Item description for Cry Havoc by John Hamilton Lewis...
An Israeli jet, on a mission of peace, is shot down over Alexandria, Egypt. This horrific event leads to an oil embargo, forcing a response from the west where the worst winter in over a hundred years has gripped the United States and most of the rest of the free world. But the terrorist message is clear: invade the Middle East and 70% of the world's oil supply will be destroyed. The extreme weather conditions are only a precursor of problems to come as Abigail Stewart, America's first lady president, and her new presidential advisor, Grant Corbet, CIA Deputy Director of Operations, receive a call from Taiwan's president, who offers a startling and dangerous scheme to avoid a Middle East showdown. The risks are enormous. The President must decide whether to initiate a Middle East invasion or risk nuclear war with China. Tension builds at an incredible pace as President Stewart strives for the right decision even as three Battle Groups move into the South China Sea and the world creeps closer to WWW III. CRY HAVOC is a nail biting tale that once started is impossible to put down. Vivid imagery and a memorable cast of characters transport readers to alien lands and cultures that will live in their minds long after the final page has been turned. John Hamilton Lewis has proven himself to be a master of the international thriller. Praise for Cry Havoc: "In CRY HAVOC, John Hamilton Lewis has written as lively and entertaining a blockbuster of World War III brinksmanship as you're likely to encounter. A terrific story well-told." John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author. "Cry Havoc is a gutsy novel that hums along with authority and suspense. John Hamilton Lewis writes well and makes the reader believe. In fact, he makes the reader think. Enjoy this one for what it is---a corking good tale of intrigue and adventure---then find yourself pondering it later." John Lutz, three times Edgar and Shamus award winner "John Lewis's latest thriller is a page turner from cover to cover. Lewis's portrayal of the Middle East is eerily realistic and impossible to put down. Move over Dan Brown!" Kat Martin, bestselling author Desert Heat. "Mix up a kilo of Grisham and a whole lot of Clancy with today's glaring headlines and you get CRY HAVOC. John Hamilton Lewis is a master thrill-maker." Mary-Ann Tirone Smith "With a plot ripped from today's headlines, Cry Havoc demonstrates what a fine thread separates our world from total destruction. With the Middle East up in arms and China prepared for a nuclear face off, our first woman president is called upon to demonstrate that she has the guts of any man." Rhys Bowen, Agatha Award Winner 2002 Best Novel "John Hamilton Lewis's Cry Havoc is a chilling and believable look at post 9-11 America. His insider's knowledge of the Middle East puts him in good stead in this fast-paced thriller. It's brisk, intelligent and a little frightening. You want the story of Cry Havoc to never happen in real life, but you know it could." T. Jefferson Parker, Edgar Winner 'Best Novel of the year.' "An immensely satisfying/disturbing political thriller. John Hamilton Lewis rips this one from next week's headlines. A must-read if you want to know what we're facing. But especially if you don't want to know...The dialogue, pace, imagery and characterization are superbly crafted. Lewis has put it all together in CRY HAVOC." Thomas B. Sawyer -- former Head Writer for MURDER, SHE WROTE
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.1" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2005
Publisher Durban House Publishing
ISBN 1930754744 ISBN13 9781930754744
Reviews - What do customers think about Cry Havoc?
Ludlum, Clancey & LeCarre Make Room May 12, 2006
From the chilling prologue in Taipei to a global canvas that sweeps the reader from the South China Sea to the burning sands of the Middle East via Washington, D.C., John Hamilton Lewis achieves page upon page of first-rate international thriller writing. Throw in a daring romance between Abbey Stewart, the first female American president, and a veteran of the spy wars, crisp, even lyrical, narration, and stakes as high as any imagined in fiction thus far, and you have a "must-read" of this genre. If you love thrillers of international intrigue, you will not want to miss CRY HAVOC.
A suspenseful novel about an impending oil crises that threatens to derail the free world Feb 12, 2006
Cry Havoc is a suspenseful novel about an impending oil crises that threatens to derail the free world. When a peaceful Israeli jet is shot down over Egypt, it sets off a chain reaction leading to a brutal embargo, and the threat that further military force will cause the destruction of 70% of the world's oil supply. America's first female president and her advisor are offered a shady scheme to sidestep a Middle East morass - by getting chin-deep in Chinese politics. At odds between a possible nuclear war with China and a lethal Middle East showdown, Cry Havoc deftly crafts a scenario in which the all of humanity teeters on the brink of World War III. A nail-biting read to the very last page.
Timely and Thrilling Nov 11, 2005
John Hamilton Lewis' latest Middle Eastern thriller "Cry Havoc" kept me up all night, occupied my thoughts for days. Nuclear terrorism, World War III, the end of days, Lewis knows how to walk a tightrope.
This is a fantastic read.
A superb tale of WWIII brinksmanship. Nov 8, 2005
Cry Havoc is a terrific read. With the Middle East is up in arms and China preparing for nuclear war, America's first lady president demonstrates she has the courage and wisdom of any man. The pace was so unbelievable that I finished the book in one sitting. Author John Lewis writes with authority and conviction. His characters, plotting, and imagery are superb. I am an avid thriller/mystery writer and highly recommend this book.