The Wilkes Insurrection: A Contemporary Thriller

The Wilkes Insurrection: A Contemporary Thriller

by Robbie Bach
The Wilkes Insurrection: A Contemporary Thriller

The Wilkes Insurrection: A Contemporary Thriller

by Robbie Bach


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An elusive extremist hell-bent on destroying America.
​A woman of uncommon valor haunted by her tragic past.
A dark web hacker confronting his conscience.
A failed intelligence officer in search of redemption.

The relative calm at Offutt Air Force Base is shattered when commercial Flight 209 crashes down onto its runway. From the flaming wreckage, Major Tamika Smith must try to rescue survivors and make sense of the tragedy. But this isn’t just an isolated incident. In a time of national unrest and division, a cunning shadowy mastermind is tearing down the United States from the inside out, playing law enforcement like puppets. Soon, thousands are dying and there are precious few leads. Can Tamika and an unlikely collection of committed Americans stop the destruction in time to rescue a nation descending into chaos?

With heart-pounding action, compelling plot twists, and a rich tapestry of characters, The Wilkes Insurrection is a contemporary thriller of anarchic obsession and heroic ambition. Its perfect blend of callous villains, iconic heroes, and political intrigue will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626348882
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
Publication date: 11/02/2021
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Robbie Bach is best known for founding and leading the team that created the Xbox. Today he is an entertaining storyteller and catalyzing voice who writes books and speaks to audiences on leadership, creativity, strategy, and civic issues.

On social media:
LinkedIn: @robbiebach
Instagram: @robbiejbach
Facebook: @robbiebach61
Twitter: @Robbie_Bach
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What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"The dangerous divisiveness that exists in America today is fertile ground for a riveting story….The Wilkes Insurrection is not a manifesto, but a terrific read that happens to be set in a highly politicized time period in American history. I found the characters to be engaging, and it was impossible not to identify with their individual battles for redemption and self-realization. The terrorist attacks which provide the framework for the story arc are exactly the kind of thing we have all feared since 9/11 jolted us out of our complacency. Author Robbie Bach does a masterful job of maintaining suspense from cover to cover – it’s a hard book to put down, and a tough one to forget."
— Paul W. Smith, Network Datapedia
“The story of [main character Tamika Smith’s] progress in the political world and the one of the terrorist are tightly woven together. Author Bach added compelling characters to fill out this story….The Wilkes Insurrection is without question the best thriller that I’ve read this year. I give it my highest recommendation.”
— Men Reading Books—Reviews by Guys Who Favor Mysteries & Thrillers
“Major Tamika Smith is the most badass main character you will read about this year. She’s served in Afghanistan, dealt with losing her brother, and now is saving people from a terrorist-caused plane crash. She instantly becomes a media sensation and her life starts to change.
“Many of the characters are connected, either affected by the terrorists or in trying to stop them. I don’t typically read political thrillers but this one kept me intrigued throughout. The story takes some great turns and even describes a new political party that I would love to see in our future. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good disaster story, even if politics is not your thing. I look forward to reading more thrillers by Bach. [Five Stars]”
If Cats Could Read

“Some of the best political thrillers take place in our current turbulent environment andThe Wilkes Insurrection is no exception. Set from 2019 to the end of the past presidential election, it contains the perfect mix of villains and heroes, and even anti-heroes. Right from the first page, the action comes at the reader full blown and does not let go. The action is fast paced and the language is easy to understand, and being mostly dialogue driven the story flows effortlessly from page to page…[R]ecommended for readers who enjoy the best of Brad Thor, David Baldacci, and Robert Ludlum. Hopefully, this will turn into a series so readers can read more about Major Tamika Smith’s heartbreaking yet heroic story.
— Sandra Cruz, SA Examiner

"Bach hits all the current talking points in America using political division and racial disparity while trying to show the true spirit of humanity, one that sees no difference in race, sex, or religion... Bach unites people through adversity and delivers an edge of your seat ride that is extremely uplifting. Perseverance and one strong willed woman highlight the best of America in this great debut."
— Chris Miller, Best Thriller Books

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