In Paris, an elderly man is assassinated as he takes his morning walk. In the war-torn cities of Syria, government forces wage a bloody war against their own people. The Russians are propping up the government, the French are backing one rebel fraction and the British are backing another. And in north Africa, young SAS trooper Danny Black is coming to the end of a gruelling tour of duty, or so he thinks. Danny has a new mission. An MI6 agent needs to make contact with Syrian rebel forces, and also with the private military contractors who are - unofficially - training this rebel faction as it struggles to bring down their government and establish a new regime that will be favourable to British business interests. Danny will learn who the masters of war, the men who call the shots, really are. Danny discovers a world where death is dispensed by the highest bidder and individuals will betray anybody if the price is right.
Latin America and U.S. Agression From the Cuban Revolution Through the Clinton Years
Author: Clara Nieto
Pubpsher: Seven Stories Press
In Masters of War, Clara Nieto adeptly presents the parallel histories of the countries of Latin America, histories that are intertwined, each reflecting the United States’ "coherent policy of intervention" set into motion by the Monroe Doctrine. As the value of this continued policy comes increasingly into question, Nieto argues for the need to evaluate the alarming precedent set in Latin America: the institution of client dictatorships, the roles played by the interests of U.S. corporations, the enormous tolls taken on civilian populations, and the irreversible disruption of regional stability. Drawing from an impressive array of documents and sources as well as from her unique first-hand insights as a participant in crucial meetings and negotiations in the region from the mid-1960s through the mid-1980s, Nieto chronicles the Cuban Revolution, the CIA-sponsored coup against popularly elected President Allende in Chile, the U.S. invasions of Panama and Grenada, U.S. support for the cultivation and training of paramilitary death squads in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Colombia, as well as similarly severe but less well-known situations in other countries such as Uruguay, Venezuela, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Honduras, and Guatemala. Masters of War offers, from an informed perspective, perhaps for the first time, a distanced, objective analysis of recent Latin American history. Clara Nieto’s depth of knowledge and understanding is an invaluable resource at a time when the media is seen as unapologetically aligned with the interests of major corporations and policymakers, and the American public has reached a new height of apprehension regarding the intentions behind and consequences of its government’s policies.
n the opening pages of OneThreeThirteen - A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 1, the unthinkable has happened. The town of Wilmette, a middle class suburb north of Chicago, has been reduced to a rumbling cloud of dust by an atomic bomb blast. Who could possibly be behind such a catastrophic act of terrorism? And what country has just declared war on the United States during its most vulnerable transition – the swearing in of a new President? At the same time, hundreds of miles away, on Joint Base Andrews, in Virginia, Colonel Jim Madison, 161st Airborne, awakens to find a group of Black Ops soldiers stealthily making their way through his home. Immediately, he knows something has gone terribly wrong. Madison must do everything in his power to escape because he has a startling and dangerous secret. One that has the power to destroy the United States and its allies. At the heart of OneThreeThirteen is political mystery that entails an international conspiracy reaching as far back as The Battle of Mogadishu, The invasion of Afghanistan, and 911. All of which are connected to one man – Youssef bin Caneer, a radical religious Muslim Imam bent on the destruction of the United States. He is assisted, in his diabolical efforts, by his trained assassin, General Muhammad Nasser. General Nasser is a man seeking revenge for the killing of his wife and son in the Jenin refugee camp. But fate has someone else in store for General Nasser, in the form of Staff Sergeant Lucinda Olmae Washington. She will change everything. OneThreeThirteen is an international political thriller and suspense novel that asks the question, "How far would you go to stay alive?" WARNING: Book contains some scenes of graphic violence and adult sexual situations