Towers Mass Market Paperback – 7 September 2012
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- Publisher : St. Martin's Press; Reprint edition (7 September 2012)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 401 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1250011833
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250011831
- Dimensions : 10.49 x 2.85 x 17.2 cm
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One fateful day, the worst attack on American soil brings out the very best in our nation's heroes--in this powerful thriller from bestselling author
On the morning of September 11th, 2001, Commander Dan Lenson is visiting the Pentagon while his wife is at a job interview at the World Trade Center. In the terrifying moments that follow, their lives are changed forever. Our nation is under seige. And, as the whole world watches the towers fall, the search for Bin Laden begins...
"With blow-by-blow descriptions, [The Towers] does a great job putting you in the middle of the action."--Kirkus Reviews
Still reeling from the tragedy, Lenson's SEAL team is assigned to Task Force Rhino in Afghanistan. Their mission: to hunt down, capture, or kill Osama bin Laden and other senior members of the Taliban and al Qaeda. But Lenson quickly discovers the odds are against them. The terrain is impenetrable, the journey grueling, the mission spiraling out of control. And before they can take down a target that's just beyond their reach--they have to face an enemy that's all too close...
"A great tale...harrowing...This is an excellent glimpse at the immediate post 9/11 world." --Genre Go Round Reviews
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The unexpected strength of this novel is Poyer's recreation of these events from within the actual time-line. All the fears, paranoia, assumptions, patriotism and passion of the event and its aftermath unfold again, and we rediscover how emotionally and militarily unprepared we were for it, and to respond intelligently and responsibly. Sacrificing no sense of outrage or anger, and fully--if briefly--immersing us in the attacks themselves, Poyer moves on to the aftermath and reactions, both personal and national. And he brings back many of our favorite characters from previous Lenson novels to fill out the many necessary points of view.
Far from being the trial I had feared, The Towers is in many ways the best novel of the Lenson series. I can't recommend it highly enough.