Okay, I’ll admit I listened to Patrick Millikin’s introduction of Brigadier General A.J. Tata, and did catch one point that wouldn’t mean as much to others. Tata and I both have Master’s Degrees from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. But, Tata is much more of an overachiever than I am. He appeared at The Poisoned Pen to talk about his new book, Total Empire. There are signed copies available in the Webstore. https://store.poisonedpen.com/item/pAG4rDFNcoyfteRI7IEoIQ
Here’s the summary of Total Empire.
General Garrett Sinclair undertakes a rogue mission in the Sahara Desert to thwart an international nuclear threat in Total Empire, an explosive thriller from A. J. Tata.
When Sergeant Major Sylvester “Sly” Morgan is killed on a mission, his daughter, Zoey, tells General Garrett Sinclair that her father’s death wasn’t random. Morgan had recorded a high-level meeting between Chinese, American, and French diplomats as they spoke about a plan for a new global government.
The “Chinese-U.S. Partnership”, or CUSP, intends to combine the world’s two largest economies and militaries to usher in a new era of partnership and leadership. But China’s offer has a deadline and penalties for noncompliance. As a safeguard, China has five high-tech hypersonic glide vehicles armed with nuclear weapons orbiting the earth ready to strike. When Zoey disappears in Africa, seemingly while in pursuit of her father’s killer, Sinclair and Dagger Team are caught off-guard as they scramble to catch up.
Without authorization or support from his government, Sinclair takes his team into the maw of the Saharan death pit, the Eye of Africa. In what will prove to be his most dangerous mission yet, Sinclair must overcome tremendous odds, with the threat of nuclear Armageddon hanging in the balance.
A. J. TATA, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Retired), most recently performed the duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in the Pentagon. He also commanded combat units in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and the 10th Mountain Division. His last combat tour was in Afghanistan in 2007 where he earned the Combat Action Badge and Bronze Star Medal. He is the author of numerous national bestselling novels, including books from The Captain Jake Mahegan and Threat Series. He was the National Security Expert for One America News Network and a frequent foreign policy guest commentator on Fox News and CNN.
Enjoy A.J. Tata’s discussion of his book, and the background.