The Jericho Sanction

The Jericho Sanction

A Novel

Book - 2003
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Lt. Col. Peter Newman (USMC) and his family are threatened when his cover is blown. While preparing for a clandestine U.S. mission to find Iraqi nuclear weapons, Newman's wife Rachel is kidnapped in Jerusalem--along with her friend, the wife of an Israeli Sayeret counter-terrorism operative responsible for Israeli terrorist assassinations, Newman has to choose whether to go ahead with the mission or abandon it to find and rescue his wife. But Israel has discovered that Iraq has nukes and plans a preemptive attack on Baghdad with Jericho missiles. If that happens, and Islamic terrorists like Saddam and bin laden respond in kind, it might trigger a Middle East was that could global. It seems as if nothing can prevent an Armageddon.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Broadman and Holman, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780060599805
0060599804
9780805425512
0805425519
Characteristics: xxi, 553 pages ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Musser, Joe - Author

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Librarian_Deb May 22, 2017

Peter Newman is called out of hiding by General Grisham. Not only is his and his wife Rachel's cover being compromised, there are also rumors that Iraq has 3 nuclear weapons. Grisham wants Peter to go on a hunt for the nukes, but before he can leave his wife and her best friend are kidnapped. Newman teams up with the Israeli security guy who is the husband of the other missing woman to try to find them. But a phone call reveals that Peter's old enemy, a Russain Ex-KGB guy, has kidnapped them to force Peter to uncover a mole in the US for him.
This book is very lengthy with lots going on and loads of details about military and security procedures. It took a while to get going but once the kidnapping happened the suspense started to really flow. There are some improbabilities, but not enough to mar this as an entertaining and suspenseful read. The behind the scenes looks at the military gadgets that Israel has and the explanation of how they would be willing to use their nuclear weapons was very illuminating. The best part about it is the "Insider" details about how things work in the military, security, and political realms.

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kmre_37
Jul 02, 2016

I actually gave the book 3 stars but the computer wouldn't co-operate

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