THE MAHDI'S PATHOGEN - PART 2
The year is 2018, the first female President of the United States has been in office for two years. The Supreme Leader of Iran sees visions and has dreams of the 12th Imam returning to usher in the new Islamic caliphate. His goal is to convert the entire world to Islam, but first he must destroy America and Israel. The Ayatollah sends a team of terrorists to the U.S. for a surprise attack on New York City, Los Angeles and the nation’s Capital with the deadliest anthrax ever manufactured. There is no cure for anyone who comes in contact with the bacteria. The president and most of her Cabinet Members succumb to the anthrax, leaving the brilliant, but oddball, Secretary of Defense Winston Upchurch in charge of the federal government.
The U.S. is then crippled by a second surprise attack by Iran’s new Sourmar-5 cruise missiles which create EMPs above America. The electrical power grid collapses and suddenly 320 million people are immediately thrust into an 1800’s standard of living. The nation’s infrastructure is destroyed…millions of people die. America is in chaos.
Former U.S. Army Ranger Nick Mosby and his family live on a ranch in Wimberley, Texas. He must rescue his daughter who is stranded hundreds of miles away at college from the ensuing mayhem and violence. Does he make it in time to save her and what surprising scenarios does he encounter? Can he defeat the final terrorist cell who threatens to destroy his family and contaminate the largest aquifer in the U.S.? What retaliatory military action does acting President Winston Upchurch take against Iran, from his secret underground bunker?
Part 2 is the climax of a cleverly devised and entertaining international thriller that will leave the reader on the very edge of their seat with excitement. It is interwoven with unique characters, suspense, tension, a unique plot and many surprise twists until the very end. This book is almost impossible to put down and has an eerie prophetic significance, in that it relates to several actual political and military developments happening around the world today.
Reader Reviews From Amazon:
5.0 out of 5 stars
In a terror struck drama unfolds the tenacity of this Texas family.
April 28, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
What a fun detailed read of the future of the US in the face of terror and nuclear attack. The detail is fantastic and following the realism was an exciting adventure.
Good read for a weekend!
May 28, 2016
Great story and well written. It is very believable and makes you want to run out to the store, and stock up "just in case!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Book with realistic detailed scenarios
May 3, 2016
The second book was even more exciting than the first. Definitely a book that you did not want to stop reading. Here is hoping that John West continues to come out with more stories like this. I am especially fond of and can relate to the character of Grandpa Arthur Mosby.