By Dale Brown
From the corridors of strength in Washington to the frontlines of the warfare on terror, Dale Brown takes you to the guts of the motion and introduces his so much exhilarating personality to date.
In Act of warfare, Dale Brown is going past something he's performed prior to, taking readers deep into the hot international of intelligence-focused struggle, and introducing a state-of-the-art new hero: thirty-two-year-old military significant Jason Richter, fashion designer of an entire array of futuristic infantry guns and units created to seek down a brand new breed of enemy with unrivaled velocity and lethality. With the entire exciting conflict scenes and professional army maneuvers that experience develop into the hallmark of this manhattan occasions bestselling writer, this is often an excessive, action-packed spectacle that mixes geopolitics, terrorism, and warfare.
Near Houston, Texas, an oil refinery belonging to 1 of the world's biggest multinational power businesses is destroyed by way of a "backpack" nuclear gadget. this can be only one of many assaults being perpetrated opposed to the corporate world wide by means of a bunch whose challenge is to prevent international companies and executive companies from plundering the world's traditional assets within the identify of profit.
Before this staff moves back, Jason Richter is termed in together with his top-secret high-tech army unit, code-named job strength TALON, a unique joint army and FBI unit organize via the nationwide defense consultant to trace down and defeat terrorists world wide. Richter believes there's just one method during which to snare his competitors -- locate, pursue, interact, and kill. And the one technique to do that is to play them at their very own video game: Be unconventional and fast, hit-and-run and brutal sufficient to strike worry into the center of the main devoted terrorist. Richter also needs to cleared the path via a sequence of unforeseen turns that at last uncovers a mole excessive up in the executive who's in pursuit of his personal own revenge.
If Richter fails, it won't be simply the lives of his workforce which are misplaced, yet the USA itself.
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I had to move the Vickers every half hour or so as the Jap was doing his best to knock them out. He put a burst across one gun which hit the man firing it in the thigh, another in the foot and ripped the box of ammunition which was being made into shreds. ’s and from occasional screams knew that we were also inflicting casualties. By now a third of us were casualties, including the rifle Coy. 2nd-in-C who was hit in both feet, and one of the Pl. commanders who got a bullet through the buttocks, and we were extremely glad to get a message over the wireless to say that the Brigadier was on his way with 2 companies of Gurkhas and would counter attack any feature held by the Japs.
Tools, barbed wire and ammunition are air-dropped into the British position; the battle of Pagoda Hill is over. Battlefield environment The Kaukkwe Valley is composed of a dank, dark jungle of primeval growth, which would slow up any force marching through it. The Gangaw Range of mountains, to the east of Henu, has elevations between 2,900ft and 4,500ft from the vicinity of Mawlu in the south to Mawhun, north of Henu. The countryside around Henu opens up into dry rice paddies during this time of the year and marsh near towns and villages.
Act of War: A Novel by Dale Brown