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National Security (Jericho Quinn Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Marc Cameron
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Book Description

"Fascinating characters with action off-the-charts. Masterful. . .an entertaining romp."
--Steve Berry

When Terrorism Goes Viral, One Man Goes Ballistic.

They can strike anytime, anywhere. A public landmark. A suburban shopping mall. And now, the human body itself. Three Middle Eastern terrorists have been injected with a biological weapon, human time bombs unleashed on American soil. They are prepared to die. To spread their disease. To annihilate millions. If America hopes to fight this enemy from within, we need a new kind of weapon. Meet Special Agent Jericho Quinn. Air Force veteran. Champion boxer. Trained assassin. Hand-picked for a new global task force that, officially, does not exist, Quinn answers only to the Director of National Intelligence and the U.S. President himself.

His methods are as simple, and as brutal, as his codename.

The Hammer.

"One of the hottest new authors in the thriller genre. . .terrifying. . .in one word: Awesome." --Brad Thor

A native of Texas, Marc Cameron has spent over twenty-five years in law enforcement, the last twenty with the federal government. His assignments have taken him from rural Alaska to Manhattan, from Canada to Mexico and points in between. A second degree black belt in jujitsu, he often teaches defensive tactics to other law enforcement agencies and civilian groups. Cameron presently lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and BMW motorcycle.



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''One of the hottest new authors in the thriller genre . . . Terrifying . . . In one word: awesome.'' --Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author

''Fascinating characters with action off the charts. Masterful . . . An entertaining romp.'' --Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

About the Author

MARC CAMERON, a native of Texas, has spent over twenty-five years in law enforcement, the last twenty with the federal government. His assignments have taken him from rural Alaska to Manhattan, Canada to Mexico, and points in between. Having earned a second degree black belt in jujitsu, he often teaches defensive tactics to other law enforcement agencies and civilian groups. He currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and BMW motorcycle.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1290 KB
  • Print Length: 417 pages
  • Publisher: Pinnacle Books; 1 edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005CRY8TU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,236 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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96 of 101 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I hate writer's like Marc November 29, 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
I can't stand writers like Mr Cameron. I have way too much work to do to be up reading all night long unable to put a book down until I find out how it ends.

There aren't many writers that are capable of that. Marcus Wynne is one, Lee Child and John Sandford are some others and now Mr Cameron joins the list.

What's even scarier is this is his first book...if he gets better (and most writers do as they gain experience) then I am going to be plagued with more sleepless nights.

If you enjoy Vince Flynn and Brad Thor etc you will love the character in this book. "Jericho Quinn" is refreshingly different than the heroes in the others in many ways and his big Cajun sidekick is a welcome addition also.

So, get yourself a copy...only don't start it until you have a solid block of time to finish it.
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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most excellent! December 11, 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The title of this book sums up the story. National Security is not just about securing our nation against terrorism, but against bioterrorism. Our nation is a large one and it takes a lot of people doing a lot of different jobs and using a lot of different tools to keep us safe. However, sometimes the majority of that safety comes from one person doing an extraordinary job. Jericho Quinn is that man in this story. Air Force veteran. Fluent in several languages. Expert fighter. Cool and fast-thinking in a crisis. He's not just a man fighting terrorism. He's an extraordinary man who is the President's ordinary tool. He's The Hammer.

I loved, loved, loved this book. It caught my attention from page 1 and held me captive until the end. The story is tight and smooth-flowing. The characters are complex and jump off the page. The action is fast-paced. I had to force myself not to peek ahead to see what happens, a failing of mine when I'm enthralled with a book. I judge how good a book is by how badly my need to peek is and this one was off the charts. However, I did resist. For the most part. *sheepish grin*

