove is the author of two previous novels. An MIT graduate and former vice president at Young & Rubicam, he lives in New Jersey.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It was my turn to make a selection for my book club. After reading one too many 'sister- girlfriend' and 'brother-girlfriend' books I was delighted to find Blowback at the store. I had no idea what the title meant but the illustration on the cover intrigued me. I bought the book and was not disappointed. I found it hard to put the book down. The conflicts that are created by the author are uncanningly timely. Sometimes, it had me wondering if this was really a work of fiction. The only reason I didn't give the book five stars is because I tend to compare books against my all time favorite ('Season of the Beento Blackbird' by Akosua Busia)and this one does not quite match the level of painting pictures with words. Other than that, this book is a winner.
Blowback is a well-written, well-paced suspenseful novel that takes you to a tense situation on the Indian border to the inner circle of the White House. Fullilove provides the reader with simply an interesting story of the how the wheels work in an almost non-fictional scenario of Washington today¿it contains an international nuclear crisis; a major defense contractor engaging in questionable deals with foreign governments while supporting the presidential campaign; a high powered Washingtonian couple (a black National Security Advisor and the white daughter of the defense contractor); murder, espionage; betrayal, and cover-up. I don¿t want to reveal too much because the book review provided gives the highlights. It was a page-turner for me¿ I was determined to finish the book in a day just to see how it was all going to play out. I was slightly disappointed in the ending so my true rating is a 4.5. For those of you who enjoyed the movie, ¿Enemy of the State¿ with Will Smith and Gene Hackman, you¿ll like this book.
Excellent!!! I couldn't wait to get home from work and continue reading, I even canceled a date so I could finish the book. It was forth it, 'this book is that good!'
This is one of the best books i've read in a few.I had trouble putting it back down.full of action right to the very end.you could feel the characters.The main character had much wit and charm.This book is very today,very right now.
Blowback features a plot that doesn't quit with enough action, twists, and turns for any reader of mysteries and thrillers. The hero may be the best thing in this kind of fiction since Clancy's Jack Ryan.