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Gordon McAllister never wanted to be a hero. At least not one who ever got any outward recognition. An executive recruiter by day, McAllister’s other job comes with a code name, ZEBRA, the leader of a team of elite assassins who report to only one man: the President of the United States. But he’s been inactive for years, perfectly content to spend his time finding CEOs andGordon McAllister never wanted to be a hero. At least not one who ever got any outward recognition. An executive recruiter by day, McAllister’s other job comes with a code name, ZEBRA, the leader of a team of elite assassins who report to only one man: the President of the United States. But he’s been inactive for years, perfectly content to spend his time finding CEOs and VPs for Fortune 500 companies. Now, as members of his team are murdered in seemingly unrelated incidents and multiple terror attacks savage civilian targets throughout the country, McAllister realizes it’s time once again to screw on the silencer and get back to work. He must reactivate himself and hunt down the man who is behind it all. The one who will do whatever it takes to steal the power he craves. And tear the nation to shreds to get it....

Title : Absolute Authority
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ISBN : 9781468054804
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Number of Pages : 340 Pages
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Absolute Authority Reviews

  • Karen
    2019-04-30 06:02

    ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY DAVID WORKMANDavid Workmans tale of an assassin for hire is a force to be reckoned with. Gordon McCallister is an executive recruiter when not taking out the riffraff at the request of the US President. All of his team members have been disposed of and an unknown force is on his tail. Once again under the presidents employ; he and a small band of computer geeks along with the FBI attempt to stop a coup of his own government by a surprising party.This is edge of your seat reading that compares with Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum. Wall to wall suspense is the order of the day if you enjoy nail biting thrillers. Highly recommended by this reviewer and gets 5 stairs.

  • Fran
    2019-04-29 00:28

    Absolute Authority:David WorkmanA clandestine operation in the middle of the night finds several black-hooded men placed behind some crates hoping to catch their preys. But, as each member checks his weapons, defines his position and strains to try and see what was hidden in the darkness little did they know what the end result would be. One figure on the starboard bow of the boat they boarded would ignite a carnage so terrible no one would see it coming. Talon Team 6 Leader sounding off, watching the target move and as each target was picked off no one saw the one thing that would end it all. An operation in 1988 that set off an explosion that would kill many. Thinking that they had taken out the entire enemy the last thing they expected was the loud boom to follow. Flashing forward to the present we meet one man that would set in motion a plan so diabolical and deadly it would rock the world. One by one several unsuspecting people are brutally murdered. Linked to the President of the United States and a team of elite assassins, one man, Gordon McAllister has been left standing. An executive recruiter by profession dealing with major corporations and heads of Fortune 500 companies, Gordon McAllister, code name Zebra, reporting only to the President of the United States learns that someone knows he and his team exists. Eliminating three members and aiming for him next, a note delivered would provide the warning that he was next. Max Preston is dangerous. Coded messages and one click of the mouse and the world would rock. Imagine going to the mall and hoping to shop but being blown to bits instead. One man pretending to be a lost and absent minded shopper plants a bomb in a strategic place taking out and trapping everyone in the elevator and causing 100’s of injuries in the wake of the explosion. Throughout the United States several malls were hit. Three members of his team killed. Just how does this fit together and why did the President create a team of assassins to kill for him. Max Preston was wallowing in glory at his handiwork. Listening to the news and watching the cameras flash the pictures of the carnage he created brought a smile to his sinister face. A phone call would reconfirm his success as he and his assistant enjoyed the glory and celebrate his success. Contacts in place and hoping to focus in on the killer’s identity with the help of a man named Willard Stanford, McAllister views the carnage, sees the face of the man responsible and hopes the team sent to raid his house is successful. Hidden and clothed in black the elusive team enters the house of the killer and what they find and the end result does not bring them any closer to finding out who is behind these mass murders.But, Molly Hindan contacts McAllister and his whole world, thought to be a closed book is now wide open and the identity of his team revealed as she explains her link to one of the murder victims, identifies him as part of the assassin team code name Zebra and hopes to learn more about why her fiancé was murdered. Together she and McAllister hope to pool their resources and information to find the answers to these murders and how someone found out about Zebra. Dinner proved interesting and the conversation had just moved into another room when a sniper shot through his window hoping to take out Gordon. But, the end result would reveal to Molly just who Peter really was, his true job and the reason why he was targeted and killed. But, there is much more as the author reveals to the reader and to Molly the history behind the many terrorist groups, the restrictions placed on the CIA and the reason why Reagan all the way back in the 80’s realized a need for Zebra. As Molly learns more about Peter and what his role was in this organization more questions related to her attack and his murder are asked and the question still rings out as to why she was left alive. As Max Preston inspects a Russian plane the truth behind its mission is revealed to the reader. A nuclear power station is about to be attacked as one of several targets on his list. Just why has not been revealed but as Willard and Gordon reveal to Molly the truth behind Peter’s job, how they met and what exactly he really did you learn more about who might be behind the murders but not why. The cover-ups are huge and the chain of events that has yet to come will shake more than just the nuclear plant that was attacked as author David Workman takes the reader inside the mind of someone diabolical. But, just when the reader thinks he/she knows all of the players you realize that the person behind these attacks is the one person you would never suspect. Just how this links together you won’t believe as Molly might have been an oversight before but not anymore. Why would this mission and these deaths be linked to the National Security of the country? As Preston recounts his time in an Iraqi prison we being to learn more about this man and his missions and his link to the government. But not everyone was who they appeared to be deceits ran high and betrayals even higher before the final explosion takes place. Lena Miller is smart and quite cunning. Working with Max was a cover. Finding Gordon and enlightening him to the truth behind the murders, who orchestrated them and what really happened to the members of his missing team hopefully break things opened. What she reveals would he believe? The links to the Department of Homeland Security will explain how she met Max but the reasons she chose to reveal the information to Gordon makes the reader wonder just who in the government can be trusted and who cant’. Why would the government want to create the illusion of terrorist attacks on our own soil? Why blow up a nuclear plant? How could this ensure National Security? Just how far up does this go and remember Gordon reports to only one man whose Absolute Authority should reign. Just how high up in the government does this go and just where do all the players fit in? Why doesn’t Lena trust the people she worked for and what exactly is on that flash drive she managed to get from Max’s laptop and emails? When Gordon contacts Stanford something seems off as former operatives were killed and secondary targets were being exposed and his friend was in trouble but would he get there before it was too late? Enter FBI analyst Allison Crenshaw whose report to the President will enlighten the reader to the gravity of the situation and who is involved. The author flashes back to 1985 to give the reader a brief history of where this all began but that you won’t get from me you need to read it for yourself and take the journey along with McAllister, Molly, Lena and one computer geek named Martin who can hack anything and find out more than you would want him to about you or me. This is one great book that you will not put down once you start it. When the pieces of the puzzle are put together and the players are all revealed you will not believe who is behind the plot, why and the end result they hoped for. Just how did this all end and will the next bomb get its target? Where is it aimed and will Gordon be able to stop the chain of events set in motion by one man who wanted it all? Who lives, who dies and who survives and who will remain the Absolute Authority? Author David Workman has created a character in Gordon McAllister that we hope he brings back again. Well defined characters, plot twists that you won’t ever see coming and extensive research done to create a plot linking the past, the present and what some hoped would be the future. Fran Lewis: reviewerThis book gets: FIVE ZEBRAS

