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Dark Winter: A Jake Mahegan Thriller #5

Anthony J. Tata

ISBN 9781496717900
Publish Date 10/30/2018
Format Hardcover
Categories Thriller/Suspense, Action, Kensington
List Price: $26.00

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In a blistering scenario almost too close to the headlines, former Brigadier General A.J. Tata delivers a chillingly authentic glimpse of tomorrow’s wars—and the anonymous hackers who hold the fate of the world at their fingertips . . .

By the time anyone realizes what’s happening, it is too late. A dark network of hackers has infiltrated the computers of the U.S. military, unleashing chaos across the globe. U.S. missiles strike the wrong targets. Defense systems fail. Power grids shut down. Within hours, America’s enemies move in. Russian tanks plow through northern Europe. Iranian troops invade Iraq. North Korean destroys Seoul and fires missiles at Japan.

Phase 1 of ComWar is complete.

Enter Jake Mahegan and his team of highly trained operatives. Their mission is to locate the nerve center of ComWar—aka Computer Optimized Warfare—and to shut down the operation through any means necessary. Mahegan knows it’s a virtual suicide mission. There are three ComWar headquarters, each hidden deep underground in Russia, Iran, and North Korea. Each contains a human biometric nuclear key that the team must capture to shut down the imminent nuclear strikes. Splitting up the team is Mahegan’s only chance to prevent the next wave of cyber attacks. But even that won’t stop the sleeper cell agents—here in the United States . . .

When Phase 2 ends, World War III begins.

Praise for A.J. Tata’s Direct Fire, A Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017 selection

“A.J. Tata is in the top tier of thriller writers working today. His books are absolute rollercoaster rides and he brings a pace and scope to his novels that make them especially fun and fascinating reads.” —Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Agent in Place and Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect

“The high-octane action scenes make this a must-read for military thriller fans.” —Publishers Weekly

“Horrific at times, spine-tingling throughout, A.J. Tata once again proves capable of writing a firestorm that’s even scarier because it is all too real.” —Suspense Magazine

“Tata does a wonderful job balancing the action with the characters, and generates a sense of claustrophobia that only adds to the tension. Fans of books set in the world of special ops will surely enjoy this one.” —Booklist

More Praise for A.J. Tata and his electrifying thrillers

“Anthony Tata ups his game to a whole new level in Three Minutes to Midnight, which just might be the best pure, hardcore thriller of the year so far. It’s Brad Thor and the late, great Vince Flynn. . . . The perfect mix of style and substance that’s as ambitiously plotted as it is exquisitely realized.” —Jon Land, The Providence Sunday Journal

“Riveting . . . Mahegan stands out from the crowd of usual thriller heroes . . . Vivid descriptions of close-quarters combat…Tata keeps the story twisting to the rousing final pages.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Absolutely fantastic . . . pulse-pounding.” —Brad Thor

“An explosive, seat of your pants thriller!” —W.E.B. Griffin

“Crackling with action and tension.” —Steve Berry

About Anthony J. Tata:

A.J. Tata appeared at the Barr Library in Ft. Knox, KY in early June. Watch the interview here.

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 is a frequent foreign policy guest commentator on Fox News, CNN, 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.

Brigadier General Tata donates a portion of his earnings to the USO Metro DC, the North Carolina Heroes Fund, and the Michael Murphy Foundation.

Photo Credit: Christer Berg Photography

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