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Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2011
Taken from what could be tomorrow's headlines, Kiloton Threat is a novel that explores the frightening potential of nuclear weapons in the Middle East today. Out of the house churches of rural Iran, a Christian masquerading as a Muslim gains the confidence of a high-ranking leader in the Iranian nuclear program and opens his eyes to Christianity. The man’s newfound faith stirs his desire to flee to the West, taking with him intelligence that would allow Coalition forces to neutralize his nation's devastating capabilities. But no one in such a position could ever escape unnoticed.
Enter Blake Kershaw, a highly trained U.S. Special Forces officer who has already made extraordinary sacrifices for his country that include faking death and losing his true identity. His mission to infiltrate Iran and extract the high-value defector strains the relationship with the woman he loves—one of the few people on earth who knows his real story. With even more intensity, it shows the price that must sometimes be paid when political correctness fails and a man has to stand up for what is right.
Praise for Kiloton Threat:
"This fast-paced, ripped-from-the-headlines sequel by a founding member of the elite special operations unit Delta Force is packed with danger at every turn. It is sure to appeal to fans of Don Brown, Joel C. Rosenberg, and other authors of faith-based thrillers."
"LTG(R) Boykin has extracted his story straight from future headlines as he highlights the very serious threats posed by the Iranian nuclear rogram. This book is more reality than fiction as Blake Kershaw, a courageous young Special Forces officer, enters the dark world of espionage to try and stop the madness of the Iranian fanatics before they bring the world to the brink of a global nuclear conflict. This is a story that could unfold tomorrow."
Frank Gaffney, founder and president, Center for Security Policy
LTG (Ret.) William G. "Jerry" Boykin, author of Danger Close, spent thirty-six years in the United States Army, some of them as an original member of Delta Force, the worldÕs premier Special Operations unit. His life reads like an action-adventure film; Boykin helped capture Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, hunted notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, served in Vietnam, Iran, Mogadishu, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and worked with the CIA.
Tom Morrisey, coauthor of Danger Close, is an internationally known adventure-travel writer and all-around wordsmith. A rock climbing and backcountry ski instructor, certified cave diver, and NRA handgun competitor, he is also editor-at-large for Sport Diver magazine and author of the award-nominated novels Yucatan Deep and In High Places.
Boykin and Morrisey do a very strong job of grabbing the reader's attention and keeping it throughout the novel. The plot begins with a high-action, intense scene. The many detailed fight scenes, along with the very intricate details on military procedure, give the book a very realistic feel. Shortly after getting into the book, it becomes nearly impossible to put it down because of its intensity. New characters are woven in throughout the story, which provide many different personalities and interactions. With this brings a downside, in that readers dont truly get an in-depth analysis of one character in particular.
Christian theology is well presented by the authors throughout the story. Multiple times Blake Kershaw is seen praying, asking God for help and protection in his upcoming encounter with the enemy. Toward the end of the story, Blake Kershaw offers a word of encouragement to an officer in the Russian Army who is fighting alongside Kershaw. He tells him that in Deuteronomy, God told the Israelites to wipe out all of the enemies in order that they could be safe. There also is a very strong faith evidenced in the missionaries who are in Iran. Suppressed by the Iranian government and the potential of losing everything, they have nothing to rely on but their faith and dependence on Christ.
In summary, Kiloton Threat is an action-filled story that grabs readers' attention and keeps them hooked. This novel would be perfect for men of all ages and should be included in church and school libraries. Parker OLeary, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com