SHADOWS OF POWER, THEby James W. Huston - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK
Lieutenant Ed Stovic, an F/A-18 pilot, is vectored to
intercept Algerians who are defending their newly claimed
two-hundred-mile territorial limit. During a dramatic, high-stakes
dogfight, the Algerians open fire and Stovic shoots down one of the
Algerians' MiGs, its pilot tumbling to a fiery death in the
Mediterranean. Stovic is hailed as a hero, and he sees this as the
perfect moment to help him achieve his life-long dream -- flying with
the world-famous Blue Angels, the Navy's elite flight demonstration
Ismael Nezzar, the brother of the deceased Algerian pilot, is in the U.S. on a student visa. He sees the boastful Stovic on the Today
show and is enraged by his glibness. While attending his brother's
funeral -- the biggest event in Algeria in a decade -- Ismael is coerced
by a group of Islamic radicals to seek revenge for his brother's death.
Though he withdrew from the powerful group years before, Ismael is
filled with fury and will stop at nothing to destroy Stovic.
to either of these two men, Kent Rathman has been assigned by a highly
placed government official to watch them. Working in the shadows, Rat
moves easily among government agencies and is ordered by his White House
contacts -- including the President and the NSA director, who has plans
to bring about a change of power on her own -- to stop the Algerian. To
save his country and his friend, Rat must devise a brilliant
counterstrike -- a mission in which failure means certain death.
Packed with deadly intrigue, Beltway power plays, and high-flying adventure, The Shadows of Power
is Huston's most exciting novel yet. Combining his knowledge of how
things work in Washington with his expertise on military hardware,
Huston has written an electrifyingly realistic tale of international
terrorism and American triumph.