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Target Omega : a thriller
ISBN:
9781101985298
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New York, New York : Dutton, [2017]
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418 pages ; 24 cm
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"Buried deep in the US defense and special forces architecture is an elite, ultra-black unit, created expressly to prevent weapons of mass destruction from falling into the hands of terrorists and rogue regimes. Their covert, surgical strikes eliminate grave threats so the rest of America can sleep without fear. Until now. After returning from a successful operation in Pakistan, the entire team is assassinated within forty-eight hours. Only their leader, Michael Garin, survives the assault, but the danger is far from over. As the sole survivor and chief suspect of the attack, Garin finds himself on the run from Iranian intelligence operatives bent on tracking and killing him--men who somehow manage to stay one step ahead of Garin's every move and target the few allies he has left. Even Garin's own government appears to have turned against him, sending a lethal sniper from the vaunted Delta Force to eliminate the threat they think he's become. With enemies coming at him from every direction, Garin's fight for survival becomes part of a larger conspiracy unfolding on the world's stage. A plot has been set in motion--seemingly orchestrated by individuals at the highest echelons of power in the United States and abroad--precipitated by the turmoil and escalating tensions in the Middle East. One operator holds the key to preventing a catastrophic attack that no one sees coming, an attack that will shift the balance of power and plunge the United States of America into oblivion."-- Provided by publisher.
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A propulsive, high-stakes debut thriller where one extraordinary operator holds the key to saving the world from Armageddon. All he needs to do is stay alive.

Buried deep in the US defense and special forces architecture is an elite, ultra-black unit, created expressly to prevent weapons of mass destruction from falling into the hands of terrorists and rogue regimes. Their covert, surgical strikes eliminate grave threats so the rest of America can sleep without fear. Until now.

After returning from a successful operation in Pakistan, the entire team is assassinated within forty-eight hours. Only their leader, Michael Garin, survives.

As the sole survivor and chief suspect of the attack, Garin finds himself on the run from Iranian intelligence operatives bent on tracking and killing him. Even Garin's own government appears to have turned against him, sending a lethal sniper from the vaunted Delta Force to eliminate the threat they think he's become.

With enemies coming at him from every direction, Garin's fight for survival becomes part of a larger conspiracy unfolding on the world's stage: a catastrophic attack--precipitated by escalating tensions in the Middle East--that will shift the balance of power and plunge the United States of America into oblivion.


Author Notes

Peter Kirsanow practices and teaches law and is an official of a federal agency. He is a former member of the National Labor Relations Board and has testified before Congress on a variety of matters, including the confirmations of five Supreme Court justices. He contributes regularly to National Review and his op-eds have appeared in newspapers ranging from The Wall Street Journal to The Washington Times . He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Kirsanow's debut, a political action thriller, establishes his position solidly in the middle of a crowded pack. A checklist of standard genre tropes includes a secret weapon being assembled in Iran with the help of Russia and North Korea, targets that may or may not be Israel and the U.S., an American agent with legendary skills who's on the run from friend and foe, a traitor at the very highest levels of the American government, and a budding love interest. Mike Garin, the leader of Omega, a supersecret unit charged with preventing the proliferation of WMDs, is back in the States after a mission in Pakistan. When Garin's entire team of Omega operators is murdered, Garin is the chief suspect, and he must track down the real killer, Russian former Spetsnaz operator Taras Bor, who's seemingly unstoppable. A wide-open ending points to a sequel involving Garin and the evildoers who escape his wrath in this first book. Some readers will hope that Kirsanow chooses next time to steer away from shopworn plot points and overly familiar characters. Agent: Scott Miller, Trident Media. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

Kirsanow's debut thriller concerns a black-ops program gone horribly wrong, a theme familiar in the work of Brad Taylor and Mark Greaney. Two days after getting back from an operation, an entire black-ops team, with one exception, is assassinated. To remain the sole survivor, Michael Garin opts to disapear, making him the prime suspect in the murders of his team members, at least from the perspective of his superiors and the White House. He can't trust anyone, though, since the names of his colleagues had to have been leaked from someone high up. There are some elements of first-novel clumsiness here in the unfolding of the narrative, but Kirsanow has created an engaging main character in Garin, and he plays the conspiracy plot for all it's worth. Expect this series to get better as it goes along.--Ayers, Jeff Copyright 2010 Booklist