The Rook The Bowers Files Book 2

[This is] a book you hate to put down even when you reach the end. ... I'm panting for the next book already. ... LT Robert Bess, US Naval Special Warfare/ Naval Special Operations THE ROOK The Bowers Files #2 STEVENJAMES O ...

Author: Steven James

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781441216298

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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An arsonist has struck a top-secret research facility at a key US naval base. But it's not just a random terrorist attack. These people were after something specific. When Special Agent Patrick Bowers is called in to investigate, he is drawn into a deadly web of intrigue and deception. With his own criminology research being turned against him and one of the world's most deadly devices missing, Bowers is caught up in a race against time to stop an international assassin before it's too late. Full of fast-paced action and mind-bending plot twists, The Rook is an adrenaline-laced page-turner that will keep readers up all night. Book 2 in the Bowers Files, this riveting look into the criminal mind is the perfect follow-up to James's well-reviewed The Pawn.

Special Operations Files

Highly-decorated former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb tells his incredible story, along with those of his heroic compatriots.Packed with photos and maps for context, the Special Operations Files series provides insight into the most elite forces ...

Author: Brandon Webb

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9781250114716

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Crown of Souls The Tox Files Book 2

Tox aimed the remote at the screen, mashed the volume button. “. . . according to multiple sources. Again, U.S. Joint Special Operations Command is denying involvement in the killing of known terrorist Gabir Karim, wanted in connection ...

Author: Ronie Kendig

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 1493411942

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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"Kendig has out done herself."--RT Book Reviews on Conspiracy of Silence Six months after stopping a deadly plague, Cole "Tox" Russell and his team are enjoying a little rest. That peace is short-lived when a sniper shot hits Tox. The enemy is discovered to be one of their own, a rogue Special Forces team operator. Alec King is perhaps the only person as skilled as Tox, and he's out for justice. Furious with orders that got his men killed, he intends to make those responsible pay. And he insists Tox join him, believing they are the same breed of soldier. Afraid his old friend is right, Tox battles a growing darkness within himself as he and his team engage in another deadly encounter with antiquity. It appears Alec is cheating--he's using a mysterious artifact, a crown that history has linked to some of the worst slaughters in humanity. Racing to stop Alec before his vengeance is unleashed, Tox must fight the monster without becoming one.

Special Forces The Spy Mills Boon Heroes Mission Medusa Book 2

By payment of the required fees, you are granted the non-exclusive, nontransferable right and licence to download and install this e-book on your personal computer, tablet computer, smartphone or other electronic reading device only ...

Author: Cindy Dees

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 147409404X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A secret agent kidnaps an undercover operative!

Waking Gods

Themis Files Book 2 Sylvain Neuvel. File No. 1574: Interview with Lieutenant General Alan A. Simms, Commander, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) File No. 1576: Internal Memo—Department of Homeland Security File No.

Author: Sylvain Neuvel

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405921900

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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'Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z' PIERCE BROWN A twenty-story-tall metallic figure appears in the middle of Regent's Park. The caretakers at London Zoo notice it first at around 4am. The figure, or robot, bears a great resemblance to the UN robot known as Themis . . . Who made Themis? It's been ten years since Themis - a giant alien metal robot - was revealed to the world by Dr Rose Franklin. It now stands at the heart of the Earth Defense Corps - in case the makers of Themis return to claim it. Why did they leave it here? Rose and her team are still seeking answers to Themis's origins when a second and even bigger robot appears in London's Regent's Park. A military response backfires, reducing half the city to bare earth. And what if they come back? As more robots appear across the world, Rose knows it's a race against time to discover where they've come from, what they want and - most importantly - how to stop them . . . 'Captivating' BUZZFEED 'A sheer blast from start to finish. I haven't had this much fun reading in ages' BLAKE CROUCH 'Non-stop action and adventure. In a word: unputdownable' KIRKUS

Eisenhower s Guerrillas

“Eisenhower from Donovan, OSS,” August 2, 1944, Officer of the Director's Files, Microfilm, Roll 81, Frame 14, ... United States, Office of Strategic Services, OSS/London: Special Operations Branch and Secret Intelligence Branch War ...

