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The Threat (Dan Lenson #9)

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Medal of Honor recipient Dan Lenson has just been assigned to the White House military staff--a dubious honor, serving a president the Joint Chiefs hate more than any other in modern history. His new concern is counternarcotics, and soon Lenson uncovers a troubling plot that involves a ruthless drug cartel, an assault on a nuclear power plant in Mexico, Islamic terrorists, ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 31st 2007 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 2006)
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Jon Ellis
Nov 28, 2016 Jon Ellis rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the story. Not as good as the first of this series that I read. Had an interesting twist at the end.
Linden
Nov 27, 2015 Linden rated it it was ok

Naval officer Dan Lenson joins the National Security Council in Washington D.C. Lenson, however, has a past that makes him vulnerable to self-doubt from the loss of people under his command to a nuclear weapon. Though his vulnerability makes him a seemingly weak link in an assassination plot against the president, it also makes him likelier to discover it.

While the plot was cleverly constructed, there were two things that didn't work for me. First, it surprised me that the assassination was enac
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David Rubin
Feb 17, 2013 David Rubin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
David Poyer is one of my favorite writers. Dan Lenson is the primary protagonist in this naval series and he is a fascinating, troubled character representing at the same time an ideal, intelligent and highly competent naval officer and an alcoholic, self-doubting man always on the edge of either leaving the Navy or getting killed in heroic action.

In the course of this series of novels we readers learn about small naval craft -- frigates and destroyers; naval missile; foreign intrigue; and, in t
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Bettie
Jan 28, 2016 Bettie rated it liked it
I had skipped this one in my Dan Lenson addiction because it was not seaborne. But I went back to it. It was a very useful interval as far as the ongoing biography of our hero is concerned, and reasonably interesting in revealing behind-the-scenes stuff about the White House, et al. But I was glad when I had finished it. That's not been the case with any of the other Dan Lenson books.
Ed
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Shelves: military, action, thriller
#8 in the Dan Lenson series.

Commander Dan Lenson is assigned to the NSCs Drug Interdiction unit. After overstepping his bounds in thwarting an attack co-ordinated by drug dealers and Islamic terrorists, he is punished by being assigned as a military aide to a President he loathes and who he is led to suspect is sleeping with his wife.
Marianne
Feb 02, 2011 Marianne rated it it was amazing
OMIG! This book is so today!! I am more impressed with Poyer's writing.
At first, it was a little difficult to get into because of the technical stuff, but I kept at it and was rewarded with a contemporary plot that could have been taken out of today's news.
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The threat always comes from the unexpected ...
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Aka D.C. Poyer.

DAVID CHARLES 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 Atlan
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