Balance of Power

Balance of Power

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Off the coast of Indonesia, an American cargo ship has been seized by terrorists, its captain kidnapped and its crew mercilessly slaughtered. In Washington, a peace-loving President's refusal to punish the transgressors has enraged the sitting Congress, led by a wrathful Speaker of the House.An ambitious young congressional assistant, Jim Dillon has discovered a time bomb hidden away in America's Constitution--a provision that could be used to wrest power from the Chief Executive, a long-forgotten law that could incite a devastating constitutional crisis . . . and plunge the country into chaos.Now, as a battle group steams toward a fateful confrontation in the Java Sea--commissioned by Congress and opposed by the President--Dillon finds himself in the center of a firestorm that rages from the highest court in the land to the killing fields half a world away. Suddenly there is much more at stake than the life of a single surviving hostage and a superpower's military credibility--as a great nation prepares for war . . . against itself.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 106.68 x 190.5 x 38.1mm | 294.83g
  • HarperTorch
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps
  • 0061703206
  • 9780061703201
  • 1,236,087

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