The Jericho Sanction

The Jericho Sanction

A Novel

Book - 2003
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Oliver North follows his bestselling novel "Mission Compromised" with a suspenseful, action-packed sequel set in Israel and Iraq. Lt. Col. Peter Newman (USMC) must choose between his crucial mission and his family when his wife is kidnapped in Jerusalem.
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Broadman & Holman Publishers, c2003.
ISBN: 9780805425512
0805425519
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: xxi, 553 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Musser, Joe

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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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