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Packed with high-powered action and stunning authenticity, the novels of Brigadier General A.J. Tata have won widespread acclaim from the bestselling masters of suspense. In Direct Fire, he brings the war on terror to America—with his hero, Jake Mahegan, caught in the crossfire. . . .

A powerful banker, gunned down in cold blood. A military family, senselessly slaughtered as they sleep. A four-star general, hacked and framed by virtual assassins. Another key general, kidnapped from his farm near Fort Bragg. Atrocities like these are all too common in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. But this is the United States of America . . .

When Jake Mahegan receives a distress call from General Savage in North Carolina, he rushes to the commander's home—and walks right into an ambush. When the smoke clears, Mahegan is alive but the implications of the attack are as absolute as death: The terrorists are here . . . and no one is safe. Joining forces with Savage's combat JAG officer, Alexandra Russell, Mahegan follows the trail to a killer who goes by the name "Jackknife," a Syrian refugee-turned-terrorist who vows to avenge the bombing of a Syrian wedding—by killing as many Americans as possible.

But time is running out for Mahegan. Terrorist cells are gathering in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hackers are emptying the nation's banks of millions of dollars. And their final act of vengeance will bring the whole world to its knees. For Mahegan, it's time to kill. Now.
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      • bioText: 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 six critically acclaimed novels, Sudden Threat, Rogue Threat, Hidden Threat, Mortal Threat, Foreign and Domestic and Three Minutes to Midnight. He is a frequent foreign policy guest commentator on Fox News, CNN, CBS News, The Daily Buzz, and Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler. 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. He was most recently North Carolina's Secretary of Transportation.
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Packed with high-powered action and stunning authenticity, the novels of Brigadier General A.J. Tata have won widespread acclaim from the bestselling masters of suspense. In Direct Fire, he brings the war on terror to America—with his hero, Jake Mahegan, caught in the crossfire. . . .

A powerful banker, gunned down in cold blood. A military family, senselessly slaughtered as they sleep. A four-star general, hacked and framed by virtual assassins. Another key general, kidnapped from his farm near Fort Bragg. Atrocities like these are all too common in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. But this is the United States of America . . .

When Jake Mahegan receives a distress call from General Savage in North Carolina, he rushes to the commander's home—and walks right into an ambush. When the smoke clears, Mahegan is alive...
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A powerful banker, gunned down in cold blood. A military family, senselessly slaughtered as they sleep. A four-star general, hacked and framed by virtual assassins. Another key general, kidnapped from his farm near Fort Bragg. Atrocities like these are all too common in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. But this is the United States of America . . .

When Jake Mahegan receives a distress call from General Savage in North Carolina, he rushes to the commander's home—and walks right into an ambush. When the smoke clears, Mahegan is alive but the implications of the attack are as absolute as death: The terrorists are here . . . and no one is safe. Joining forces with Savage's combat JAG officer, Alexandra Russell, Mahegan follows the trail to a killer who goes by the name "Jackknife," a Syrian refugee-turned-terrorist who vows to avenge the bombing of a Syrian wedding—by killing as many Americans as possible.

But time is running out for Mahegan. Terrorist cells are gathering in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hackers are emptying the nation's banks of millions of dollars. And their final act of vengeance will bring the whole world to its knees. For Mahegan, it's time to kill. Now.
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      • source: Glenn Beck
      • content: Praise for A.J. Tata's Jake Mahegan Series:

        "A riveting look at the terrifying reality of domestic terrorism."
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      • source: Newt Gingrich
      • content: "A must read for fans of thriller fiction."
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      • source: Richard North Patterson, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
      • content: "Tata writes with a GRIPPING AND GRITTY authority."
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      • source: Brad Thor, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
      • content: "ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC...PULSE-POUNDING."
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      • source: W.E.B. Griffin, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
      • content: "An explosive, seat of your pants thriller!"
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      • source: James Rollins, New York Times Bestselling Author
      • content: "Topical, frightening, possible, and riveting."
      • premium: False
      • source: John Lescroart, New York Times Bestselling Author
      • content: "Powerful and timely. Great stuff!"
      • premium: False
      • source: Larry Bond, New York Times Bestselling Author
      • content: "General Tata's story mixes high-threat combat with an intriguing and surprising mystery. Vivid and complex characters make this a fascinating read."
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      • source: Ralph Peters, New York Times Bestselling Author
      • content: "Grabs you and doesn't let go...written by a man who's "been there," this vibrant thriller will take you to places as frightening as the darkest secrets behind tomorrow's headlines."
      • premium: False
      • source: President George Bush
      • content: "I thoroughly enjoyed it...well done!"
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
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        October 16, 2017
        Early in Tata’s solid fourth Jake Mahegan novel (after Besieged), the ex–Delta Force operative kills two gunmen who confront him late one night at a cabin on the grounds of a North Carolina golf resort, where he was supposed to meet two of his former Delta Force teammates, Patch Owens and Sean O’Malley. Patch and Sean have been taken prisoner, along with Jake’s mentor, Maj. Gen. Bob Savage, as part of a terrorist plot masterminded by Chechen war orphan Zakir Lecha, who has managed to sneak into the U.S. Aided by fighters smuggled into the country among legitimate Syrian refugees, Zakir succeeds in kidnapping the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Bartholomew Bagwell, and his wife, from their Arlington, Va., home. Their daughter, Army Ranger Cassie Bagwell, works with Jake, already on the trail of his missing buddies, to take down the terrorists. The plot may follow familiar lines, but the high-octane action scenes make this a must-read for military thriller fans. Agent: Scott Miller, Trident Media Group.

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      • source: Booklist
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        November 1, 2017
        Tata's latest Jake Mahegan thriller throws his hero into an ambush, along with a huge target on his back. A call on a secure line for assistance has Mahegan head to his commander's home, only to find guns pointed at him. He escapes, barely. As he tries to ascertain what has happened to his commander and his teammates, he slowly uncovers a terrorist plot that is revenge for a mission he conducted earlier in Syria. The mastermind, known as Jackknife, will stop at nothing to destroy Mahegan, and the higher the collateral damage, the better. Tata does a wonderful job balancing the action with the characters, and the setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains, combined with the lack of trust that permeates the narrative, 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. Tata, a retired brigadier general in the U.S. Army, is getting better and better with each new novel.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2017, American Library Association.)

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