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Len McDougall

The Mackinac Incident: A Thriller

Published by Skyhorse Publishing
August 01, 2013
ISBN: ISBN-10: 1620876329
THE MACKINAC INCIDENT: A thrilling new novel from veteran author Len McDougall. Publication Date: August 1, 2013.rnrn A veteran survival instructor’s skills are put to the ultimate test when he is confronted by a team of murderous al-Qaeda-trained terrorists hell-bent on destruction.rn In the north Atlantic, fifteen miles off the coast of New Brunswick, Canada, a Soviet-era diesel submarine off-loads four men before being intercepted and sunk by a U.S. Navy hunter-killer sub patrolling the area. The men make up a team of al-Qaeda-trained specialists skilled in the black arts of terrorist warfare, and they're headed by a sadistic psychopath who has billions of dollars in oil money with which to indulge his murderous fantasies. If their plan succeeds, it will cost the lives of thousands of Americans.rn Only Rod Elliot, a reclusive, aging ex-con turned survival expert, stands between them and one of the most devastating plots ever hatched by the deviated mind of a killer: to blow up the five-mile-long Mackinaw Bridge and detonate enough plutonium to contaminate the area with radiation for decades. When a murderous encounter with the bomb-toting terrorists occurs during a survival class deep in the woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Elliot finds himself in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with no alternative but to go head-to-head with these ruthless killers. Rod Elliot may be the only person who in a position to stop them. But our reluctant hero is outnumbered, outgunned, and in way over his head. rn Due to Elliot’s checkered past, law local enforcement officials arbitrarily blame him for the terrible crimes that are committed by the terrorists over the next few days. Only one cop, a seasoned FBI agent named Colyer, thinks there is more here than meets the eye. Colyer believes that Elliot is innocent and he's willing to prove it. But local cops consider him an outsider, so he's operating mostly alone, with no help. Can Special Agent Colyer connect the pieces of this elaborate puzzle and catch up to Elliot and the terrorists before it's too late?rnrn About the author: Fans of the outdoors are familiar with the books, magazine articles, and beautiful photography of Len McDougall. A veteran survival instructor, magazine writer, author of more than a dozen nonfiction books about the great outdoors, and himself given up for dead in the winter woods on two occasions, this is McDougall's first novel. His expertise and knowledge of the backwoods are evident on every page, and the many adventures of his own life are interwoven expertly into every aspect of this very believable story.
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