Patriot and Assassin by Robert Cook

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An Alejandro "Cooch" Cuchulain Novel
The second in the Cooch series of national security thrillers

Blend a dollop of Enlightenment history and philosophy for the lawyers and history buffs, a skosh of cool technology for the geekish, and a smidgen of business for the Wall Street crowd. Add to a boiling cauldron of passion and violence. Sprinkle with strong dialog and wit. Stir vigorously. Shazaam! Tomorrow’s headlines today, in Patriot and Assassin.

Patriot and Assassin places the protagonist, Alejandro ‘Cooch’ Cuchulain, at the heart of a plot to release nerve gas in one of our nation’s busiest stadiums, then later into the sadistic hands of the terrorist who planned that attack.

Cooch leads a Rhodes Scholar former Seal, a stunning MacArthur winning physicist, a former USMC Master Sniper and the former director of the CIA’s special operations unit, now working in the White House. Together, they engage a large contingent of Al-Qaeda, among others, while working to improve the life of Muslims.

Inspired by Arab Spring evidence that Middle Eastern culture will be transformed positively when Muslims are convinced that transformation is in their self-interest, Patriot and Assassin uses the proven lessons of the Enlightenment to expedite that transformation. More than simply sex and violence advance the story. Patriot and Assassin incorporates strong character development and powerful, thoughtful dialogue to drive this politico-thriller at a breakneck pace.

The team neither disdains violence on this journey to improve, nor avoids using the latest technology to make both the journey and the violence easier. Action flows seamlessly from Texas to Washington to Morocco to Yemen and back.
Former CIA warrior Cuchulain is a strong male protagonist working with a dynamic female protagonist in Dr. Caitlin O’Connor. This thriller brings a fresh dynamic to the genre. Patriot and Assassin positions itself as the thriller for thoughtful readers interested in observing strong, complex characters meeting complex world-wide challenges.

About Robert Cook

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Shooter, Soldier, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Venture capitalist, Vintner, and now Author. ROBERT COOK served as a Regular Army officer in Germany, Viet Nam, and the Pentagon. He was awarded the Parachutist Badge, the Bronze Star, and the Army Commendation Medal and was considered for a National Match record with the .45 cal service pistol, while a member of the US Army Advanced Marksmanship Unit. Cook earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The George Washington University. He was a KPMG Entrepreneur of the Year for the Middle Atlantic Region. As a philanthropist, Cook endowed the Robert E. Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and produced a video series for Public Television on the problems and opportunities in inner-city K-6 education, The Battle of City Springs.
Published February 12, 2013 by Royal Wulff Publishing. 268 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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