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The Resource A time for war, Michael Savage

A time for war, Michael Savage

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A time for war
Title
A time for war
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Michael Savage
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eng
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Discovering that the U.S. is being targeted by a secret and lethal conspiracy, disgraced television host Jack Hatfield taps the expertise of an idealistic staffer from the Office of Naval Intelligence to expose an imminent biochemical attack
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  • Conservative talk-show host Savage plays on the political beliefs of his core listeners in this sequel to Abuse of Power (2011). Jack Hatfield was a popular host of a show called Truth Busters when a leftist conspiracy smeared him and cost him his job. Even though his career seems ruined, he is still able to get help when he needs it from key people in both government and law-enforcement agencies. A helicopter carrying U. S. Navy SEALs crashes in Afghanistan, and a friend of Hatfield’s receives a threat. Hatfield must intercede to stop the deployment of a dangerous bioweapon that could kill millions. Of course, it’s a liberal agenda that threatens the world, and only conservatism can save it. Savage’s novel will appeal to his fan base, but the lumbering narrative will leave readers looking for a gripping thriller unsatisfied. -- Ayers, Jeff (Reviewed 01-01-2013) (Booklist, vol 109, number 9)
  • Disgraced, conservative talk show host Jack Hatfield, the hero of conservative talk show host Savage’s debut thriller, Abuse of Power (2011), battles a Chinese diplomat/spy in this mildly diverting follow-up. Stationed in San Francisco, Jing Jintao is on a personal mission to wreak havoc on the U.S. using a portable EMP—electromagnetic pulse device—that can disable planes, helicopters, cars, and pretty much everything else that uses computers and electricity. Lending Jack a hand are aging “unrepentant leftist hippie” Abe Cohen and ex-Special Forces warrior Doc Matson, with whom Jack shares “a love of wine and a distaste for doctrinaire leftists.” Jintao is also plotting to release a bioweapon in San Francisco. Besides dealing with both of these threats, Jack must bring down billionaire industrialist Richard Hawke, whose company invented the EMP device and sold it to the Chinese. Readers who approve of Savage’s conservative views will be pleased; those who don’t will probably be annoyed. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed December 10, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 50, p)
  • Conservative radio host turned man of action Jack Hatfield, still fuming over having had his popular tell-it-like-it-is radio show dropped after liberals branded him as an extremist, goes up against traitorous American billionaires and their government partners who have sold game-changing systems-disabling technology to the Chinese. Savage, who has gotten into trouble himself for making inflammatory comments on his highly rated show, The Savage Nation, casts a wider net than he did in his best-selling first thriller, Abuse of Power (2011). In that book, Hatfield, a former war correspondent working as a freelance news producer, saved his hometown of San Francisco from a deadly conspiracy in which the British (who had banned him) were involved. This time, he's out to expose plans for a secret war on America that will disarm the military and kill scores of innocents with a lethal toxin. He teams with Dover Griffith, a former journalist who now uses her investigative sixth sense as an officer at the Office of Naval Intelligence. Along with Maggie Yu, a grocer's daughter with advanced skills in kung fu, they're up against a wily and determined foe: Sammo Yang, a Chinese national passing as an attaché who has a serious vendetta against the U.S. and is prepared to do anything to carry it out. Savage, author of numerous nonfiction books, isn't at all shy about using Hatfield to advance his self-image as a teller of truths liberals find too painful to digest. This book is not likely to draw much interest from the MSNBC crowd. But the story unfolds crisply and efficiently, if not with all that much suspense. And Savage portrays Hatfield's circle of friends and supporters with affection. Who says radio hosts are all talk? In Savage's cool-tempered thriller, hero Jack Hatfield uncovers a Chinese plot and saves the nation.(Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2013)
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10166339
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1942-
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Savage, Michael
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813/.6
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fiction
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True
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  • Television personalities
  • Conspiracies
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adult
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A time for war, Michael Savage
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Issued also in electronic format
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text
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  • txt
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19 cm
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420 pages
Isbn
9781250039767
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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A time for war, Michael Savage
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Copyright
Note
Issued also in electronic format
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9781250039767
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n

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