China and Cuba allied for nuclear terrorist strikes on large American Cities? Would they risk a nuclear war?
Only retired US Navy Admiral Jensen Grey and his wife Helen hold the keys to prevent our wholesale destruction. From Tennessee and Delaware to Washington to Bermuda to Paris and Havana they match wits with the secret planners of America's destruction in the early 21st century.
The chaos and death occurring in the aftermath will touch our recent memories of 9/11 and remind us once again our planet is still the most dangerous place in the universe....
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GIDEON'S TRUMPET IS THE STORY OF EACH OF US, AND WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN THE RULES OF THE CIVILIZED WORLD VANISH.......
The book is into it's second printing and sales are still good 5 years after initial publication. The novel has been widely reviewed by mainstream press with good reviews, but not been listed on major literary charts since it was the author's first novel.
The book has been lauded for it's accuracy and the author's research and first-hand knowledge of events contained in the story. It is not the typical "war" or "political" novel, and does not emerge as the wham-bam action thriller as many military-based themes often do. While there are certainly areas of action, romantic moments and a believable story hopefully will allow readers to experience the always contentious areas of military and civilian politics as a more moderate real-time event. Exotic and romantic settings compliment the story and add to the overall flavor. The story extends over 5 decades and provides glimpses into times long past, as well as building on great historical events that blend into the author's personal insights and experiences.
Threats provided by a nuclear alliance between China and Cuba are very real in the 21st century, and the reader can easily understand the fictional plot since it is based on everyday events and the challenges of these communist nations to America. Final chapters will jar the senses of anyone who worries about the horrors of a nuclear-weapon world.
The novel is optioned for a motion picture due out before 2012.
PLEASE SEE EXCERPTS PRESENTED BELOW.
Chapter One--United States,Present Day:
...He could taste the sweetness of her, and he breathed in the smell of sleep about her that only women have. She snuggled into the fold of his arm, and he let his other hand roam down the length of her, from the still-firm breasts to the roundness of her thighs. She always had a way with him, just the nearness of her could send him off to an arousal that only their lovemaking could stop. It had been that way since they had first met years ago....
Chapter Three--Bermuda, 1957:
....Jen brought the yoke back further, almost to his breast. The huge plane rose majestically, dripping and wet, and glistening in the early sunlight.
"Flaps up to 10, set climb power," he said to Phil in the intercom.
"Navy Tower, Navy Tower," Jen called on the radio, switching channels.
"Navy five-four-niner-four, airborne at 20 past the hour."
"Roger, five-four, 20 past," came the reply from the Tower.
"What's the outbound heading, Phil?" Jen asked.
"Flaps full up."
"Rog, flaps up."
"Coming around to 255."
Chapter Thirteen--Cuba, Present Day:
...Fidel Castro walked to the gold-traced chair across from Jen and Helen and sat down, settling heavily in the finely upholstered seat. He crossed his ankles under the chair and his hands met in front of him, the ends of his fingers meeting each in sort of a prayer-like repose. The cold black eyes scanned Helen momentarily, then came to rest on Jen, and looking hard at him.
"Well, Admiral Gray, we meet at last. I have heard much about you."
The voice was high-pitched, accented and quivering a little from age.......