Bristling with suspense, action, and thrilling authenticity, the novels of Brigadier General A.J. Tata have earned the praise and respect of President George W. Read more...
Bristling with suspense, action, and thrilling authenticity, the novels of Brigadier General A.J. Tata have earned the praise and respect of President George W. Bush, Glenn Beck, and the bestselling masters of international intrigue. In "Three Minutes to Midnight," he delivers a terrifyingly plausible scenario ripped from the headlines--and the ultimate test for his hero, Jake Mohegan
It begins with the kidnapping of an Army Reserve officer on U.S. soil. Name: Captain Maeve Cassidy. Profession: Geologist specializing in natural gas drilling and fracturing. Mission: classified. Abducted less than twenty-four hours upon her return from Afghanistan, Cassidy's disappearance from a Fort Bragg compound is more than a security breach. It is the first stage of a large-scale domestic attack that few Americans could imagine--or survive
Enter Delta Force veteran Jake Mahegan. The seasoned operative is on a personal mission of vengeance, tracking down his mother's killer at a drilling site in North Carolina. When he's assigned the task of locating the geologist, he can't help but wonder if her abduction is connected to the fracking magnate he's pursuing. But when a nearby nuclear plant is attacked, and then another, in a matter of days, Mahegan knows it's no coincidence. It is a brilliantly conceived, ruthlessly orchestrated assault on our homeland that no intelligence analyst could ever foresee--or stop
When a third nuclear plant is targeted, Mahegan has no choice but to try. If he fails, our nation falls. The countdown is launched. The clock is ticking. Armageddon begins "Three Minutes to Midnight."
Praise for A.J. Tata and his electrifying thrillers
"Absolutely fantastic pulse-pounding." --Brad Thor
"I thoroughly enjoyed it well done " --President George H. W. Bush
"An explosive, seat?of?your?pants thriller "--W.E.B. Griffin
"A riveting look at the terrifying reality of domestic terrorism."--Glenn Beck
"Topical, frightening, possible." --James Rollins
"A must read for fans of thriller fiction."--Newt Gingrich
"General Tata's story mixes high-threat combat with an intriguing and surprising mystery a fascinating read." --Larry Bond
"Powerful and timely. Great stuff "--John Lescroart
"Written by a man who's 'been there, ' this vibrant thriller will take you to places as frightening as the darkest secrets behind tomorrow's headlines."--Ralph Peters
"Crackling with action and tension."--Steve Berry
Full of action and suspense, this is one book that screams reality a knock-down/drag-out thrilling look at the reality of domestic terrorism. . Being a retired general, the author knows exactly the right words to use to scare people to death. --"Suspense "Magazine
Riveting . . . Mahegan stands out from the crowd of usual thriller heroes. "Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
Brigadier General Tata donates a portion of his earnings to the USO Metro DC, the North Carolina Heroes Fund, and the Michael Murphy Foundation."
- ISBN-13: 9781496706256
- ISBN-10: 1496706250
- Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
- Publish Date: April 2016
- Page Count: 352
- Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
Series: Jake Mahegan Novels #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-03-14
- Reviewer: Staff
Underground fracking is the unorthodox delivery system for nuclear terrorism in Tata’s riveting second novel featuring Chayton “Jake” Mahegan (after 2015’s Foreign and Domestic). Mahegan, whose name means falcon wolf in Iroquois, has vowed to take revenge on the men who raped and killed his American Indian mother when he was 14. For now the former Delta Force operative and “one-man justice system” does what he can for others. His boss, Maj. Gen. Bob Savage, tasks him with rescuing geologist Maeve Brennan Cassidy, a U.S. Army Reserve captain, who was seized from North Carolina’s Fort Bragg shortly after returning from duty in Afghanistan. Cassidy’s kidnappers plan to use her as an unwitting tool to destabilize a nuclear power plant. Mahegan’s mission to save Cassidy and thwart the threat converges with his personal vendetta against his mother’s killers. Mahegan stands out from the crowd of usual thriller heroes, avoiding the clichéd trope of the mystical American Indian warrior. Vivid descriptions of close-quarters combat are detailed enough to be instructional, and Tata keeps the story twisting to the rousing final pages. Agent: Scott Miller, Trident Media Group. (May)