Strikeforce Lightning

Mark Aitken
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An adrenalin charged, high-concept thriller in the mould of Matthew Reilly and John Birmingham featuring ex-US special forces hero, Gerry Gallen, as he battles to avert a catastrophic thermonuclear strike.

His war is over and former special forces captain Gerry Gallen is enjoying the relative peace of running a cattle ranch in Wyoming. But when he's asked to lead a team to Jordan to retrieve his war-time sergeant, he agrees.

Landing in Amman, Gallen re-enters a world of Arab gangsters, American mercenaries and the constantly shifting loyalties of the CIA. And watching over his every step is the lethal presence of Hamas - a daily reminder that Gallen is working under the constant threat of death.

Nothing about the gig is what it seems and as Gallen realises that his former boss has stolen $3 million dollars from some powerful locals, the spectre of Iraqi aggression rears its head. But why are neo -Baathists chasing Gallen? And what do they want with the cargo he is carrying?

Hunted, beaten and trapped, Gerry Gallen is a man running two races . Can he break clear before lightning strikes?

Author bio:

Mark Aitken lives in the Hunter Valley with his partner and three children. As well as writing fiction, he makes his living as a ghostwriter, freelance journalist and public relations consultant. Mark is the author of Arctic Floor.

Category: Crime & Mystery
ISBN: 9781743317587
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Arena
Pub Date: January 2014
Page Extent: 368
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Thriller / suspense