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Balance of Power    by James W. Huston order for
Balance of Power
by James W. Huston
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Harper, 2009 (1999)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

James Huston's forte has become military thrillers that explore the boundaries of covert operations, renegade soldiers and the challenges to the traditional political structure.

When a pacifist U.S. President does little to deal with the hijacking of an American cargo ship and the slaughter of its crew, Congress, led by a wrathful Speaker of the House, decides to punish the transgressors.

With a rogue battle group heading towards the hijacked ship, the politicos try to rationalize the military action by pointing to a little known provision of the country's Constitution that could be used to wrest power away from the White House.

There's more at stake here than just meting out retribution to some South Sea pirates; the Constitutional crisis at hand could plunge the country into a civil war.

Plucked in part from today's headlines, Balance of Power will have the reader teetering on the edge of his chair as he races through this totally captivating novel.

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