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660 tons of Semtex is detonated in a massive explosion in Libya. The operation seems to have gone smoothly, but within minutes of the explosion, CIA agent Richard Lawrence discovers that one shipment of the explosive has been hijacked. Days later, a glory-seeking 'Emir' broadcasts to the world that he is planning a massive terrorist strike against a U.S. landmark. And he gives a time line of one month. Now a desperate chase is on, as the men bent on attacking the U.S. use every weapon at their disposal to evade American authorities. Time and again they prove willing to destroy anything - and anyone - standing in their way. But Hamilton Turbee, an autistic computer mastermind at the newly created TTIC agency, discovers a way to track them. His flawed genius gives the nation its only chance at stopping the attack . if the American leadership will listen. As the enemies near their destination, it is up to the TTIC team to stop the massive explosion that could destroy the lives of millions.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Wow, wow, wow! Gauntlet is a tour de force of exhuberant storytelling... the definitive reality-based global thriller. Great suspense, a killer plot, and - amazingly - real characters. An absolute winner." - John Lescroart

Used availability for Richard Aaron's Gauntlet

Hardback Editions

March 2009 : USA Hardback

Title: Gauntlet: A Novel of International Intrigue
Author(s): Richard Aaron
ISBN: 0-9816768-8-X / 978-0-9816768-8-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Glass House Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : USA Paperback

Title: Gauntlet
Author(s): Richard Aaron
ISBN: 1-948792-11-7 / 978-1-948792-11-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nightstand Press
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