Six Minutes Early

Six Minutes Early

by Patrick Parker


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How do you defeat a foe who knows exactly how you operate, and every secret of your organization?

FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) has stolen a cache of man-portable nuclear devices from a secure American facility in Panama. The weapons end up in the hands of ex-special forces officer Bart Madison. With the help of ISIS, drug cartels, and a US senator, Bart is planning to use the devices to create an atrocity in the American heartland.

Max is briefed on the situation by SOCOM (Special Operations Command) and teams up with FBI agent Gail Summers and Mossad agent Danya Mayer to find the weapons before they can be used against American citizens. The three will face opposition from both foreign enemies and so-called allies as they follow Bart's trail across the continental United States. Their foe is intelligent and well connected, but the three of them are determined to stop this terrorist before more lives are lost.

Patrick Parker tackles today's most important issues in this sociopolitical suspense novel. He uses Six Minutes Early to explore the tension between intelligence agencies, holes in national security, and threats from around the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539539797
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/14/2016
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Patrick Parker received his bachelor's degree in management and his master's degree in international relations. He joined the US Army and spent five years in Italy. After retiring from the military, Parker spent an additional fifteen years in the defense industry. Now retired again, Parker enjoys writing, scuba diving, sailing, and going to the beach. He lives in Texas.

Parker is also the author of Treasures of the Fourth Reich and War Merchant. Both are available through

Customer Reviews

Six Minutes Early 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JacquiH More than 1 year ago
A political thriller that fair gallops along. Nuclear weapons are stolen although they are not really supposed to exist. An ex special-forces officer is the perpetrator and has a wide range of potential buyers - ISIS, drug cartels, Hezbollah - as well as his own agenda for their use - essentially to throw all of officialdom against each other and cause as much damage to the USA as possible. His 'good' counterpart, also former special ops, aligns with FBI, Mossad, Homeland Security. and a variety of other acronyms. The story is taut, the action strong, and both sides intelligent and skilled. It does rather feel that everyone and his dog are involved and that the author wants to include all of the modern world's social issues. It is complex. Nonetheless a good exciting read. Thanks to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for an advance copy in exchange for my honest review.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
If you have ever wondered what goes on in the world of dark ops, terrorist threats, threat assessment, or how are they thwarted, hang on tight, because Patrick Parker is about to take us on a high tension, rapid-paced, edge-of-your-seat ride with SIX MINUTES EARLY! A former Green Beret has turned traitor to his country by stealing four miniature nuclear bombs for his new employer ISIS. The plan, learn what makes them tick and destroy vital American facilities, bringing the political giant to its economic knees, destroying any sense of security the U.S. may possess. Called on to spearhead the hunt to find and stop the attack, Max Kenworth, former Delta Force officer and nuclear weapons expert will join with both FBI agent, Gail Summers and Mossad operative, Danya Mayer in a race against time as they piece together the elusive clues while staving off opposition from both enemy and allies, alike. The clock is ticking while governmental egos become rancorous roadblocks to saving the very soul of the United States. Where will the bombs make the greatest impact? Is ISIS looking for instant gratification or the long term domino effect? As Max and his team prepare to defend the target of their collective gut instincts, they will lay their lives and the lives of the country on the line…and then they discover, for all the deadly power technology has learned to harness, one simple component could make all the difference between success and failure. Patrick Parker not only details one of the contemporary world’s greatest nightmares coming to life, he does so with a bold and raw take on the often witnessed “governmental competition” to earn a “gold star” on their report. Gritty, raw and often frustratingly realistic, is it that easy for an intelligent and patient enemy to turn our last lines of protection into divas willing to prostitute themselves for a piece of the limelight? Heroes will rise, fall and remain unsung and Patrick Parker’s tale will chill your very bones with its stark and realistic atmosphere! Discover intrigue, espionage, and what goes on behind the black curtain of security in this fabulous thriller that never lets up!
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Theophila Igben for Readers' Favorite Six Minutes Early by Patrick Parker shows the great risk taken by security operatives in the fight against terrorism. Max Kensworth, a former Delta Force officer, is given the assignment of recovering stolen nuclear weapons (SADM). Representing the Department of Defense (DOD), he works closely with the FBI, Homeland Security and other security agencies, including the Israeli Mossad. These security agencies are bound by their interests in securing the weapons and saving their countries from possible attack by ISIS, Hezbollah or Iran. The whole operation is meant to be a secret one, in order to maintain calm in the U.S. and prevent information about the SADMs from getting to countries like Russia, as these are classified government equipment. Six Minutes Early is full of suspense, action and intrigue. I totally enjoyed the storyline as I could relate it to real issues in the international community such as terrorism and counter-terrorism. I was really fascinated by the operations of the intelligence agencies, their strong ability to think outside the box and maintain a high level of secrecy. I was also amused at the naivety of Dawn Blakey. I loved the choice of words by author Patrick Parker, which gave Six Minutes Early a not too serious tone. Patrick Parker was also able to truly communicate and share his knowledge with readers without the use of vague sentences. He obviously poured himself into his writing which gave Six Minutes Early a touch of uniqueness. I was totally engaged by every chapter right to the end.