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The Jericho Sanction: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Oliver North
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Book Description

Oliver North follows his best-selling novel Mission Compromised with a suspenseful, action-packed sequel set in Israel and Iraq. Lt. Col. Peter Newman (USMC) and his family are threatened when his cover is blown. While preparing for a clandestine U.S. mission to find Iraqi nuclear weapons, Newman’s wife Rachel is kidnapped in Jerusalem—along with her friend, the wife of an Israeli Sayeret counter-terrorism operative responsible for Israeli terrorist assassinations.

Newman has to choose whether to go ahead with the mission or abandon it to find and rescue his wife. But Israel has discovered that Iraq has nukes and plans a preemptive attack on Baghdad with Jericho missiles. If that happens, and Islamic terrorists like Saddam and bin Laden respond in kind, it might trigger a Middle East war that could go global. It seems as if nothing can prevent an Armageddon.

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About the Author

Oliver North is a New York Times bestselling author, the host of "War Stories" on the FOX News Channel, and a war correspondent for the FOX News Network. His novels are stories of international intrigue, political espionage, and military adventure drawn from his own experiences as a combat-decorated Marine and the Counter-Terrorism Coordinator for the United States from 1983-1986.

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  • File Size: 896 KB
  • Print Length: 588 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0805425519
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group (December 15, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,963 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, intriguing, and reality-based November 13, 2003
The Jericho Sanction is the second novel written by North and Musser. It follows the New York Times' Bestseller Mission Compromised as the second book in a three-book series. (If you haven't read Mission Compromised yet, it is now out in paperback.) In The Jericho Sanction, North continues the action-packed story of Peter Newman, a Marine lieutenant colonel whose covert operation against terrorists and Saddam Hussein was betrayed by United Nations' and U.S. government bureaucrats.
Newman and his wife Rachel go into hiding following an assassination attempt orchestrated by a renegade UN Deputy Secretary General with KGB ties. Although, he has been framed as an international terrorist, Newman is called out of hiding to help the US military find three soviet-era nuclear weapons that may have fallen into the hands of Saddam Hussein.
When his wife is kidnapped in Israel, along with an Israeli woman, Newman teams up with the Israeli military to find them and the nuclear weapons. The events that follow bring the middle-east to the brink of nuclear war, as Israel considers a proactive nuclear strike as its necessary action of defense.
Like Mission Compromised, this book is a gripping story of international intrigue, conflict, violence, betrayal and faith. It is an entertaining and intelligently written page-turner that the reader is sure to appreciate.
As President Reagan's coordinator of US counter-terrorism efforts in the mid-1980's, North was involved in highly-classified covert operations, including the 1985 interception of the Achille Laura cruise ship hijackers and the bombing of Libyan terrorists' bases.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, Useful and Realistic: A Solid Novel January 28, 2004
This is an interesting and useful novel about weapons of mass destruction, an international arms market in illegal weapons, the potential for rogue regimes to acquire extraordinarily dangerous weapons and the absolute requirement for both covert operations and preemptive actions.
As an Army brat I think North is a little too Marine centric but then, as a Marine, he has to be.
Additionally, North's understanding of the slow, ponderous and clumsy nature of Washington bureaucratic politics, the requirement for allies both overt and covert and the need for leaders to follow their instincts is all too accurate. (In a sense that is what a lifetime of leadership training and experience is all about--creating leaders who can determine which hunches they have to follow and which they should avoid.)

America can project a lot of power because countries like Turkey, Britain, Israel and individual people in many of other countries are willing to work with us. The morning this is not true, we will be a dramatically weaker and more vulnerable nation.

As you read in the daily papers about the level of surprise in the 17 years that Iranians have been lying about their nuclear program or the revelation that Libya was much closer to building a nuclear bomb than experts had projected, you will find the Jericho Sanction reads a little more like daily events and a little less like fiction
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the (good) first book, Mission Compromised September 18, 2003
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Excellent thriller based on more history and fact than fiction, a la Clancy. Well researched (experienced) book is a "page turner."
North just gets better with each book. No "dead spots." You'll get your money's worth. Very entertaining.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book with very realistic characters November 21, 2004
I really enjoyed the book -- I didn't want to get interrupted once I started reading it. Ollie North realistically depicts the characters -- be it a US marine, an Israeli counter-terrorism expert, or a former KGB general, as well as the politician of the time of the book (though none referred by name) -- the Prime Minister of Israel, the Secretary of State, or the President caught in the midst of a sex scandal. It is also nice to read the book where the character is a US marine written by a Hero US Marine, a decorated war veteran, who can relate on the personal level what exactly is going through the mind of the main character. I also found the book very informative in many ways, both from Colonel North's explanations throughout the text and by the glossary of terms and abbreviations used throughout the book, provided in the beginning of the book (e.g., names of Israeli units such as Sayeret Duvdevan etc.). Enjoy this fantastic read!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Top Secret fiction January 2, 2006
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I bought this book because I just happened to go into a place where there was an Oliver North book signing. Large men with suits and ear-pieces lined the rows, trying to be inconspicuous, trying to look like shoppers. It's only pertinent because North's life could still possibly be in danger, from foreign and domestic threats.

It is because of this that Jericho Sanction is such a great book. North obviously has written from experience, utilizing his vast knowledge of Washington bureaucratic politics, the Middle East, tensions with Israel, WMDs, and the military to craft a story that is intriguing, fast-paced, and exciting.

Peter Newman, a Marine lieutenant colonel is the protagonist who is on the hunt for three missing nuclear weapons that have fallen into the hands of terrorists. What's more important to Newman, but not the world, is that his wife has been kidnapped.

Twist and turns develop into surprises, heated action, and the involvement of several smaller subplots that keep the book as entertaining as a big-budget Hollywood military blockbuster.

The strength of the novel is in the descriptions; vivid and clear, North obviously knows the details that are important and entertaining. He knows the field of which he writes - it's been his occupation for quite some time.

Throughout the book you'll wonder how much is fiction, and how much is simply North changing the name of an operation, enemy, or ally from the battles, risks, and top secret information that he has known for half his life.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great story and fast paced!
Published 9 days ago by Marilyn
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent story line and well written.
Published 1 month ago by Donna Beard
5.0 out of 5 stars A most exciting story about the articles of mass destruction and up to...
One of the most riveting and suspenseful stories I've read. It is current about the world situation as it is today about the Middle East and the war we are fighting. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Margaret May
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
equally as good as Mission Compromised !!!
Published 1 month ago by Marilyn Gregston
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really good book.
Published 1 month ago by Timothy Stoehr
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Exciting, gripping and totally believable. Couldn't put it down.
Published 2 months ago by Michael Puls
4.0 out of 5 stars Please read Book 1-A Mission Compromised first.
Get over the sometimes slow start & enjoy this book. Up to the minute plot & seems like it may have really happened. Did it Col. North? It seems so like a filled out action report. Read more
Published 2 months ago by countrynut
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Can't wait to read some more of the next one!
Published 2 months ago by Sue Luessenhop
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and Eye Opening.
Well written. Gives us a view of international politics and policies. A better understanding of how politics often get in the way of keeping the world a safer place. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Marrette Chambers
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast pace
I loved the fast pace of the three books in this series. Would recommend
Published 3 months ago by Toni Garrison
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