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The Trials of Zion by Alan M. Dershowitz

By Nate Kenyon

Recently I sat down with Alan Dershowitz to talk about his new novel, The Trials of Zion.

First of all, tell us what inspired you to write it.

I desperately want to see peace in the Middle East.  I can’t achieve it in reality (despite having been asked to serve as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations—an offer I had to refuse because I am a patriotic American).  So I decided to bring about peace at the beginning of my novel.
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Hell’s Corner by David Baldacci

In David Baldacci’s Hell’s Corner, John Carr, aka Oliver Stone-once the most skilled assassin his country ever had-stands in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, perhaps for the last time. The president has personally requested that Stone serve his country again on a high-risk, covert mission. Though he’s fought for decades to leave his past career behind, Stone has no choice but to say yes.
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The Capital Game by Brian Haig

the-capital-game.JPGBy Mark Combes

In Brian Haig’s The Capitol Game, it was the deal of the decade, if not the century. A small, insignificant company on the edge of bankruptcy had discovered an alchemist’s dream; a miraculous polymer, that when coated on any vehicle, was the equivalent of 30 inches of steel. With bloody conflicts surging in Iraq and Afghanistan, the polymer promises to save thousands of lives and change the course of both wars.
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Foreign Influence by Brad Thor

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Brad Thor brings back his hero, Scot Harvath, in another gripping and pulse-pounding thriller.  Hopefully there is someone like Harvath protecting our country from our enemies.  Brad talked about his latest thriller to ITW.

What sparked the idea for Foreign Influence?

The idea for Foreign Influence actually came from conversations with two different friends.

The first was a conversation I had with Glenn Beck.  We were discussing turmoil in other nations and how we send operatives over to tip things one way or another.  Glenn asked me how many nations I thought were sending operatives here to America to do exactly the same thing right now.
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The Cabal by David Hagberg

the-cabal.JPGBy Mark Combes

In The CabalDavid Hagberg’s fourteenth installment of his Kirk McGarvey series, a Washington Post investigative reporter has uncovered strong evidence that a powerful lobbyist has formed a shadowy group. They call themselves the Friday Club, a cabal whose members include high-ranking men inside the government: a White House adviser, a three star general at the Pentagon, deputy secretaries at the State Department, Homeland Security, the FBI and even the CIA.
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The Rule of Nine by Steve Martini

the-rule-of-nine.JPGIn New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini’s latest, The Rule of Nine, the Old Weatherman dreams of a plan that could be his swansong, an attack to drive a stake through the heart of the right wing establishment and bury it for good. Now he’s found the money, the ideal weapon, and the professional who knows how to use it. And he has put his sights on the perfect target at the very seat of the United States government, in the heart of downtown Washington. It will be a strike heard round the world.
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