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PRAISE FOR ANDERSON HARP’S RETRIBUTION
“I seldom come across a thriller as authentic and well-written as Retribution. Andy Harp brings his considerable
military expertise to a global plot that’s exciting, timely, and believable. His characters are exceptionally welldrawn
and convincing. If you like Tom Clancy’s work, you’ll love Retribution. . . to say that I’m impressed is an
understatement.”– David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of The Protector
“Tense and authentic—reading this book is like living a real-life mission.”– Lee Child
“Want to see what the military’s really like? Harp knows his stuff. Retribution proves that the scariest story is
the true story. Here’s the real intelligence operation.” – Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of The Fifth Assassin
“Tom Clancy at his finest!”
(New York Times bestselling author James Rollins)
An Excerpt from Born of War
William Parker’s hands were covered in blood.
It will wash off, he told himself, half asleep.
He stared at his hands in the dim light and knew it wasn’t true. This was the kind of blood that woke him up in the middle of the night that pulled him out of bed soaked in sweat.
Parker had been raised on hunting. A deer shot on a cold November morning bled, but that blood washed off easily. The deer didn’t deserve to die. It didn’t have a name, but it did have a purpose. It provided food.
“Neither wound nor kill for no reason,” his father had said.
William Parker’s father had been killed aboard Pan Am flight 103. Taken by a terrorist’s bomb. The men who’d killed him deserved to die. Their blood washed off.
His new wife of only a few days had been killed when a maniac drove his car into a crowd. Another easy kill whose blood would wash off.
And there were so many others…. like the ones who’d taken his father and wife. The men who believed the innocent should die for some strange, irrational reason. The monster that somewhere, in its past, crossed the line. The quiet student in the back who used a line out of a religious text to authorized the slaughter of hundreds. Thousands. The one who initiated a search on the Internet for fertilizer and bomb-making materials.
What is his name? William Parker looked at his hands again. The blood was gone. It was dawn.
Somewhere, not far away, lurked a monster that sought to bloody its own hands. For now, it remained nameless. It waited, lurking, seeking its fame. It rose from the same bottomless muck. It would do whatever it took to kill for no purpose.
His bedroom remained cold in the summer only by virtue of its dark shades and air conditioning. By late afternoon, the heat would brew up black cells of storms painted red on the radar. The storm cells would churn up winds that could cut through neighborhoods like some horrific chainsaw.
Someone who will deserve to die is out there. He sat up in bed. The house was silent.
A red cell like the ones on the weather map when a bad storm’s coming. He felt it.
William Parker didn’t know where.
But it was coming.
More Praise for Retribution
“Tense and authentic—reading this book is like living a real-life mission.”
“A stunner…reminds me of Tom Clancy at his finest.”
“Want to see what the military’s really like? Harp knows his stuff. Retribution proves that the scariest story is the true story. Here’s the real intelligence operation.”
“Retribution is just outstanding.”
RETRIBUTION by Andy Harp is a fast-paced, suspenseful thriller loaded with vivid characters and backed by a depth of military knowledge. Top gun!
“Andy Harp’s RETRIBUTION is a stunner: a blow to the gut and shot of adrenaline. Here is a novel written with authentic authority and bears shocking relevance to the dangers of today. It reminds me of Tom Clancy at his finest. Put this novel on your must-read list–anything by Harp is now on mine.”
“Andy Harp brings his considerable military expertise to a global plot that’s exciting, timely, and believable. His characters are exceptionally well-drawn and convincing. If you like Tom Clancy’s work, you’ll love ‘Retribution.’”