From Tom Wither, Author of THE INHERITOR and AUTUMN FIRE, comes ROGUE SENTINEL, an international thriller that puts the reader in the heart of the intelligence and special operations communities.
Description Lieutenant Commander Mathews’, an experienced Tier One Operator is sent on a solo mission to capture an American who has joined ISIS, planning operations that have killed hundreds. After an extended close surveillance while undercover in Jordan, Mathews and his trusted NCO, Senior Master Sergeant Simms attempt to capture the man known as ‘al-Amriki’ – The American. As they close in, weapons at the ready, they inexplicably receive orders to let al-Amriki go - from the President of the United States. Why is the President of the United States letting a known terrorist live, and what can be done by Mathews to stop The American from killing more innocents?
Supported by David Cain, chief of the Counter Terrorism Shop in Fort Meade, MD, Mathews locates and positively identifies Objective FULLBACK – called ‘al-Amriki’ (The American), and begins to surveil him to establish a pattern of life to enable a capture operation. After locating and tracking him for several days, Mathews, supported by trusted NCO, Senior Master Sergeant Simms, executes the operation to capture al-Amriki. Mathews and Simms stand toe-to-toe with al-Amriki in a deadly standoff when Mathews receives the order to abort the mission. After being recalled to the U.S. embassy in Jordan, Mathews is told why – ‘al-Amriki’ is a CIA deep cover operative, and Mathews is ordered to help him identify and eliminate the senior leadership of ISIS. Al-Amriki arranges a covert meeting with the heads of ISIS to enable the strike, but his cover has been blown – now Mathews and Simms need to save al-Amriki’s life – and their own!
|Publisher:||Pike and Powder|
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About the Author
Tom Wither served his country for more than 25 years as a member of the United States Air Force, spending his entire career as a member of the Air Force’s 25th Air Force, and its predecessor organizations, the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency, the Air Intelligence Agency, the Air Force Intelligence Command, and the Electronic Security Command. In his most recent assignment, he provided authoritative technical advice and direction on intelligence collection, analysis, and production processes and techniques that underpin the operational employment, and acquisition of, Air Force space and cyberspace capabilities.
During his career, Tom served as an intelligence analyst at various locations throughout the world, including Japan and Saudi Arabia, and is a veteran of the 1991 Persian Gulf War. He has been an Intelligence Analyst, Senior Intelligence Analyst, and Special Projects Officer. Tom has also worked with a wide range of organizations within the intelligence community, including elements of CIA, DIA, and NSA, certain Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence managed special activities, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He has led analytic teams and spearheaded the design and implementation of unique intelligence processing and storage systems supporting Air Force space and cyber operations during Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and NEW DAWN.
Tom holds professional certifications from the National Security Agency as an Intelligence Analyst, and the Director of National Intelligence as an Intelligence Community Officer, and has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, three Air Force Commendation Medals, and three Air Force Achievement Medals.
He received his M.S. in Computer Systems from the University of Maryland Graduate School of Management and Technology, and holds a certification as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2). Tom is also a member in good standing of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).