The Shadows of Power

Version: Unabridged
Author: James W. Huston
Narrator: Tom Weiner
Genres: Suspense
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: September 2010
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 34 minutes
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A small nation that bolsters the terrorist cause is flexing its military muscle in a far corner of the world. On a mission to the now-volatile Mediterranean, F/A-18 pilot Lieutenant Ed Stovic shoots down an Algerian MiG at the climax of a dramatic, high-stakes dogfight and becomes an overnight hero in the eyes of his countrymen--and the target of a zealot's revenge. Suddenly Stovic and his loved ones have been marked for death by an enraged avenger, a pawn of powerful Islamic extremists with devastating plans for America.

But there is another player in the shadows, unseen by the hunters and the hunted alike. A specialist who moves covertly through the most secret branches of the government, a lethal tool of an ambitious NSA Director who will stop at nothing to attain the power she covets. Kent ''Rat'' Rathman must now devise a brilliant counterstrike, to save a friend and his country.

Packed with deadly intrigue, Beltway power plays, and high-flying adventure, The Shadows of Power combines Huston's knowledge of how things work in Washington with his expertise on military hardware, to create an electrifyingly realistic tale of international terrorism and American triumph.

Author Details

Author Details

Huston, James W.

A graduate of TOPGUN, James W. Huston flew F-14s off the USS Nimitz with the Jolly Rogers. He served as a naval flight officer and worked in Naval Intelligence before becoming a lawyer and the acclaimed author of "The Shadows of Power, Balance of Power, The Price of Power, Flash Point, "and "Fallout." He lives in San Diego, California.