By David Jacobs
In under twenty-four hours, in a palatial hideaway within the mountains of Colorado, a gaggle of America's strongest industrialists can be amassing for his or her annual summit. the weird disappearance of the entire contributors of an area crackpot cult—and of 2 ATF brokers assigned to maintain a watch on them—may haven't any connection whatever to the approaching high-powered convention. yet with such a lot of company titans grouped jointly in a single position, CTU can't find the money for to take chances.
Sent to enquire, Jack Bauer is straight away plunged right into a maelstrom of treachery, terror, and slaughter as he uncovers clues to a devastating conspiracy that may depart America's such a lot crucial associations in ruins. And now the rogue CTU operative has purely hours to avoid the unthinkable—before the relentlessly coming near near hurricane of blood and hearth rocks his country to its foundations.
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They have been all of the similar e-book. Jack picked one up and tested it. The identify used to be: Whip Them with Scorpions. It was once subtitled, riding the Money-Changers from the Temple. It was once a truly thick publication, a true doorstopper, with plenty of positive print and charts and graphs yet no photographs. Its writer used to be Abelson Prewitt. The again hide displayed a black-and-white photograph of Prewitt. an important, double-domed skull crowned an extended, bony face. a couple of skinny strands of black hair have been plastered throughout his outsized cranium. darkish, purpose eyes glared at the back of thick-lensed black glasses. skinny lips have been tightly compressed. Neal stated dryly, “His magnum opus. Ever learn it? ” Jack acknowledged, “I’m looking forward to the motion picture. You? ” “Part of it. I acquired farther via it than anyone else in my outfit. That’s what makes me the professional. ” “What’s it like? ” “Let me positioned it this fashion: when you imagine humans have a few cracked principles approximately sex—which they do—that’s not anything in comparison to a few of the loopy notions available in the market approximately economics. ” “That undesirable, huh? ” “Prewitt’s like such a lot philosophers cracked or sane, if there are any of the latter. He comes up with a concept that he claims explains why every little thing works how it does higher than the theories of the entire different thinkers who’ve performed an identical factor. They’re all simply chasing their tails round, so far as I’m involved. ” Jack stated, “That makes you a thinker, too. ” The ebook used to be heavy. Jack set it down. He stated, “I take it there’s no love misplaced among Prewitt and the around desk? ” Neal acknowledged, “You can take that to the financial institution. No, greater now not. Prewitt’s now not too proud of the banking process, both. ” The left living room used to be a type of day room. there has been a hearth, a settee, and 2 armchairs. The mantle over the fireside used to be covered with books, each of them a duplicate of Whip Them with Scorpions. A card desk with 3 opened folding chairs grouped round it stood in a nook. The fourth chair caught part in and part out of the body of a big-screen television it were pitched via. The left again room used to be a storeroom for the cult’s guides. One wall had a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf committed completely to copies of Prewitt’s masterwork. Tables have been stacked with copies of Zealot newsletters and pamphlets. the topics mirrored such themes because the iniquity of the Federal Reserve banking approach, the need of returning to the premier, the Wall Street/Washington, D. C. plot to repeal the structure and switch the USA right into a slave country, and diverse world-historical conspiracies via the Illuminati and Freemasonry to rule the realm. the best again room used to be a mixture kitchen and eating room sector. the second one ground used to be reserved for a double set of personal dwelling quarters. Neal stated, “It’s cut up in . One part is Prewitt’s, the opposite belongs to Ingrid Thaler, his second-in-command. ” Prewitt’s rooms have been stark, spare, ascetic, nearly monklike of their spartan simplicity. there has been a replica of his booklet at the bedside evening desk, one other on his writing table and a 3rd on a small bookshelf that still contained copies of Plato’s Republic, the Bible, a whole variation of Shakespeare’s works, a dictionary and glossary.