A plane bound for Amman, Jordan goes down in the Caspian Sea. The crash yields no survivors save the Russian mercenary who hijacked the flight and a cask containing an agent of unprecedented destructive potential is missing from the wreckage. A carefully plotted terrorist attack has been put into motion, and the resulting chaos might be enough to push America toward another costly war.Read more...
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A plane bound for Amman, Jordan goes down in the Caspian Sea. The crash yields no survivors save the Russian mercenary who hijacked the flight and a cask containing an agent of unprecedented destructive potential is missing from the wreckage. A carefully plotted terrorist attack has been put into motion, and the resulting chaos might be enough to push America toward another costly war.
The one man who might be able to stop the attack is Jack Hatfield, a freelance reporter who has never shied away from controversy. After making a politically incorrect statement about Islamic extremists, he has been discredited as a journalist and left to pick up the pieces of his career. But when his half-brother Sammy calls him, saying that his neighbor Ana overheard something she shouldn't have and now both their lives are in danger, Jack realizes he's stumbled upon a conspiracy to destroy Mecca. Now he, and a group of likeminded friends on the fringes of the law, must uncover who is behind the plot and stop them or else witness the collapse of the world into a war of mutually assured global destruction.
Michael Savage's COUNTDOWN TO MECCA is a gripping page-turner that takes readers on a journey where even the seemingly innocent aren't always innocent, the loyal aren't always loyal, and that even those counted on to serve their country, cannot always be counted on to protect it. With the threat of a third world war looming, Jack Hatfield must stop the destruction before somebody can stop him."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-03-16
- Reviewer: Staff
A stolen suitcase nuke loaded with a deadly disease, that contemporary suspense staple, drives Savage’s overstuffed, slow-moving third novel featuring conservative former talk-show host Jack Hatfield (after 2013’s A Time for War). Millions will die if Jack, sidekick Doc Matson, and love interest FBI agent Dover Griffith all can’t stop Pyotr Ansky, an assassin who hijacks a commercial airliner above the Caspian Sea in the prologue. Meanwhile, a group of conspirators led by Gen. Thomas Brooks, head of the U.S. Strategic Command, feel that the only way to thwart a Muslim takeover of the U.S. and the world is by dropping nuclear bombs on Mecca and Jerusalem in the hope that the ensuing war will finish off the Muslims once and for all. Fans of Savage’s conservative radio talk show will have no problem with the political posturing, but those who prefer faster, more nuanced thrillers should look elsewhere. Agent: Ian Kleinert, Objective Entertainment. (May)