"...If you want to get any closer to the battle lines on the War on Terrorism — enlist!" - Colonel S.F. Baker, U.S. Army Commander Task Force 5-16, Operation Desert Storm
This fast-paced suspense series about Iraq war hero Nolen Martin and stockbroker Maida Collins, stretches from California gold mines, to Washington D.C. senate offices, and to terrorists threatening nuclear blackmail of the United States of America.
Nolen's family and relationship with Maida are battered and challenged as they attempt to outwit a powerful international mining conglomerate, disloyal partners, and the Japanese Mafia. All determined to take control of their gold vein and destroy the life they've created.
Through it all Nolen's courage and character catch public interest and he's elected as an independent to the U.S. Senate.
In Washington D.C. he applies his count-terrorism experience to help America hunt down the son of Osama bin Laden who is threatening the world with stolen nuclear capabilities.
In the midst of all the chaos Senator Martin is branded a traitor for negotiating with the terrorists. But he can't tell the public he is working with the President on a secret stopgap missile defense strategy and with the FBI to find the deadly weapons – by any and all means necessary.
But Maida and Nolen are fighting a second battle at home. Time is running out for their baby girl as they struggle to get answers to the unknown syndrome affecting their child.
This is a compilation of Ed's first three full-length action, suspense, and counter-terrorism thrillers. Over 1000 pages Ed's Gold Lust Series:
Gold Lust's awards include: Winner: Best New Fiction in the USA - Winner National Publishers Freedom Award
Gold Raid's awards include: Winner: Best Action-Adventure Thriller - San Francisco Bay Area Independent Publishers Association's Award
Gold Fire is written from insider's view of National Missile Defense. It is as chilling as news headlines about the ongoing U.S.-- North Korean ballistic missile standoff.
About the Author
National award winning author Ed Mitchell, was a foster child who later graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He went on to be an Airborne Infantry Ranger, a RAND Corporation Fellow, an aerospace systems engineer, and a community activist fighting to protect water resources in California. Along the way Lieutenant Colonel Mitchell became a national award-winning author by weaving his real-world experiences from foxhole to space into his Gold Lust series of contemporary adventure/thrillers.
He served in Airborne, Air Cavalry, Armor, and Mechanized Infantry units, including guarding the DMZ in Korea and protecting nuclear weapons. Prior to the 1st war in Iraq, as the Space-Ground Combat Analyst for U.S. Joint Space Command, Ed fought that war in a simulator and analyzed the results for the command. Additionally, he spent years working National Missile Defense and Homeland Security research and development. Ed helped develop the prototype command launch center for the Army’s Strategic Missile Defense units now in Alaska and California. Later, as a civilian Payload Integration Manager, he helped develop and test NMD kill vehicles for Lockheed Martin and Boeing. As a writer, he is proud of being a charter-founding member of the International Thriller Writers Organization.
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