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The Towers

The Towers

A Dan Lenson Novel of 9/11

Dan Lenson Novels (Volume 13)

David Poyer

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One fateful day, the worst attack on American soil brings out the very best in our nation's heroes—in this powerful thriller from bestselling author

David Poyer

On the morning of September 11th, 2001, Commander Dan Lenson is visiting the Pentagon while his wife is at a job interview at the World Trade Center. In the terrifying moments that follow, their lives are changed forever. Our nation is under siege. And, as the whole world watches the towers fall, the search for Bin Laden begins…

"With blow-by-blow descriptions, [The Towers] does a great job putting you in the middle of the action."—Kirkus Reviews

Still reeling from the tragedy, Lenson's SEAL team is assigned to Task Force Rhino in Afghanistan. Their mission: to hunt down, capture, or kill Osama bin Laden and other senior members of the Taliban and al Qaeda. But Lenson quickly discovers the odds are against them. The terrain is impenetrable, the journey grueling, the mission spiraling out of control. And before they can take down a target that's just beyond their reach—they have to face an enemy that's all too close…

"A great tale…harrowing…This is an excellent glimpse at the immediate post 9/11 world." —Genre Go Round Reviews


Praise for The Towers

“An involving, skillfully told tale of the after-emotions of 9/11 and the internal conflicts experienced by U.S. personnel in the hunt for bin Laden.” —Kirkus Reviews

In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of THE TOWERS . After barely surviving the 911 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, and having his wife maimed while escaping the attack on the World Trade Center, U.S. Navy officer Dan Lenson reconsiders retiring and becomes embroiled in the search for Osama bin Laden. - Kirkus Reviews

Poyer turns his attention to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, in his earnest 13th novel featuring Cdr. Dan Lenson (after The Crisis). On 911, Lenson is visiting the Pentagon, while his wi - Publishers Weekly

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About the author

David Poyer

DAVID POYER's twenty-eight novels make him the most popular living author of American military fiction. His thirty-year career included service in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Arctic, Caribbean, Mideast, and Pacific. The Towers is the thirteenth in his continuing novel cycle of the modern Navy and Marine Corps, following The Crisis, The Weapon, Korea Strait, The Threat, The Command, Black Storm, China Sea, Tomahawk, The Passage, The Circle, The Gulf, and The Med. He lives with his wife and daughter on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

David Poyer

David Poyer

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