Balance of Power

A Novel

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  • 0061803197
  • 9780061703201
  • 9780061803192
  • 9780060582043
  • 9780060582036
  • 9780060768355

Off the coast of Indonesia, an American cargo ship has been seized by terrorists, its captain kidnapped and its crew mercilessly slaughtered. In Washington, a peace-loving President's refusal to punish the transgressors has enraged the sitting Congress, led by a wrathful Speaker of the House.

An ambitious young congressional assistant, Jim Dillon has discovered a time bomb hidden away in America's Constitution—a provision that could be used to wrest power from the Chief Executive, a long-forgotten law that could incite a devastating constitutional crisis . . . and plunge the country into chaos.

Now, as a battle group steams toward a fateful confrontation in the Java Sea—commissioned by Congress and opposed by the President—Dillon finds himself in the center of a firestorm that rages from the highest court in the land to the killing fields half a world away. Suddenly there is much more at stake than the life of a single surviving hostage and a superpower's military credibility—as a great nation prepares for war . . . against itself.

  • HarperCollins; March 2009
  • ISBN 9780060582043
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  • Title: Balance of Power
  • Author: James W. Huston
  • Imprint: HarperCollins e-books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0061803197
  • 9780061703201
  • 9780061803192
  • 9780060582043
  • 9780060582036
  • 9780060768355
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0061803197
  • 9780061703201
  • 9780061803192
  • 9780060582043
  • 9780060582036
  • 9780060768355