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The Towers (Dan Lenson #13)

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  93 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
On the morning of September 11th, 2001, Commander Dan Lenson is visiting the Pentagon while his wife is at a job interview at the World Trade Center. In the terrifying moments that follow, their lives are changed forever. Our nation is under seige. And, as the whole world watches the towers fall, the search for Bin Laden begins…

With blow-by-blow descriptions, [The Towers]
ebook, 320 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by St. Martin's Press (first published August 2011)
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May 16, 2014 D.w. rated it really liked it
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Dan Lenson, our modern day Naval hero, comes back again.

At first the story is contrived. Very much so, and for this I fault Poyer who has spent the years weaving our modern day navy responding to fictitious events on the worlds stage. He has a great ability to do this and instead focused the first 20% of the tale with reality that is flawed in that he has Dan and Blair both involved in the 9/11 attacks.

One perhaps, but both? In any event Dan is tasked with Naval response again at first in a be
Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, Navy Commander Dan Lenson, having just been passed over for promotion to Captain, is heading for an interview at the Pentagon, expecting that it will essentially be the end of his military career. At the same time his wife Blair Titus, a former Under-Secretary of Defense, is flying to New York City for an interview at the World Trade Center. Each is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time when the terrorists fly their planes into the Pentagon and W ...more
David Rubin
Sep 14, 2012 David Rubin rated it really liked it
I am a great fan of David Poyer and his Dan Lenson naval novels. "The Towers" is a bit different than the rest. Poyer places Dan Lenson and his wife in the very heart of the terrorist attacks and Lenson himself as part of the retaliation against the terrorists in Afghanistan. But, Commander Lenson's story occupies only about a third of the book, the other two-thirds involve two other main characters and their roles in the anti-terrorist strikes. The most compelling of these stories revolves arou ...more
Kenneth Flusche
Feb 01, 2015 Kenneth Flusche rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tough book to rate: It'a not a manly-man book in fact it lacks the fast paced action of a manly-man book. It's still too freshto be a historical fiction book. Brought back lots of memories, but is lacking in some of the emotions A must read for any Poyer fan but not good memory lane books like early Lenson novels nor manly-man like later Lenson novels
Mar 10, 2014 Peter rated it it was ok
The pages on the World Trade Center and Pentagon are gripping. Then Poyer seems to be out of his element describing SEAL ops.
Craig Pearson
May 26, 2015 Craig Pearson rated it liked it
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Good read for the early events in Afghanistan but not up to the expected standards of David Poyer. This book had nothing to do with the Navy, well written but could have been a stand alone novel.
Sep 23, 2011 Larry rated it liked it
There are a number of Dan Lenson books 912 or 13). The series takes him from a young naval officer to a highly-decorated but undervalued Commander on the brink of retirement. This book's action centers on the obvious towers of the World Trade Center (his wife, Blair Titus, is badly injured at the site) and the Pentagon (where Lenson is damaged while helping others to escape). The result of the terroristic attack gives Lenson's career a new lease on life (and invigorates Navy Seal Tedd Oldberg's ...more
Nov 19, 2011 Marianne rated it it was amazing
Gosh, this guy is a good author! He captures war, and politics, and those who fight with profound realism. And the frustrations of the beauracacy which hampers those on the front lines of battle.
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Poor 1 4 May 14, 2012 03:59PM  
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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