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The Threat

Dan Lenson Series

by David Poyer

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The Threat by David Poyer
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  • Published Oct 2006
    320 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Lenson reports to the West Wing to direct a multiservice team working to interdict the flow of drugs from Latin America. Never one to just warm a chair, he sets out to help destroy the Cartel---and uncovers a troubling thread of clues that link cunning and ruthless drug lord Don Juan Nuñez to an assault on a nuclear power plant in Mexico, an obscure Islamic relief agency in Los Angeles, and an air cargo company’s imminent flight plan across the United States.

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"Most thriller fans will feel this is familiar territory that has been plumbed more effectively by Tom Clancy and David Balducci." - PW.
"Recommended especially for fans of Robert Ludlum's political thrillers (although Poyer is a superior writer)." - Booklist.
"A gloomy story, but Poyer remains the most thoughtful of the military-thriller set and a master of authentic detail." - Kirkus.

Poyer is also the author of The Circle, The Med, The Gulf, The Passage, Tomahawk, China Sea, Black Storm, and The Command.

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David Poyer Author Biography

David Poyer was born in DuBois, PA in 1949. He grew up in Brockway, Emlenton, and Bradford, in western Pennsylvania, and graduated from Bradford Area High School in 1967. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1971, and later received a master's degree from George Washington University.

Poyer's active and reserve naval service included sea duty in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Arctic, Caribbean, and Pacific, and shore duty at the Pentagon, Surface Warfare Development Group, Joint Forces Command, and in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. He retired in July 2001.

Poyer began writing in 1976, and is the author of nearly thirty books to date, including The Med, The Gulf, The Circle, The Passage, Tomahawk, China Sea, Black Storm, The Command and The Threat, best-selling Navy ...

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