Capitol Betrayal

Capitol Betrayal

A Novel

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William Bernhardt’s bestselling novels explore politics, power, ambition, crime, and the law. Now he scales new heights of suspense as, in one harrowing day, lawyer and former senator Ben Kincaid enters the eye of an international storm, a crisis with consequences beyond calculation.

Kincaid is in a meeting with the president in the Oval Office when Washington suddenly explodes into chaos. Facing an imminent threat to the White House, Kincaid is whisked, along with the president and his advisors, to the underground PEOC—Presidential Emergency Operations Center—built to withstand a nuclear blast, but vulnerable to another kind of attack.

Inside the bunker, defense specialists realize that a malevolent foreign dictator has hacked into the U.S. nuclear defense system and now has a finger on the trigger of America’s most dangerous weapons. The dictator’s message is clear: Heed his demands or suffer unfathomable destruction.

Forced to make critical, split-second decisions, the president seems to be falling apart under the pressure. The vice president wants to strip him of his powers—a move that could have a disastrous impact on national defense. But even during this time of upheaval, in order for the president to be removed, there must be a trial. With the clock winding down, Kincaid has precious little time to defend the president.
 
While Kincaid faces the trial of his life, legendary CIA agent Seamus McKay races through the clogged streets of Washington, searching for a hidden command center—guarded by murderous fanatics—that now controls U.S. ballistic missiles.

Two sides of one unforgettable story, McKay and Kincaid home in on their targets. One uses a gun—and any weapon he can get his hands on; the other employs his intuition and the law. And in William Bernhardt’s spectacular thriller, as both move closer and closer to uncovering a world-shattering plot, the ultimate act of betrayal is launched from the heart of America’s capitol itself.


Baker & Taylor
Serving in the White House Special Counsel office when a foreign dictator infiltrates the U.S.'s ballistic missile computer system, Ben Kincaid races against time to prevent a nuclear crisis while the vice president calls the president's sanity into question. By the author of Capitol Offense.

Baker
& Taylor

Serving in the White House Special Counsel office when a foreign dictator infiltrates the U.S.'s ballistic missile computer system, Ben Kincaid races to prevent a nuclear crisis while the vice president calls the president's sanity into question.
When a malevolent foreign dictator hacks into the U.S. nuclear defense system, the president comes under fire. With the clock winding down, lawyer Ben Kincaid has precious little time to defend the president. While Kincaid faces the trial of his life, legendary CIA agent Seamus McKay races through the clogged streets of Washington, searching for a hidden command center--guarded by murderous fanatics--that now controls U.S. ballistic missiles.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345503015
Branch Call Number: BER
Characteristics: 338 p. ; 24 cm

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rahmmie
Nov 06, 2011

Bernhardt is a good writer but I think he really struck out with this plot. It was so unbelievable that it almost became a joke as the book progressed

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kppass01
Jul 15, 2010

Not one of his best. I enjoyed the Ben Kincaid series much better when it was set in Oklahoma instead of Washington.

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