Gauntlet: A Novel of International Intrigue
by Richard Aaron
Glass House Press Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780981676883
Date: 02 March 2009 List Price £21.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
A high-tech thriller, Gauntlet is the début offering from Richard Aaron and is published in hard cover by Glass House Press, a new independent publishing house, also debuting with this title.
"Cutting-edge research, complex plotting and in-depth characterizations lift Aaron's debut, a terrorist thriller. Afghan Yousseff Said al-Sabbhan, who's built an enormous drug-smuggling enterprise, has worked out with his co-conspirator, 'the Emir,' a plan to destroy an American city and bring the country to its knees. Opposing the plotters is the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, a secret agency staffed by men and women drawn from every sector of the U.S. intelligence community. Autistic mathematician Hamilton Turbee, a TTIC employee, is a standout in a vast cast of characters, surely one of the most interesting and endearing heroes ever to star in an action adventure novel. Despite the incredible amount of detail and the constant flashbacks, Aaron keeps the action moving swiftly forward. Some readers may be frustrated by the abrupt ending as well as patches of mundane prose, but all will eagerly await the two projected sequels." -– Publishers Weekly