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The Day Before Midnight: A Novel

Authors: Hunter, Stephen
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC030000, FIC050000, FIC031090
ISBN: 9780307573322, Related ISBNs: 030757332X, 0553053272, 0553282352, 0553452118, 0553701843
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 432,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: “A breathtaking, fascinating look at what could happen—given the possibility of an atomic ‘given.’ A wrap-up you'll never forget.”—Robert Ludlum

The countdown begins when welder Jack Hummel is abducted from his suburban Maryland home ans whisked to the South Mountain MX missile site—a top-secret nuclear complex now taken over by paramilitary terrorists.

All that stands between the Uzi-armed commandos and the launch button is a half-ton titanium block. They want Jack Hummel to cut through it—so they can unleash a devastatingly brilliant plot that threatens global disaster.

Now a Delta Force veteran and a think-tank defense wizard must get inside South Mountain—by defeating their own super-security systems and a darkly ingenious enemy leader . . . 

. . . while Jack Hummel's torch burns closer and closer to the launch key . . . while the clock ticks closer to midnight—and Armageddon.

Praise for The Day Before Midnight

“Rockets toward a shattering climax like an incoming missile.”—Stephen Coonts, author of Flight of the Intruder and Final Flight

“Nonstop action and mounting tension.”The New York Times Book Review

“Slam-bang action and relentless suspense.”The Washington Post

“The novel crackles and jolts.”Chicago Tribune

“The one to beat this year in the nail-biter class . . . an edge-of-the-seat doomsday countdown thriller.”Daily News, New York
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