Breakpoint

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Richard A. Clarke

Narrated By: Robertson Dean

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: January 2007

Duration: 8 hours 20 minutes

Summary:

Against All Enemies warned about how we were conducting the war against terror. The Scorpion's Gate demonstrated what could happen. And now America's preeminent counterterrorism expert and #1 bestselling author shows us all . . .hat might come next.

The global village-an intricately intertwined network of technology that binds together the world's economies, governments, and communication systems. So large, so vital-and so fragile. Now a sophisticated group is seeking to 'disconnect the globe'-destroying computer grids, communications satellites, Internet cable centers, biotech firms. Hard to do? If only that were so.

Quickly, a dedicated team of men and women assembles to try to track the group down, searching through right-wing militias and Russian organized crime, Jihadist terrorists and enemy nation-states. But the attacks are coming more swiftly now, and growing in destructiveness. Soon, they will reach the breakpoint- and then there may be nothing anybody can do.

Reviewers everywhere praised the suspense and pace of The Scorpion's Gate, the vivid depictions of war, espionage, and bureaucracy, but most of all they hailed its authenticity. 'Unlike most novelists, the man has been there and done that,' said The New York Times Book Review. 'Some of us,' added The Washington Post, 'have learned to listen when Richard A. Clarke has something to say.' And we'd better hope they're listening now.

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  • Mandi Scott Chestler

    Counterterrorism expert Richard A. Clarke's 2nd fictional thriller provides a chilling wake-up call. This guy knows what he is talking about when it comes to our nation's vulnerabilities to rouge terrorists, and exactly what these weaknesses entail will surely surprise even the most savvy reader/listener. As a relatively new author of fiction, Clarke needs some practice with dialogue and character development, but the fast-paced plot and the factual information he provides about national security more than makes up for any awkwardness as he hones his artistic skill.

  • Michael Scott

    Move over, Michael Crichton, there's a new kid in town. This is former Whitehouse counterterrorism czar, and current Chairman of Good Harbor Consulting 2nd foray into the realm of fiction. What I appreciate most in both books is the points he makes that are relevant today - or "truth through fiction", as he likes to call it. Like Crichton, much of the technical facts in this book are involving bleeding edge technology of the day. I actually enjoyed this book more than "The Scorpion's Gate". As an added bonus, the last 3 tracks of disc 7 - his "Author's Note", goes into detail about some of the technical jargon he wrote about, how it relates to current technology / events. While I would prefer that he write more non-fiction, I do look forward to his 3rd work of fiction.

Breakpoint

by Richard A. Clarke

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