Liberty - Jake Grafton Novels Author:Stephen Coonts THE THREAT IS CLOSING IN. — For sale: four nuclear warheads offered to the highest bidder by a rogue Russian general. The buyer: the Sword of Islam, a Middle Eastern anti-American network. The warning: one by one, the warheads are to be detonated on unknown homeland targets by four separate terrorist cells. Rear Admiral Jake Grafton knows that th... more »is could spell doomsday for America.
THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS.
Now, the President of the United States has given Grafton unprecedented authority to do anything he can to stop the terrorists. But first, Grafton has to find them. When a traitor infiltrates the cells, the stakes are raised even higher, plunging the freedom fighter into a desperate hunt that takes him from the hot points of central Russia and Suez, to the explosive secrets aboard the mysterious freighter, Olympic Voyager, and finally to the imperiled symbol of American liberty itself. With four disasters set to detonate, it's up to Grafton -- and Grafton alone -- to annihilate the enemy before the unthinkable becomes a terrifying reality.« less
The basic plot of Stephen Coonts's "Liberty"--Muslim terrorists smuggling nuclear warheads into the U.S.--seemed a bit tired to me, however, the development and execution of that plot, plus the surrounding action and characters was outstanding. Even though Jake Grafton is the main character in this series, I thought his character was outshone in this one by the Tommy Carmellini character. The story's pacing kept me turning pages, so I stayed up late at night to finish it.