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Move over Tom Clancy and make way for Harley Carnes, who has written one of the most vivid and exciting novels yet on the terrorist threat to America. Carnes knows his stuff and the frightening thing is that everything in his book could happen. "A Hole In The Apple" should be required reading for every member of Congress and top government official. Although it's a novel, the terrorist threat described in the book is very real and could, with some modifications, become our darkest nightmare. It will keep you up at night long after you finish. Info re: Neil Livingstone. Neil C. Livingstone is the Chairman and CEO of Executive Action LLC. He is the author of 9 books on terrorism, two of which have been made into TV movies. He is widely used as an expert on the subject on a wide array of television and radio media, and is widely quoted by many nationally known newspapers and magazines.
"A Hole In The Apple" is a gripping suspense novel that reveals the complexity of 21st century warfare and the multiple threats to contemporary America. It demonstrates not only the multifaceted nature of modern warriors but also their methods AND motivations." Dr. Jeffrey D. McCausland is the senior military and national security consultant for CBS news. Visiting Professor of International Law and Diplomacy at the Pennsylvania State Dickinson School of Law. A U.S. Army (retired) colonel, during his military career he served in a variety of command and staff positions in the United States and Europe. This included assignments as the Director of European Studies at the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, and the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, working on the Conventional Forces Europe Treaty (CFE) from 1988 to 1989. He commanded the 3rd Battalion 17th Field Artillery, VII Corps during Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. Dr. McCausland was previously a member of the Department of Social Sciences, West Point; a visiting fellow at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; and a research fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London.
"A Hole In the Apple" is a story of terrorism's return to New York and America with a diabolical twist. A horrifying marriage of radical Islamic terror with a South American drug cartel, gives a feared terror cell what it needs most, a network of logistical support in North America. Harley's note: The current irony is striking, of a terror plot stopped that included an attempt by Iran to hire a drug cartel hit-man to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, and after that - to bomb other important targets including foreign embassies. A fictional possibility envisioned many months ago is now frightening real - though in this novel, it goes to vastly more sophisticated and devastating ends. The criminal plot is to destroy the city with rampant fear, extort billions of dollars and leave U.S. Homeland Security in disarray. The horrifying prospect is: it just might work. John Boulder uniquely knows the quarry, Hassan al Rashid, and joins the chase after years away from the CIA. The backdrops for this evil union of terror and drugs are the streets of the big city, and the politics of today. Hard, perhaps impossible choices would bedevil the leaders of a great city and nation, could create an achingly real situation in which, even in victory, defeat may be the only honest choice. This novel is a warning and a wake-up call to America's leaders and protectors, and a red flag for us all.