". . .there is nothing 'central' about the 'central front in the war on terror'. Nor is it a war in any traditional military sense." - Marwan Bishara, Al-Jazeera's Senior Political Analyst, 31 December 2009
"Until (Tacit Alumni), locating and tracking terrorists. . . has been like trying to find the proverbial needle. . .in a haystack of needles. . .Make no mistake about this; we are at war with a merciless foe. Their vision is clear; the imposition of a global Caliphate." - PALADIN, Director of ONYX OPS (from remarks made at Ebon Palace).
EXPANDED WITH NEW CONTENT! In a world of Global Jihad, it is September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of 9/11. From downtown Washington DC to Area 51 to Somalia and the Gulf of Aden, "PALADIN" and his high-tech ONYX OPS team is commemorating this tragic event in their own special way. Follow the masters of global black operations at ONYX OPS as they orchestrate new technologies in the relentless hunt for terrorists.
TACIT ALUMNI is a fast-paced/fact-packed story in the tradition of Tom Clancy and is the third in "The Paladin Papers" series. These fictionalized stories offer a fresh slant on today's events. It will keep you entertained, informed and thinking long after you set your Kindle down.
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"Bent Spear: Missing Missiles Over America" -- six nuclear-tipped cruise missiles "suddenly appear" at Barksdale Air Force Base in September of 2007.
Red faces clash with Air Force blue and the aftermath rocks the nuclear community. In fact, nuclear surety issues recently claimed the career of its fourth Wing Commander at Minot Air Force Base. It ends with a twist I think you'll enjoy, plus an alternate ending, equally thought provoking.
"ONYX OPS" starts and ends in Afghanistan, and is a fast-paced examination the geo-politics of controlling global resources and the role of black operations in these. It touches on historical facts involving World War II, the Kennedy era, Cuba and Vietnam.
Each offers a different insight on how key decisions shaping our history evolved.
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Published March 24, 2011
Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction.