By James W. Huston
One country indivisible...until now.Off the coast of Indonesia, an American shipment send has been seized via terrorists, its captain abducted and its team mercilessly slaughtered. In Washington, a peace-loving President's refusal to punish the transgressors has enraged the sitting Congress, led by means of a decided Speaker of the House.An formidable younger congressional assistant, Jim Dillon has chanced on a time bomb hidden away in America's structure- a provision which may be used to wrest strength from the manager government; a long-forgotten clause that can incite a devastating constitutional crisis...and plunge the rustic into chaos.Now, as a conflict team steams towards a fateful war of words within the Java Sea-commissioned by way of Congress and adverse via the President- Dillon reveals himself within the middle of a firestorm that rages from the top court docket within the land to the killing fields part a global away. And, unexpectedly, there's even more at stake than the lifetime of a unmarried surviving hostage and a superpower's army credibility -- as an excellent country prepares for war...against itself.
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Molly asked Bobby. ‘‘Not a soul. , capital of the country and the world headquarters for professional black women, I could ﬁnd one, but no. Not me. ’’ he asked. ‘‘Molly? ’’ Dillon called out. She stood up and headed for the door. ’’ he said handing her one full of dip and cut vegetables as he carried another with chips and pretzels. The familiar voice of Johnny Hines, the ACC basketball announcer, ﬁlled the room. The crowd in Charlottesville was yelling so loudly the announcer was pressing his headphones against his head to hear himself.
The half that carried the Marines, the helicopters, the SEALs, and the people who wore green and went ashore with guns. The Wasp was the newest amphibious assault helicopter ship in the Navy. Its design was unique. Not only could it operate Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jets, the CH-53 and CH-46 helicopters, but the aft end of the ship contained a well deck in which hovercraft or landing assault craft could be launched and recovered. When the time came, the back of the ship was ﬂooded and the assault craft went ashore carrying the Marines, trucks, and occasionally tanks.
Anytime he thinks you might stumble, he wants to be there to push—’’ Van den Bosch was interrupted by the entrance of Richard Benison, Counsel to the President, accompanied by Molly Vaughan, deputy White House counsel. Even though they knew her, they were happy to have the excuse to look at her. Benison held out his hands apologetically, ‘‘Forgive me, Mr. ’’ ‘‘The Chief of Staff said you wanted someone from my ofﬁce involved in this from the earliest stages. I thought Molly would be just the right person, Mr.