Order of Succession: Getting Away with Murder

Order of Succession: Getting Away with Murder

by Bill Thompson

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Overview

NOT SINCE 9/11 . . .

One evening in the midst of prime-time programming, networks worldwide interrupt to announce that Air Force Two, a Boeing 747 carrying the Vice President and Secretary of State of the USA, has disappeared after leaving Honolulu, Hawaii on a flight to Hong Kong. An extensive search and rescue effort will soon be underway.

President William Henry Harrison IV hears the news aboard Air Force One as he flies with his wife and children from the Caribbean to Dallas. The president's plane changes course, heading now to a secure military installation in Florida.

Then the unthinkable happens. Twenty minutes after the first plane disappeared, Air Force One vanishes too. Its last reported location was over the deepest part of the Caribbean Sea, an area known as the Cayman Trench. These two incidents, now unmistakably part of a single plan, harken back to that terrible morning on 9/11 when one tragic crash became two, then three, and the world realized it was all part of a massive terrorism plot.

In Washington, Speaker of the House Chambliss T. Parkes, a greedy, vulgar buffoon, is rushed to a secret location as the nation goes to DEFCON 1, the highest threat level, for the first time in history. If the planes are truly gone, Parkes will become President of the United States.

As financial markets crash, rioters take to the streets and mass hysteria threatens to destroy the framework of free-world government, the CIA must find answers. Were the two most secure aircraft in the world sabotaged? How could it have been anything else? But how could it have happened? Who is behind it and why?

Brian Sadler, a wealthy adventurer and the missing President's closest friend, becomes part of the mission to uncover a plot with worldwide implications. What could possibly get worse?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996467100
Publisher: Ascendente Books
Publication date: 06/03/2016
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Bill Thompson is a former corporate entrepreneur in the insurance and computer fields. Now he pursues two passions - writing novels and exploring archaeological sites around the world. He's frequently found in the jungles of Mexico, Guatemala or Belize or traipsing around ancient sites in Europe.
He lives with his wife and three dogs in Dallas, Texas.

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Order of Succession: Getting Away with Murder 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
This is my first book that I read in this series but it will not be the last. I loved Brian Sadler and his fiancé Nicole. This had many twists and turns. It showed what can happen if many of the top leaders disappear at once. Can our country survive if this occurs? We Americans are strong people. I received this book from Smith publicity for a fair and honest opinion.
ScottHettrick More than 1 year ago
Gripping new political thriller that is timely with the current election season. A fast-read that features the cautionary scenarios of too many businesses falling into too few overseas people, and a deadly mix of a volatile, self-absorbed President at the helm. My full review here: http://hollywoodinhidef.com/2016/09/gripping-order-of-succession-a-novel-thriller/
ToddSimpson More than 1 year ago
Wow, this book really impressed me. You can tell straight away that the Author has a talent for writing. This was such an easy and enjoyable book to read. Losing the Vice President of the USA in a lost plane is an absolute tragedy. However losing the President 30 minutes later in Airforce One puts a very sinister spin on things. One plane down could be an accident, however two planes missing with a couple of the world’s most powerful men can’t be a coincidence. It’s not just America that feels the shock of their loss, and the world financial markets go into melt down. The Speaker of the House being third in succession takes over the presidency. Cham Parkes isn’t at all upset that he has been thrust into the top job, and his first order of business is top put the country into Defcon 1. However 24 hours later he puts the country back to Defcon 3, as it’s his way of getting everything back under control. Problem is he’s just a bit too confident that they are no longer under attack. The power has definitely gone to his head and he isn’t making any friends with his brash and abusive style. If you enjoy thrillers that are full of suspense, action and a very clever plot, then you will certainly enjoy this book.