Russian General Petrov sells four decaying from age nuclear
warheads for two million American dollars to Islamic
terrorist Ashruf, known more often as infidel killer Frouq
al-Zuair. Anna "Modin" Mickhailova observes the sale and
later notifies her boss Russian spy chief Janos Ilin about
it. Ilin informs retired Rear Admiral Jake Grafton about
the sale and that the four warheads are heading to
America. Grafton briefs the President.
The Greek freighter carrying the warheads vanishes while a
terrorist cell in Florida waits for further instructions.
Meanwhile Jake ignores the ranting of the absurd
bureaucracy demanding he follow the rules (and a few laws
too) when he orders the military and Coast Guard to use
radiation detectors at the East Coast ports of entry. He
knows the consequences if he fails to catch the terrorists
before they disembark.
LIBERTY is an action packed thriller that is at its best
when it focuses on either of the testy testosterone twins
Frouq or Jake. A subplot involving an irate maniacal
Vietnamese seems inane and the stereotyping of the
government agencies as inept seems too easy and trite.
Still fans of complex multiple sub-plots will appreciate
this high-octane tale.