If you like stories that have a race-against-time theme and have a good deal of excellent general info on how our military operates (I do since my husband and son were both Marines) then I highly recommend this book. Heck, I highly recommend it anyway. Read it now or drop and give me 20!
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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars National Security is a very good read! November 28, 2011
By Doug
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
First of all, the book was supposed to be delivered between 11/30/2011 and 12/15/2011. I got it today (11/28/2011) or TWO DAYS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE!! You can imagine my pleasant surprise and satisfaction with the folks at any_book!!
The story involves terrorists who agree to be live biological time-bombs and enter the US to kill as many Americans as they can before they themselves die of the horrible disease they are carrying.
The good guy, Jericho Quinn, nickname 'The Hammer' (you can guess why, can't you?!) answers only to the Director of National Intelligence & the U.S. President. His job is find the terrorists and stop them before millions of Americans are exposed to this hideous weapon.
There is a considerable amount of blood and gore but only enough to make the story believable. Too little Of it and the story doesn't seem real. Of course, Quinn finds true love in the story but the book ends with an opening large enough to drive a truck through so you can be pretty sure that there will be a sequel to the original story line.
This is very well-written with dialogue which you can easily imagine taking place with complex characters battling their own demons, etc.
For pure escapism and a wonderfully relaxing way to spend an evening or a weekend, you can't go wrong with National Security by Marc Cameron.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new force in the political thriller December 3, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I thought I was reading an early Vince Flynn or Tom Clancy novel, back when they wrote for passion and not a paycheck. This story moves at a lightning pace with excellent character development and a strong plot line. It held my interest from the first page to the last and was a fully satisfying read. It was even formatted and proofed properly for the Kindle application, an increasing rarity these days.

If I have an criticism at all, it's the cliff hanger ending in the epilogue but that only means the sequel is already in the works and I've actually put it on pre-order with Amazon, something I seldom do. If you like action, suspense, realistic plot lines that are well researched, you will love this book.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The sidekick wins January 4, 2012
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Quinn makes a great hero in this book- he is enigmatic, brooding, and a quiet tornado of destructive butt kicking. However, I have to say that his sidekick Thibodaux stole the show for me. His irreverent humor was just the right touch to balance out the fast paced action and pandemic disease. This book was hard hitting and a fast read. It was scarily plausible. I didn't want to put it down.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The basic premise of the book is intriguing, and the scientific aspects satisfy. However the author has two hangups which persistently annoyed me. One, he spends excessive amounts of time showing off his vast knowledge of military jargon. It goes past the point of maintaining realistic dialogue between military operators. It ends up being showy and disruptive.

The author also harps throughout the novel about the wonders of BMW motorcycles. I have nothing against BMW motorcycles - in fact I used to sell parts at a BMW dealership. But the last thing I want in my fiction is a blatant advertisement for an obscure motorcycle brand. He includes so much about the Beamers, you have to wonder if there was a payoff involved.

I can live with unrealistic heroes saving the day through ridiculous circumstances. I only ask to not be submitted to a 400 page advertisement.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Review 32714
Pretty good character development. Great plot and action. Kept my interest throughout, good read throughout the book. I would definitely another of the author's books.
Published 9 hours ago by Ray
4.0 out of 5 stars My Kind of America Protectors
Jeriicho Quinn and Jacques Thibadeau make an exciting pair of "take no prisoners" heroes in this biological warfare terrorist thriller. Good reading to the end.
Published 17 hours ago by Ron Ozment
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great read
Published 18 hours ago by Leonard A.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Compelling Read
A compelling read. I really liked Mr. Cameron's character Jericho Quinn. He fits in with his environment very well, less than six foot tall, slim in stature, dark coloring and... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Book Worm
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book
Published 6 days ago by StrikeKing300
5.0 out of 5 stars Found another series!!!
I primarily read series books and this series reads like it could be one of the best I've found yet.
Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Immediately bought book #2!
Published 7 days ago by Don A. Nichols
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great read, a good story and a page turner. Looking for the second book of the series.
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written and action packed. No offense to Mr ...
Well written and action packed. No offense to Mr. Cameron but these books will fill my Vince Flynn bug while Kyle Mills attempts to carry on the Mitch Rapp character.
Published 8 days ago by Big B
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific
Twists and turns of frightening proportions keep the reader turning each page. You'll find this book a great read but terrifyingly real.
Published 9 days ago by Msth
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More About the Author

Raised in central Texas, Marc Cameron spent nearly thirty years in the gun-culture of law enforcement. His assignments have taken him from Alaska to Manhattan, Canada to Mexico and dozens of points in between. He holds a second degree black belt in Ju Jitsu and is a certified scuba diver and man-tracker.

An avid adventure motorcyclist, Cameron's books heavily feature bikes and bikers--from OSI Agent Jericho Quinn's beloved BMW GS to Harley Davidsons, Royal Enfields, Ducatis and...

Cameron lives in the Alaska with his wife, blue heeler dog and BMW GS motorcycle. Visit him at: www.marccameronbooks.com

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