In the pitch-black cargo hole of the Pakistani airline freighter crossing the Atlantic, a wooden crate filled with levers for a weaving machine also had another object buried inside. If it makes it to its delivery point, an American city would become uninhabitable for a century. In this chilling thriller, Retribution is more than the story of a deep-cover mission to stop a terrorist with a core stolen from an Islamabad nuclear weapon. Here, the operative does much more to flush out the target than a hunt and chase. He becomes a carrier of a highly contagious strain of a deadly disease. In this oh so authentic story, author Andy Harp draws upon his experiences as a Marine who has served across the globe to create a uniquely real novel filled with breakneck thrills and plot twists. With action that flies from New York to London, from Peshawar deep into the mountains of the Hindu Kush, and from Islamabad to Chicago, Retribution weaves political conspiracy and a perilous, intelligence operation, hi-tech military technology and deadly current events, all with the crucible of a determined Jason Bourne like character in conflict with just as determined a killer, into a classic “mission” thriller that delivers the kind of nail-biting suspense, realism and a kicker surprise at the end that is in the style of Ludlum, and the best of Thor and Flynn. The story is engrossing, the hero is remarkable, and the personal cost he pays for both his survival and success changes the man.
About The Author
ANDY HARP is the author of international thrillers that have been compared to “Tom Clancy at his finest!” (New York Times bestselling author James Rollins).
His military experience informs his fiction, earning him high praise (“authentic … exciting … timely … believable” (New York Times bestselling author David Morrell, creator of John Rambo).
Andy’s “breakneck pacing” and suspense satisfy “even the most demanding reader” (New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston).
His fans rave that his “keenly insightful military thriller compares to Robert Ludlum’s trilogy about CIA assassin Jason Bourne” (www.militarywriters.com).
Andy has served the United States Marine Corps in many capacities, from artillery to teaching mountain warfare and arctic survival. Harp’s military work has taken him from the Arctic Circle and Fort Greely, Alaska, (where a typical day reaches 44 below zero), to the Persian Gulf, Central America, Europe, South Korea, and the Pentagon. As an office in the Marine Corps Reserve, he was mobilized for Operation Enduring Freedom and served with MarCent’s Crisis Action Team.
He has attended the Iowa Writers Workshop’s Summer Festival on many occasions, and is presently completing a Masters in Fine Arts in literary fiction. He has also taught writing at workshops and published works in the medical field.
Andy was the spearhead for the International Thriller Writer’s acclaimed “Operation Thriller.” Harp chaired and participated in the first USO author’s tour in its seventy-year history, which took fellow thriller writers and Andy to meet troops Iraq and Kuwait. He has been invited on Tour III as well.
Andy Harp’s next novel, Retribution, will be published in fall, 2012. It follows Andy’s continuing lead character William Parker in a deep-cover mission that spans across the globe.
Much like his fictional hero Parker, Andy is a pilot, has skied in Aspen, Kitzbuhel, and Killington, run marathons, climbed Mount Fuji, scuba-dived wrecks, and hunted in South America. He was a national-level runner in college at American University.
Harp lives in Columbus, Georgia, home of Fort Benning. He and his wife, Jane have four children.