Author: Benjamin F. Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199942099

Category: History

Page: 320

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The challenges facing General Dwight Eisenhower before the Invasion of Normandy were not merely military but political as well. He knew that to liberate France, and to hold it, the Allies needed local help, which would necessitate coordinating with the highly independent French resistance groups known collectively as the maquis. The Allies' objective was to push the Germans out of France. The French objective, on the other hand, was a France free of all foreign armies, including the Allies. President Roosevelt refused to give full support to Charles de Gaulle, whom he mistrusted, and declined to supply the timing, location, and other key details of Operation Overlord to his Free French government. Eisenhower's hands were tied. He needed to involve the French, but without simultaneously involving them in operational planning. Into this atmosphere of tension and confusion jumped teams consisting of three officers each -- one from the British Special Operations Bureau, one from the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, one from the Free French Bureau Central de Renseignement -- as well as a radioman from any one of the three nations. Known as the Jedburghs, their primary purpose was to serve as liaisons to the maquis, working to arm, train, and equip them. They were to incite guerilla warfare. Benjamin Jones' Eisenhower's Guerrillas is the first book to show in detail how the Jedburghs -- whose heroism and exploits have been widely celebrated -- and the maquis worked together. Underscoring the critical and often overlooked role that irregular warfare played in Allied operations on the Continent, it tells the story of the battle for and liberation of France and the complexities that threatened to undermine the operation before it even began.

Foreign Relations of the United States

Mr. Johnson : ( Reads message from Berger - Tab B in meeting book.2 ) State went back Flash to Berger asking then ... the meeting ended at 4:15 p.m. ( Ibid . , NSC Files , Box 84 , Vietnam Subject Files , Special Operations File , Vol .

Author: United States. Department of State



Category: United States

Page: 1136

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Select Documents on Japanese War Crimes and Japanese Biological Warfare 1934 2006

... [War 82302] Kungming-Reg-OP-7 Reports on Japanese chemical & biological warfare SCAP File List 000.5 (Secret), Book 2 Cover and transmittal sheet for 4 SINTIC reports on BW and reference to 2 previous reports SINTIC #187 & 188.


Publisher: Jeffrey Frank Jones




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The enactment of the Japanese Imperial Government Disclosure Act (P.L.106-657) and the issuance of Executive Order 13110 (Jan. 11, 1999) aimed at making U.S. government records related to Japanese war crimes and war criminals in World War II more accessible. Records surveys implementing these requirements disclosed that there were relatively few remaining security-classified relevant documents waiting for disclosure. On the other hand, better identification of relevant documents and improved access to these records was a primary goal of the White House. The Interagency Working Group (IWG) staff took up the admonition from the National Security Advisor that “Agencies should bring to light hitherto unknown relevant unclassified or declassified records encountered in the course of the search for relevant classified records.” In selecting documents, the IWG Staff focused on several subjects and topics that have longstanding interest and concerns for researchers: Japanese research and experiments in biological warfare (BW) Japanese instigation of biological warfare attacks in World War II Japanese biological warfare experiments on living humans and animals Japanese atrocities against prisoners of war Japanese atrocities against civilian populations Allied decisions to hold Japanese responsible for war crimes Allied decisions to hold war crimes trials Allied decision to consider Emperor Hirohito as a person responsible for war crimes Allied decisions to investigate specific Japanese scientists and military personnel for BW crimes American POWs held at Mukden POW Camp Hoten and any evidence of BW experiments on them Some subjects of current interest, such as “comfort women,” were specifically searched for, but with little success. This collection will continue to expand as new documents are discovered.

Special Operations in World War II

Special Operations Executive, with Documents. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, ... Campaign Bookno.2 of Purnell's History of theSecond WorldWar. London: Macdonald, 1968. ... The ImperialWar Museum Book of War Behind Enemy Lines.

Author: Andrew L. Hargreaves

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806151277

Category: History

Page: 432

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British and American commanders first used modern special forces in support of conventional military operations during World War II. Since then, although special ops have featured prominently in popular culture and media coverage of wars, the academic study of irregular warfare has remained as elusive as the practitioners of special operations themselves. This book is the first comprehensive study of the development, application, and value of Anglo-American commando and special forces units during the Second World War. Special forces are intensively trained, specially selected military units performing unconventional and often high-risk missions. In this book, Andrew L. Hargreaves not only describes tactics and operations but also outlines the distinctions between commandos and special forces, traces their evolution during the war, explains how the Anglo-American alliance functioned in the creation and use of these units, looks at their command and control arrangements, evaluates their impact, and assesses their cost-effectiveness. The first real impetus for the creation of British specialist formations came in the desperate summer of 1940 when, having been pushed out of Europe following defeat in France and the Low Countries, Britain began to turn to irregular forces in an effort to wrest back the strategic initiative from the enemy. The development of special forces by the United States was also a direct consequence of defeat. After Pearl Harbor, Hargreaves shows, the Americans found themselves in much the same position as Britain had been in 1940: shocked, outnumbered, and conventionally defeated, they were unable to come to grips with the enemy on a large scale. By the end of the war, a variety of these units had overcome a multitude of evolutionary hurdles and made valuable contributions to practically every theater of operation. In describing how Britain and the United States worked independently and cooperatively to invent and put into practice a fundamentally new way of waging war, this book demonstrates the two nations’ flexibility, adaptability, and ability to innovate during World War II.