Snake Handlers

Snake Handlers

by David Alexander

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North Korea has nukes and is ready to launch them at the United States.

Launch facilities for weapons of mass destruction on the Korean Peninsula must be destroyed before they can be used against the West by the North Korean military dictator and his Neo-Soviet allies, potentially escalating the fighting and forcing a break with the NATO alliance that could lead to massive retaliation and global war, a move which would play into the hands of expansionist militarists in the Kremlin.

At the same time another threat looms, one created by the Pentagon itself in the form of a super-intelligent computer cloud that has plans of its own which spell trouble for the entire human race.

This is a thriller by David Alexander, author of Under Attack, Threatcon Delta: Assault on the Pentagon, and other award-winning fiction and acclaimed nonfiction titles.

This global superthriller is based both on author David Alexander's extensive knowledge of strategic military challenges and on his first-hand familiarity with the Pentagon's most closely held secrets. In Snake Handlers he has artfully woven it all into a riveting work of high-concept thriller fiction.

David Alexander is one of those rare authors who can write fiction that has the power to relentlessly carry the reader onward, and who can wield a wit and humor as sharp and cutting as a samurai sword and combine it with in-depth analysis and the deft touch of a master literary stylist.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149184392
Publisher: Triumvirate Digital Publications
Publication date: 05/28/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,117,254
File size: 587 KB

About the Author

David Alexander is a globally recognized defense professional, Pentagon researcher and historian, NATO policy analyst and one of the world's most versatile and prolific authors. As surefooted at writing nonfiction as he is at writing fiction, he is known for his unique talent for powerful plotting and unexpected story developments.

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Snake Handlers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
SEVENUP More than 1 year ago
Snake Handlers has got a handle on the super-thriller. In my view it's a masterpiece of technothriller storytelling. I'll go as far as saying that it puts anything by Clancy on its you-know-what. How much of these other thrillers are pumped full of gas becomes pretty clear when you read one that's several cuts above like Snake Handlers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stands out head and shoulders above many another thriller. Rate it very highly for its solid but nimble plotting and the way the book was paced for fast and absorbing reading. I was thoroughly engrossed from page one on. Very impressed.
Harrocks More than 1 year ago
Readable, enjoyable, exciting, memorable, inspiring ... these are but a few of the adjectives that come to mind concerning Snake Handlers. The thriller went right to the heart of the story. It continued its fast and exciting pace with the effect of practically riveting me to my chair. Other adjectives that come to mind concerning Snake Handlers are intelligent, powerful, imaginative, driven and exciting. Wait! I said that last one twice ... I guess it's just the right word to describe this really exceptional thriller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Snake Handlers is better at plot, better at ingenuity of conception, better at dialog, better at character, better at story, and lest I forget, better at all those technical aspects of all things military. I read a biography on Alexander that said he spent years working for the Pentagon. This book makes me believe it.
mikesthrillers More than 1 year ago
Tom Clancy readers should have deserted that pretender for David Alexander long ago, but now that Clancy's gone forever, I would say that David Alexander should be crowned king of the technothriller. To me Snake Handlers more than proves the point. Buy it, get it, read it and you will see what I mean.
trek63 More than 1 year ago
Leaves Clancy in its exhaust as it speeds past run of the mill technothrillers. Snake Handlers features dynamic writing and powerful plotting. David Alexander is a contemporary master thriller author who's taught the rest of them a few lessons on how to write a bestselling thriller. Snake Handlers is one of those lessons.
MUGS More than 1 year ago
Great action-packed yet intelligent story and yet another fiction masterpiece by David Alexander who I personally regard as far, far superior to Tom Clancy. Like Alexander's other thrillers, Snake Handlers stands in a class by itself.
Pensies More than 1 year ago
Run for it! I mean this! Don't walk, run for this book, it's that good.