By James W. Huston
One country indivisible...until now.Off the coast of Indonesia, an American shipment send has been seized through terrorists, its captain abducted and its group mercilessly slaughtered. In Washington, a peace-loving President's refusal to punish the transgressors has enraged the sitting Congress, led through a made up our minds Speaker of the House.An bold younger congressional assistant, Jim Dillon has came upon a time bomb hidden away in America's structure- a provision that may be used to wrest strength from the manager government; a long-forgotten clause which could incite a devastating constitutional crisis...and plunge the rustic into chaos.Now, as a conflict team steams towards a fateful war of words within the Java Sea-commissioned by way of Congress and hostile by way of the President- Dillon reveals himself within the heart of a firestorm that rages from the top court docket within the land to the killing fields part a global away. And, all of sudden, there's even more at stake than the lifetime of a unmarried surviving hostage and a superpower's army credibility -- as an outstanding state prepares for war...against itself.
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HUSTON ‘‘Thank you for your vote of conﬁdence,’’ Manchester said, removing his coat. ‘‘I didn’t mean it like that, sir. Everything was ﬁne. ’’ ‘‘Nothing sir. ’’ ‘‘That’s all we can do right now,’’ Manchester said with resignation, then looked at Van den Bosch. ’’ Van den Bosch shook his head and glanced at Cary Warner, the Director of Central Intelligence. ’’ he said, giving him a chance to speak. Warner shook his head slowly and uncrossed his thin long legs. ‘‘No, sir, not a thing. These guys are very closemouthed and very organized.
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That was unpleasant,’’ he said checking his fuel and the clock. ‘‘One day, we may have to show them what a real missile looks like,’’ Messer said, annoyed at his moist armpits and dry mouth. Y From the bridge of the Paciﬁc Flyer, the man who called himself Washington watched the F-14 disappear over the horizon. ‘‘He not attack us,’’ he said, quickly recovering his composure after two bridge windows imploded from the sonic boom. ‘‘He’ll be back,’’ Bonham replied hopefully. Washington shook his head and frowned, suddenly very angry.