The Woodlands, TX 6/22/2012 8:01:38 PM
When Failure Is Not An Option - Jeffrey Stephens's new book "Targets of Opportunity" Delivers
For readers who are seeking a book that will deliver the thrill of a James Bond movie, the suspense of a Jack Ryan scene, and the action of a Jason Bourne flick, look no more—Jordan Sandor returns in Jeffrey Stephens new novel Targets of Opportunity (Pocket Star Books)! Book reviewers have embraced Jordan Sandor, comparing him to all three top action heroes, while comparing Stephens to Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and Tom Clancy.
In the first book in the series--Targets of Deception, which suspense master Robert K. Tanenbaum called "a fast-paced thriller"—Jeffrey Stephens introduced CIA agent Jordan Sandor, whom bestselling author Steve Alten praised as "terrific." Sandor is back in Targets of Opportunity, playing for bigger stakes and facing deadlier challenges.
Whisked from his Manhattan town house to a gabled CIA safe house in Virginia, Sandor faces off with a top terrorist agent from Iran's Revolutionary Guard. In exchange for protection from his own side, Ahmad Jaber is offering the CIA explosive information on a secret, unholy alliance forged among operatives in the Middle East, a ruthless South American, and Kim Jong-II's North Korea. Jaber does not have specifics - only that the strike will target the heart of America.
Sandor leverages Jaber's information and assembles a small strike force to penetrate North Korea. The team knows they will not all return, but the intel they gather will be vital to American security. As their discoveries plunge Sandor into a frantic race against time, the fanatics callously bring down a passenger jet as a diversion and unleash an assault on a French intelligence installation. With the stakes being ratcheted up with every move, Sandor struggles to defeat a master terrorist whose perfectly disguised plan of destruction leaves Sandor wondering where or how he will strike next.
As a storm rages in the Gulf of Mexico, word comes that two enemy submarines have penetrated U.S. waters. With the U.S. military hampered by the hurricane, Sandor turns to a few daring Navy SEALs to duel with the enemy they cannot see… knowing only that the subs are carrying nuclear weapons aimed at a target of opportunity whose destruction would change the world order forever.
Brilliantly conceived, electrifyingly paced, Targets of Opportunity captures a terrifying twenty-first-century reality: terrorists can—and will—try as many times as it takes to attack the U.S. For the brave men and women who defend our country, failure is not an option. Targets of Opportunity leaves readers hanging on for Sandor's next step, accompanying him until the very end.
Available at fine bookstores and online
Targets of Opportunity by Jeffrey S. Stephens
Pocket Star Books