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Checkmate

(2007)
(The first book in the Cameron Talbot series)
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When Dr. Cameron Talbot invents a breakthrough technology to defend against cruise missiles, she needs funding from a reluctant Congress and help from the White House to develop her project. Lt. Col. Hunt Daniels, detailed from the Pentagon to the White House National Security Council, sees the potential of this incredible invention. But disaster is brewing overseas as militants steal several missiles and launch the first one against India. The militants also send one of their agents to Washington, DC, to steal Dr. Talbots new technology. The scientist and the NSC staffer find themselves enmeshed in terrorist plots and political wrangling at the highest levels. From the Oval Office to the Taj Mahal, the tension and intrigue escalates and brings two countries to the brink of war.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Gripping and authentic." - Lee Child

"Fantastic." - Vince Flynn

"A white house insider infects high tension into this high-stakes thriller." - Tess Gerritsen


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