Balance of Power

Balance of Power

A Novel

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
A story of high-tech intelligence and constitutional law flashes between a political crisis in Washington and the countdown to a military assault halfway around the world

Blackwell North Amer
When ruthless terrorists hijack an American merchant ship - the fastest in the world - they're hoping to spark an international incident, and that's just what they get. Half of America is screaming for their blood, but the peace-minded President rejects military retaliation...and suddenly finds himself facing open revolt.
When Jim Dillon, special assistant to the Speaker of the House, discovers a long-forgotten power in the Constitution that allows Congress to conduct a limited, private war without presidential approval, his ambitious boss sees an opportunity to humiliate his rival in the Oval Office.
Meanwhile, in the Pacific, a "rogue" battle group with its special commission from Congress races toward a deadly rendezvous with the terrorists.
Flashing between the political clash in Washington and the countdown to assault halfway around the globe, Balance of Power builds up to a suspenseful crescendo that blends Capitol Hill infighting, international terrorism, and state-of-the art military technology into an epic confrontation with world peace at stake.

Baker
& Taylor

Flashing between a political crisis in Washington and the countdown to a military assault halfway around the world, a new novel tackles Constitutional law, high-tech intelligence, and human relations with fervor and suspense. 150,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow and Co., 1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780688159177
0688159176
Branch Call Number: HUS
Characteristics: 372 p.; 24 cm.

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AlmadenAFS
May 27, 2013

Enjoyed the info on Constitutional law but characters were a bunch of wutzes. Too hard to accept the story. Read this just to kill time.

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