The Jericho Sanction: A Novel

The Jericho Sanction: A Novel

by Oliver North
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The Jericho Sanction: A Novel by Oliver North

Oliver North follows his best-selling novel Mission Compromised with a suspenseful, action-packed sequel set in Israel and Iraq. Lt. Col. Peter Newman (USMC) and his family are threatened when his cover is blown. While preparing for a clandestine U.S. mission to find Iraqi nuclear weapons, Newman’s wife Rachel is kidnapped in Jerusalem—along with her friend, the wife of an Israeli Sayeret counter-terrorism operative responsible for Israeli terrorist assassinations. 

Newman has to choose whether to go ahead with the mission or abandon it to find and rescue his wife. But Israel has discovered that Iraq has nukes and plans a preemptive attack on Baghdad with Jericho missiles. If that happens, and Islamic terrorists like Saddam and bin Laden respond in kind, it might trigger a Middle East war that could go global. It seems as if nothing can prevent an Armageddon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433671883
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/15/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 553
Sales rank: 149,806
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Oliver North is a New York Times bestselling author, the host of "War Stories" on the FOX News Channel, and a war correspondent for the FOX News Network. His novels are stories of international intrigue, political espionage, and military adventure drawn from his own experiences as a combat-decorated Marine and the Counter-Terrorism Coordinator for the United States from 1983-1986.
Oliver North is a combat-decorated Marine, the recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor, and two Purple Hearts for wounds in action. From 1983 to 1986 he served as the U.S. government’s counter-terrorism coordinator on the National Security Council staff. President Ronald Reagan described him as “an American hero.” A New York Times best-selling author, syndicated columnist, and host of the award-winning War Stories documentary series on the FOX News Channel, North lives with his wife, Betsy, in Virginia. They have four children and twelve grandchildren.

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Jericho Sanction 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
KnowYouLikeaBook More than 1 year ago
We were surprised when we read North's earlier novel ("Mission Compromised") at what a talented storyteller he is! He is able to weave a very suspenseful tale of military and political intrigue with a touch of love and romance plus positive spiritual elements to add up to a novel that both my husband and I enjoyed a great deal.
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rpwpyw More than 1 year ago
must first read Mission Compromised. Great series!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Oliver North and Joe Musser have created an above average techno-thriller with a great cast of characters. The story revolves around Marine Lt. Colonel Peter Newman. There are three nuclear artillery shells hidden in Iraq, sold to one of Saddam Hussein's henchmen (long dead) by the traitorous Soviet general, Komulakov. American and Israeli intelligence are made aware of the weapons existence by the frantic search of the Iraqis to find the hidden weapons. Newman must go into Iraq and find the weapons before Israel unleashes a preemptive nuclear strike. Meanwhile, Newman's wife Rachael and friend Dyan are kidnapped and held hostage by Komulakov. Komulakov wants Newman to uncover a mole in the American intelligence service that can expose his treachery and ruin his chance of disrupting the election of Putin so he can grab the Russian presidency for himself. There are some great sequences of small unit covert actions and interesting information about satellite reconnaissance and electronic intercept capabilities.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oliver hits home with this one. He really captures 'slick Willie' and his cohorts as they very well might have been during the 90's. He weaves fact into fiction and back again. Semper Fi Col. North...Good Job
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutly love this book I could'nt put it down. I love it because it has action and tactics. I think it needs 10 Stars this is also my favorite book. It keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time from the first chapter to the last. I can't wait to read the next. I hope there is a next. Way to Go Ollie! This book inspired me to join the armed forces when I can in 2 yrs. I am already thinking it would be cool if Peter Newman became CinC of CENTCOM. ( Commander in Cheif of Central Command) USMC
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though at a recent book signing for this novel Col. North stressed the fact that it is 'Fiction', you may tend to forget this many times during the reading. It feels as though you are privy to 'secret' info on current affairs which makes it hard to put down! I find myself turning off the 'real' news which never actually has an ending to their stories and open this book to get to the 'end' of its story. If you are into and find youself sometimes overloading on current affairs, its a refreshing escape from reality that makes you ponder reality at the same time! A rare combo in a book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has a great premise and written by a man who has been there. The plot: Somewhere in Iraq are hidden nuclear weapons and the race is on to find them. However, the story is riddled with plot flaws and inconsistencies. It's like a John Woo film without the action! For example, the bad guy finds the weapons. He is extremely careful about hiding them. the authors go into detail about how careful he is to keep the location secret. Yet our hero catches up to them almost immediately! I found myself putting the book down in frustration often. The other thing that I didn't like was the religious banter. Not that religion was brought up so often. However, the way it was presented seemed like something to fill pages with it didn't add to the story at all. Overall, the author is not a story teller and didn't connect to me.