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The Destruction Committee

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The time of crisis is now...

With a popular, re-elected President now dying in hospital, it seems inevitable that the Vice President, Carlyn Foreman, will take office.

Yet Foreman is both unelected and unpopular.

Some say he and his cronies are almost communist - Russian sympathisers, perhaps?

Almost everybody around him believes him to be a repellent human being and fundamentally unfit for office.

But can Foreman be stopped and should he be stopped?

In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, few Americans have an appetite for conflict, but there is an exception: The Destruction Committee.

Forged in the theatre of war, the Destruction Committee comprises top-grade soldiers, men who know how to kill quickly, efficiently, ruthlessly and without being caught.

Operating well outside the law, the Destruction Committee nonetheless declares itself dedicated to the greater good and minimal damage.

When it comes to those it deems a threat to society, however, The Destruction Committee kills without mercy.

And The Destruction Committee believes that Carlyn Foreman is a threat.

The Destruction Committee is a classic thriller that touches upon the nature of American politics, the psychological effects of war and death, and the allocation of political power.

Praise for William J. Coughlin

'Good storytelling ... jackhammer drive ... the climax is gripping.' - Detroit News

'Satisfying and right on target ... Among Coughlin's best.' - Detroit News

'Coughlin keeps you burning the midnight oil to the very end.' - Kirkus Reviews

'First-rate entertainment.' - Booklist

William J. Coughlin has combined a career as a United States administrative judge in Detroit with that of a best-selling novelist. His four previous highly acclaimed and successful novels are The Twelve Apostles, His Father's Daughter, In the Presence of Enemies and Shadow of a Doubt .


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Hardback Editions

December 1994 : USA Hardback

Title: The Destruction Committee
Author(s): William J Coughlin
ISBN: 1-56849-408-4 / 978-1-56849-408-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books Inc
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October 1971 : UK Hardback

Title: Destruction Committee
Author(s): William J Coughlin
ISBN: 0-245-50549-0 / 978-0-245-50549-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: George G.Harrap & Co Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 1973 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Destruction Committee
Author(s): William J Coughlin
ISBN: 0-425-02386-9 / 978-0-425-02386-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Medallion
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Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Destruction Committee
Author(s): William J Coughlin
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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