Under Siege by Stephen Coonts

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Coonts keeps the action coming, hitting the reader with continuous body jabs until he scores a final knockout punch that will leave you hanging -- literally -- a powerful moral plot-twist totally unexpected.
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Jake Grafton races against time to extinguish a harrowing terrorist plot in Washington, D.C., and prevent all-out catastrophe from enveloping the nation in this thriller from New York Times–bestselling thriller author Stephen Coonts

When the psychotic Colombian drug lord Chano Aldana is extradited to the United States for trial, he brings his army of vicious mercenaries with him. And as Aldana’s hit men target the President of the United States, the capital is plunged into chaos that only veteran fighter pilot Jake Grafton can stop. With the help of an investigative journalist and an undercover agent, Grafton must find the deadly assassins before they can strike again. But time is running out, and the future of the country hangs in the balance.  This ebook features an illustrated biography of Stephen Coonts, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. 
 

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Stephen Coonts was born on July 19, 1946 and grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia. He received an A.B. degree in political science from West Virginia University in 1968. He entered the U.S. Navy and received his Navy wings in August of 1969. He made two combat cruises aboard the USS Enterprise. After the Vietnam War, he served as a flight instructor aboard the USS Nimitz. He left active duty in 1977 and received a law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1979. He went to West Virginia to practice and later, to Colorado to work as a staff attorney for an oil company. Coonts published his first novel, Flight of the Intruder, in 1986, which was adapted as into a film in 1991. Since then he has written more than 20 books including ones in the Jake Grafton Novel series, Saucer series, Deep Black series, and Tommy Carmellini series. He also published a work of nonfiction in 1992 called The Cannibal Queen and edited an anthology of true flying stories, War in the Air, in 1996. The U.S. Naval Institute honored him with its Author of the Year Award in 1986 for his novel, Flight of the Intruder.
 
Published November 30, 2010 by Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller. 548 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Crime, Horror, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Oct 01 1990

Captain Jake Grafton, star of Coonts' Minotaur, etc., returns with his usual supporting cast to do battle with the cocaine-fueled underworld of Washington as the author gives the Herman Wouk treatment to The Great National Problem.

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Sun Sentinel

Good
Reviewed by JOE MOORE on Jul 24 2013

Coonts keeps the action coming, hitting the reader with continuous body jabs until he scores a final knockout punch that will leave you hanging -- literally -- a powerful moral plot-twist totally unexpected.

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