Author: Alan Jacobson
Published: July 15, 2012 by Norwood Press
Main Character: FBI Special Agent Aaron "Uzi" Uziel, Department of Defense covert operative Hector DeSantos, FBI Profiler Karen Vail, CIA operative Leila Harel
An enigmatic covert operative. A skilled FBI agent with a dark past. And a terror plot unlike any in history.
An explosion pulverizes the president-elect’s helicopter on Election Night. It soon becomes clear that the group behind the assassination attempt possesses far greater reach than the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force has yet encountered – and a plot so deeply interwoven in the country’s fabric that it threatens to upend America’s political system.
But as Department of Defense operative Hector DeSantos and FBI Agent Aaron “Uzi” Uziel sort out who is behind the bombing, Uzi’s personal demons not only jeopardize the investigation but may sit at the heart of a tangle of lies that threaten to trigger an international terrorist attack. Hailed by political thriller master Vince Flynn as “a smart, complex novel that explodes from the page,” and by blockbuster author Lee Child as “a terrific thriller” that’s “fast, hard, and intelligent,” Hard Target is a ticking time bomb that keeps you clinging to the edges of your seat…and turning the pages.
"Masterfully developed...Hard Target mirrors present-day concerns affecting our nation and her allies. With enough drama and suspense sustains even the most critical of thriller fans. While the story is fictional, it’s definitely not farfetched. If you’ve ever wondered about our government’s vulnerabilities, read Hard Target—-it’s like shining a spotlight into a dark, dank, mysterious basement: You might be surprised at what you find hiding there."
"This is a non-stop action thriller that puts Jack Bauer to shame…. Readers ‘hop’ into the President’s helicopter with the new President-elect of the United States, and find themselves immediately wrapped up in a terrorist plot that—-believe it or not—-hasn’t been written before. With all the twists and turns presented, reviewers will have to be very careful with this one, seeing as that no spoilers can be revealed. What can be said is that the plot of this book is first-class and the research that has been done to make sure the novel is ‘right on target’ is extraordinary. This one is guaranteed to KEEP you sitting on the edge of your seat even after you have it in your hands. This captivating ride is a definite keeper!