Houston, TX (PressExposure) October 13, 2008 -- Sudden Threat is the premiere novel of A.J. Tata's 'Threat' series, which has been called "Riveting entertainment at its best" by the Military Writers Society of America,and named, "One of my must read authors," by New York Times bestselling writer, Brad Thor.
Tony Tata is a West Point and Harvard educated Brigadier General in the U.S. Army. Master paratrooper, ranger qualified, Combat Action Badge and Bronze Star are just some of Tata's bona fides that make Sudden Threat an authentic military thriller from an author who has personally "walked the talk." Sudden Threat is the prequel to Rogue Threat, the second book in the series, which was previously published on a limited basis under the pseudonym Aiden Rocke, and which received rave reviews and won runner-up honors in the Hollywood Book Festival. Military Writers Society of America heaped high praise on Tata's writing style as "packed with adrenaline and action." Sudden Threat is a riveting, suspense-filled, political-military thriller.
Sudden Threat is the story of two brothers, Matt and Zachary Garrett, CIA paramilitary operative and U.S. Army officer respectively, who get caught in the crossfire of competing Beltway conspiracies. Matt is abruptly re-routed to an obscure assignment in China and the Philippines just as he was about to close in on al Qaeda senior leadership in Pakistan. Later, sifting through the wreckage of a C-130 aircraft in the Philippine jungle and finding a dead Special Forces paratrooper, Matt is forced to question why he was placed on the edge of the global war on terror. As he is pursued by Muslim insurgents, he stumbles upon a weapons factory guarded by Japanese soldiers in Mindanao's uncharted rain forests. At the same time, and unknown to Matt, his brother's infantry company is deployed to guard an ammunition stockpile near Manila. As the two brothers fight their elusive enemies overseas, they do not realize they are pawns in a game of chess played by a powerful band of men inside the DC Beltway trying desperately to forestall the Iraq invasion while keeping the country focused on the fight against Islamic terrorism. The beautiful Meredith Morris challenges the conspirators, but events take a lethal turn when a member of the Beltway group decides to go solo.
A. J. Tata's novels, published by Variance Publishing, have already been compared by U.S. News and World Report with the works of Tom Clancy. With top acclaim and praise as "A pulse-pounding, military thriller" coming from Brad Thor, NY Times #1 best-selling author of The Last Patriot, definitely makes A.J. Tata and his 'Threat' series an exciting addition to the Thriller genre.