  • Jean Poulos
    2019-05-18 01:26

    This is Workman’s first novel and what a start it is. Gordon McAllister’s code name is ZEBRA; he is the leader of a team of elite assassins who report only to the President of the United States.Workman is a great storyteller. The plot has many twists and turns, the suspense is palatable. The pace is fast, the book kept me on the edge of my seat to the end. Workman has developed his characters in a realistic manner. I am amazed at the quality of the writing and story for a first novel. I hope Workman will be able to continue the quality with his future books. Steve Williams did a good job narrating the book.

  • Jason Cross
    2019-05-18 07:03

    This is an excellent action/adventure story. A real page turner. The main character – Gordon McAllister – is an awesome hero – Bond & Bourne should stay out of his way. The story is solid and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I sure do pray that author David Workman plans to create more adventures with Mr. McAllister because I am fan.

  • Robin Tidwell
    2019-05-25 08:21

    Very intense, action-packed thriller. Complicated plot moves quickly and easily to a somewhat unexpeced conclusion...very well-written!

  • Sandra Carrington-Smith
    2019-05-15 00:06

    For someone who loves to read, there is no better treat than to stumble into a breathtaking plot impeccably delivered. Absolute Authority is just that, plain and simple – a spellbinding tale ripe with so many twists and turns that I couldn’t wait to turn the page to see what would happen next. For the record, I don’t usually read spy thrillers, but there was something so compelling about the cover that I felt drawn to it immediately. I never regretted it. This book is so well written and suspenseful that Tom Clancy himself would be impressed by it, and the writing style is so clean and rich with visual expressions that it creates its own literary symphony. To my knowledge, this is the first novel Workman has released, but I certainly hope it won’t be his last. A page-turner, the ending of which will leave you speechless and begging for more.

  • Patti
    2019-05-17 03:26

    This was book I received in a Goodreads giveaway.When Gordon McAllister is called upon to fulfill his obligations in his second job as a professional hitman for the US Government, it leads him to wonder exactly who are the good guys and who are the bad. His boss, the President of the United States, is even on his list of "who do I trust" ?Very exciting story combining threats of yesterday's Cold War and todays threat of terrorism on American soil.

  • Braxton DeGarmo
    2019-05-16 01:02

    The story is well constructed and easily pulls the reader in for a fast-paced read. I would have given it a 4-star rating, however, there were numerous "issues" that a good copy editor would have found (places where it switches tense: past to present, typos, a character with her name spelled 2 ways, and more). Also, the characters could have been developed a bit more (a point that would be more important if this book was intended to start a series). Overall, despite the lack of copy editing, it was an enjoyable read and I'd recommend it.

  • Peter Charleston
    2019-05-24 02:05

    An amazing plot! David Workman takes us on an adventure that is truly believable. The characters are well portrayed throughout this action packed thriller. Surprises continue to arise as you turn to the next page. Well worth reading. Thanks David Workman and Goodreads for providing me the opportunity to read and review this entertaining book. I may only hope Mr. Workman continues to produce other works of fiction. May ZEBRA strike once again?

  • robert l smith
    2019-05-21 04:05

    Good political thriller. Some characters need more strength. Mostly considered a good political thriller. Looking to his next novel. Because I know the author, it helped to keep a proper perspective.

  • David Workman
    2019-04-25 05:08