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The Shadows of Power

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A small nation that bolsters the terrorist cause is flexing its military muscle in a far corner of the world. On a mission to the now-volatile Mediterranean, F/A-18 pilot Lieutenant Ed Stovic shoots down an Algerian MiG at the climax of a dramatic, high-stakes dogfight and becomes an overnight hero in the eyes of his countrymen ... and the target of a zealot's revenge. Suddeny Stovic and his loved ones have been marked for death by an enraged avenger, a pawn of powerful Islamic extremists with devastating plans for America.

But there is another player in the shadows, unseen by the hunters and the hunted alike. A specialist who moves covertly through the most secret branches of the government—a lethal tool of an ambitious NSA Director who will stop at nothing to attain the power she covets—Kent "Rat" Rathman must now devise a brilliant counterstrike . . . to save a friend and his country.

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About the Author:

A graduate of TOPGUN, James W. Huston flew F-14s off the USS Nimitz with the Jolly Rogers. He served as a naval flight officer and worked in Naval Intelligence before becoming a lawyer and the acclaimed author of The Shadows of Power, Balance of Power, The Price of Power, Flash Point, and Fallout. He lives in San Diego, California.

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Kent Rathman (aka "Rat") is on a mission is to track down the Algerian who is planning a terrorist attack to avenge the death of his brother, a pilot, who was killed by Rat's old roommate at Annapolis. Political intrigue is rife, and the plot takes many twists and turns before delivering an exciting climax. There are a few graphic scenes of torture that might turn off some listeners. Christopher Price turns in a performance that for the most part enhances the book. Most of the characters' voices are well drawn; the French and Algerian accents are quite good, but the South African voices are not as successful. However, mispronunciations of some words by American characters ("pitture" for "picture") should have been caught by the producers. Nonetheless, this story moves along at a brisk pace, grabbing the listener from the outset with an overall good reading. S.S.R. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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