Blink of an Eye by William S. Cohen

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It is America's worst nightmare: A nuclear bomb destroys a major city. Thousands of Americans are dead and many more will die from radiation poisoning. Threats promising more attacks spread through the media. Panic has broken out in many cities. How could American intelligence have failed to detect a nuclear device? Who is responsible for the blast?

Sean Falcone, national security advisor, is tasked with identifying and tracking down the attackers. Powerful forces within the Capital point the finger at Iran. But appearances are always deceiving, and never more so than when millions of innocent people may die for a crime they did not commit. With the potential to incite the entire Muslim world against America and bring the world to the brink of Armageddon, Falcone discovers an astonishing secret hidden deep within the upper echelons of Washington's elite...but why should the President--or the American people--believe him?

Pulling from years of international affairs and defense planning experience, the former Secretary of Defense under Bill Clinton creates a sweeping, all-too-real political thriller.


About William S. Cohen

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William S. Cohen served as Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton from 1997-2001. It was the first time in recent American history that a president had elected a member of the opposing party to his cabinet. Born in 1940 in Bangor, Maine, Cohen, a lawyer, was a member of the U.S. Senate and Congress for 24 years. He lives with his wife in the Washington, D.C. area.
Published November 8, 2011 by Forge Books. 369 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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When a Washington Post journalist known for his insider access and his string of bestselling books (sound familiar?) writes about a clandestine cadre of Christian conservatives, a mini-military-industrial complex that can’t wait for Armageddon to arrive, there’s a suggestion that the enemy within...

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Former defense secretary Cohen (Dragon Fire) brings his insider experience to this exciting, acronym-filled thriller about a nuclear attack on Savannah, Ga.

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While the novels of Mr. Carter and Mr. Cohen are usually remanded to the remainder bin, Newt Gingrich's historical novels (with titles like "To Try Men's Souls: A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom" and "Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant: The Final Victory") regularly r...

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Author William Cohen takes his readers deep into the decision-making corridors of the White House, from the Watch Center to the Briefing Room, as well as introducing readers to lesser known, but equally valuable, agencies such as the Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST) and the National Nuclear ...

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