Black Storm

Black Storm

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On the eve of America's invasion of Iraq, Lieutenant Commander Dan Lenson is ordered to prevent Saddam Hussein's threatened retaliation, but he and his recon team discover that destroying Iraq's weapons cache could unleash a greater terror.

Blackwell North Amer
Six days before America invades Iraq, Saddam Hussein issues an ultimatum: if coalition forces cross the border, he will turn Israel into "a crematorium." Belatedly realizing how far Saddam's weapons program has progressed, U.S. intelligence agencies suspect he's concealing either a crude nuclear device or missiles loaded with lethal chemical or biological agents. A quickly assembled marine reconnaissance team gets the assignment for Operation Signal Mirror. In the four days left before the ground war begins, Gunnery Sergeant Marcus Gault and his marine-army-navy team must land in Iraq, locate Saddam's ultimate deterrent, and target it for destruction with U.S. cruise missiles.
After a terrifying helicopter insertion, the team moves like shadows across a mobilized and blacked-out Iraq - toward Baghdad, and a rendevous with a mysterious resistance member called "Shamir." Captured and tortured by Iraqi intelligence en route, Lieutenant Commander Dan Lenson, the targeting officer, must decide whether the secret he carries is worth the life of his teammates - and his own. But even as the remnants of the team reach their objective, they discover that bombing it would unleash a horror more terrifying than they ever imagined. Now what's left of Urban Assault Team 12 - four U.S. Marines, a U.S. Army biological warfare scientist, a British commando, and a Navy Tomahawk officer - will have to deal with the situation themselves.

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On the eve of America's invasion of Iraq, Naval Lieutenant-Commander Dan Lenson is ordered to prevent Saddam Hussein's threatened retaliation, and when his recon team of marines discovers Iraq's weapons cache, they learn that destroying it would unleash an even greater terror. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312269692
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 22 cm


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Mar 21, 2011

Horrible book, in my opinion. True, it is a military novel, but when you can have books that are based on mature video games that have less swearing in them, and even some realistic novels, then it becomes difficult to appreciate the action in between the talking.

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