Three Minutes To Midnight - A Jake Mahegan Novel




Three Minutes to Midnight
  Written by A.J. Tata
  Kindle/Paperback/Hardcover
  Fiction/Thriller, May 2016
  352 Pages, $9.99 - $25
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Publisher's Synopsis:
It begins with the kidnapping of an Army Reserve officer on U.S. soil. Name: Captain Maeve Cassidy. Profession: Geologist specializing in natural gas drilling and fracturing. Mission: classified.



 Abducted less than twenty-four hours upon her return from Afghanistan, Cassidy's disappearance from a Fort Bragg compound is more than a security breach. It is the first stage of a large-scale domestic attack that few Americans could imagine--or survive…

Enter Delta Force veteran Jake Mahegan. The seasoned operative is on a personal mission of vengeance, tracking down his mother's killer at a drilling site in North Carolina.

 When he's assigned the task of locating the geologist, he can't help but wonder if her abduction is connected to the fracking magnate he's pursuing. But when a nearby nuclear plant is attacked, and then another, in a matter of days, Mahegan knows it's no coincidence.

 It is a brilliantly conceived, ruthlessly orchestrated assault on our homeland that no intelligence analyst could ever foresee--or stop…

When a third nuclear plant is targeted, Mahegan has no choice but to try. If he fails, our nation falls. The countdown is launched. The clock is ticking. Armageddon begins…Three Minutes to Midnight.

Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata, U.S. Army (Retired), commanded combat units in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and the 10th Mountain Division. His last combat tour was in Afghanistan in 2007 where he earned the Combat Action Badge and Bronze Star Medal.

 He is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, Sudden Threat, Rogue Threat, and Hidden Threat. He has been a frequent foreign policy guest commentator on Fox News, CBS News, and The Daily Buzz.

 NBC’s Today Show featured General Tata’s career transition from the army to education leadership where he has served as the Chief Operations Officer of Washington, DC Public Schools for firebrand Chancellor Michelle Rhee and as the Superintendent of the 16th largest school district in the nation in Wake County/Raleigh, NC.

My Thoughts
What's not to like about the main character?  Jake Mahegan is rough and tough but has a soft side, especially for women in trouble.  His latest mission gets him into several scrapes and you are left wondering who to trust.  Several people die and it's not all the bad guys.  I Rated This Book:  4/5 Stars ****

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