Day of Vindication

Day of Vindication

by James Rupe
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Day of Vindication 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Doug Kosty More than 1 year ago
A good story marred by a lack of editing. The author has the bones of a good plot with adequate complexity to keep the reader interested. This is offset by some very strange sentence construction and awkward dialog. All in all a good effort that could be improved by the application of a red pencil to the manuscript. I would gladly read more by this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this novel stuck in an airport for hours. It is light and entertaining. Would recommend it.
OGarrett More than 1 year ago
"Army's senses went haywire.Time was suspended for a moment.It all happened in a split second.The smell of gunpowder filled her nostrils. Army surveyed the scene. Two bodies lay prone on the floor." "Army" is Cassandra Armendorfer, a six-year veteran of the FBI, fluent in Arabic and Hebrew with a passable knowledge of Greek. She is a pre-law graduate of Costal Carolina University, described by her colleagues as; "flamboyant," "extreme" and "compulsive". She is also young and beautiful. Her partner is Raphael (Ralph) Guerra, son of a Cuban exile, who is fluent in Spanish, with dual degrees in law enforcement and accounting from the University of Miami. Both are overachievers, loyal and determined. These two hard-charging FBI agents are assigned to counterterrorism in the southeast regional Homeland Security taskforce, tasked as the lead operatives subsequent to an early morning nuclear attract on Houston Texas on the day before Independence Day. They attempt to locate and neutralize what appears to be a larger terrorist operation involving several additional nuclear devices while the nation marshals its considerable resources. Day of Vindication succeeds in employing the best and worst of mankind realistically in the plausible likelihood of a nuclear conflict.
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CaApril More than 1 year ago
"Day of Vindication" is a fascinating and frightening look at the unthinkable, a nuclear explosion in the United States. Downtown Houston is gone. Terrorists have detonated a nuclear device that took out hundreds of thousands of innocent people and will result in a total of 3 million deaths from the effects of radiation poisoning within 10 years. The group claiming responsibility has issued an ultimatum with a one week deadline. If the conditions aren't met, 3 more US cities will be destroyed. When a lead walks into FBI headquarters in Florida, it falls on Agents Armendorfer and Guerra to find the terrorists and the remaining bombs before it's too late. Author James Rupe approaches the story from many different sides including, the media coverage, the government reaction, and the FBI investigation. He also divides the story into two parts which was really my only issue with this book. Part two seemed rushed and wasn't as fully fleshed out as part one. I would have rather seen the book end with part one and have the loose ends tied up in a well-developed sequel. Other than that, Mr. Rupe has painted a terrifying picture of our worst nightmare, a nuclear attack on American soil. Often, it seemed too real and I felt like what I was reading was really a vision into the not-so-distant future if we, as a country, let our guard down. It is a riveting, suspense filled novel that I hope will always remain nothing more than a chilling work of fiction.
trekie70 More than 1 year ago
Imagine waking up one morning and finding out that the unthinkable had finally happened: an American city has been hit with a nuclear detonation of unimaginable magnitude and an ultimatum issued: begin the removal of all military personnel within one week from the Middle East and break off all ties with Israel or the remaining 3 nuclear bombs placed other major American cities will be detonated. In Day of Vindication, the President orders all available resources to spare no expense in finding the remaining bombs. The FBI gets a break when a Cuban National comes forward with information on the terrorists responsible for this act of terror but there may not be time to find the bombs by the deadline. Will the President capitulate to the terrorists or will he stand his ground and risk American lives? Day of Vindication by James Rupe is a rendition of the one nightmare Americans hope will never become a reality. Rupe has written an all too real novel about what could happen if America isn't always vigilant. For much of the 20th century and so far into the 21st century, America has always been the one force countries could depend on to help them out in the interest of democracy. This novel is about the ultimate price we may pay for trying to be the savior of the world, even to those who don't want to be saved. I actually shuddered when I read this because America really is vulnerable, more so than most of us want to admit. I can heartily recommend this book with a rating of 5 stars.
crazypsychobooklover More than 1 year ago
Regardless of your religious or political leanings, I think everyone in America is aware of the potential of another terrorist attack, or perhaps the end of the world as we know it. One has only to read newspapers, online news or watch the evening news on tv to see that this is a real threat to today's world. Day of Vindication is a chilling story, and one that should give pause and concern to us all. Imagine: A major US City in Texas suffers a massive explosion, numbering millions of deaths and crippling the local law enforcement system. For some time, the rest of us would be unsure just what happened. Newscoverage would be everywhere, but basically telling us nothing new, hour by hour. Then, as confirmed reports come in, we realize it is the worst possible scenerio; nuclear attack. The search is on to find out who is responsible, and if worse is planned. The story centers on two elite counterterrorism agents, Cassandra "Army" Armendorfer and her partner Raphael Guerra, lead government specialists on a hectic chase. The search for the bombs and terrorists travels far beyond our country's borders. Could the entire world teeter on the brink of annihilation? This is definitely a well written, well thought out nail biter! The author seems to have done his research homework thoroughly. I don't want to give away too much of the story': suffice to say that it is nothing less than frightening and sobering.