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Black Storm

A Novel

Dan Lenson Novels (Volume 7)

David Poyer

St. Martin's Press

With blistering action sequences and incredibly detailed military insight, Black Storm takes the reader along with the most covert Special Ops group straight to Saddam Hussein's stronghold, through harrowing instances of close-quarters combat, and into the heart of danger.

A Maniacal Leader
With coalition forces amassing at the Iraqi border, Saddam Hussein issues a terrifying threat: In response to any Allied offense, he will use his most secret weapon to destroy Israel. Counting down the hours before their forces invade, American commanders must decide whether this threat is the last-minute posturing of a madman-or a calculated promise from one of the world's most feared commanders.

An Impossible Mission
With thousands of innocent lives hanging in the balance, a long-range force reconnaissance team has been assembled and given the most daunting task: locate a weapon that no one can find or identify. Lieutenant Commander Dan Lenson, attached to the team to help program the airstrike that will cripple Saddam, finds himself humping through enemy territory with a group of hardened marines. They're headed straight for central Baghdad in what will be the most dangerous operation of the war. Now Lenson must decide whether the secret he carries is worth the life of his teammates-and his own...

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Praise for Black Storm

Blockbuster Praise for Black Storm

"A must-read¿not since James Jones' Thin Red Line have readers experienced the gripping fear of what it's like to fight an enemy at close quarters¿Poyer's research is impeccable, his characterization compelling, and the Iraqi Desert Storm scenario all too believable."--John J. Gobbell, author of When Duty Whispers Low

"I've been a David Poyer fan for over a decade, and his storytelling abilities-always first-rate-just got better and better. Black Storm is a timely, gripping, compelling yarn told by a master."--Ralph Peters, author of Beyond Terror and The War in 2020

"Absolutely riveting. David Poyer has captured the essence of what it is like on long-range patrols. His book is distinguished by quick action and continuing suspense that will keep the reader on edge until the very end."--Maj. Gen. H. W. Jenkins, United States Marine Corps (Ret.), Commander of the Marine Amphibious Forces in the Gulf War

"One of the strongest books in an outstanding series¿.The remarkably vivid portraits he draws of the variety of men and women drawn to serve their country merit high praise."--Booklist

"One of the best¿action fans will be rewarded."--Publishers Weekly

"Poyer's close attention to military practice and jargon will¿suit those looking for accurate detail."--Newport News Press

"A thrilling and suspenseful fictional piece¿you won't be able to put the book down."--Roanoke Times

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • David Poyer

  • Captain David Poyer's military career included service in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Arctic, Caribbean, Persian Gulf area, and Pacific. Black Storm is the seventh novel in his continuing cycle of the modern Navy and Marine Corps, following The Med, The Gulf, The Circle, The Passage, Tomahawk, and China Sea. He lives with his wife and daughter on Virginia's eastern shore.
  • David Poyer

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Black Storm

A Novel

Dan Lenson Novels

David Poyer

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