In this rousing novel, the action sweeps from the Oval Office to a Navy SEAL assault on a remote Indonesian Island, from the court-marital of an admiral to the impeachment hearings of a peacenik President.
The President orders the arrest and trial of a battle group commander who, in defiance of a presidential order, led a Congress-authorized attack on terrorists. The angry Speaker of the House retaliates by initiating impeachment proceedings. Jim Dillon, the Speakers top aide, finds himself defending the admiral in the court-martial and is named number-two prosecutor for the upcoming impeachment trial.
Meanwhile, a terrorist invades a U.S.-owned gold mine on an Indonesian island, murdering the American boss, and holding his wife hostage. The price for her life: release of captured fellow terrorists. Dillon uncovers another forgotten power to the Constitutionthe Rules of Captureto authorize a SEAL-led attack.
With a feel for politics that rivals Bob Woodwards, a Scott Turow-like gift for legal drama, and a hard-charging rush of military action that surpasses Tom Clancy, James W. Huston delivers a heart-stopping novel that builds to a riveting final confrontation on Capital Hill. Meanwhile, halfway around the world the SEALs head for shore in their new Mirage-assault boats to finish the job.
Adams Morgan, trained in the theater, has appeared in venues around the United States. He has narrated for National Public Radio and performed radio dramas and historical re-enactments. He lives in New York City.
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