Pinnacle Event A Novel

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/19/2015
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

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Bestselling author Richard A. Clarke draws upon his experience at the highest levels of national security in Pinnacle Event—the Pentagon code for a nuclear threat—a gripping international thriller told from the rare vantage point of a true Washington insider.

With a presidential election just weeks away, five simultaneous murders on three continents lead to an investigation revealing the recent black-market sale of five nuclear weapons. But who bought them? And what is their intended target?
“Clarke combine[s] real-life intelligence details with…narrative drive...will please political geeks and action fans.”—Booklist
Washington fears the attacks are timed to explode in major American cities before the election. They call on veteran intelligence expert Ray Bowman to track down the missing nukes. Now, with the help of a Mossad agent and a female South African intelligence officer, Ray follows a trail—one that takes him across the globe and back—to put a stop to the destruction. Along the way, Ray discovers that those who control the arsenal are behind a far more sinister plot than he could have imagined. . .and they will stop at nothing to achieve their means. And time is running out.
“Clarke delivers an edge-of-your-seat race across the planet that keeps you guessing until the very end.”—Kyle Mills, New York Times bestselling author

Author Biography

Richard A. Clarke served for thirty years in the United States Government, including an unprecedented ten continuous years as a White House official, assisting three consecutive presidents. In the White House he was Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, Special Advisor to the President for Cyberspace, and National Coordinator for Security and Counter-terrorism. Prior to his White House years, he served as a diplomat, including as Assistant Secretary of State, and held other positions in the State Department and the Pentagon.

Since leaving government in 2003, Mr. Clarke has served as an on-air consultant for ABC News for ten years, taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government for five years, managed a consulting firm, chaired the Board of Governors of the Middle East Institute, and written six books, both fiction and nonfiction, including the national number one bestseller Against All Enemies and Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It.

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