A retired Navy captain pens a fast paced military thriller about two brothers who have made their share of political faux pas and yet are chosen to lead a delicate, high level operation to thwart a chemical weapons attack A first novel Reprint....
|Publisher||:||Pocket January 30, 2001|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
|File Size||:||682 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Circle William Reviews
A real page turner. Although 16 years old it gives insight as to how there could have been 9/11. Kindle makes it easy! It was a re-read for me.
Superb writing and high drama by Bill Harlow. A must read!
The book was a page turner from the start. After the first chapter I couldn't put it down. I am one who tries to figure where the plot is going but this one just kept me turning the page so to speak!
Circle William is a thoroughly enjoyable read, technically gripping with a plot that is at times chillingly prescient.
I bought this book hoping for something along the lines of Tom Clancy. What I got was better. While Mr. Clancy has admittedly never been in the navy, and seems to get around that by sometimes excessive technical discussions, Capt Harlow needs no such artifice. We are introduced to the technology only on the level to which we require for the story. The characters, while they may seem outlandish, are very true to life. In fact, as a police officer in NYC, and having helped many sailors out of scrapes during Fleet Week, I can say that the liberty sequences, even though they seem outlandish, are dead on.
This was a surprisingly well-plotted, fast-paced and realistic story involving terrorist threats by Moammar Gadhafi. Two brothers, Bill Schmidt, a navy commander and Jim Schmidt, a presidential press secretary, become intricately involved in uncovering and preventing a potentially tragic threat to national security. The Libyian plan to use chemical weapons is accidentally discovered while secretly monitoring phone calls. The plan cannot be revealed however, without also revealing the source and method of obtaining the information.
I came across this book while researching the "competition" for my upcoming novel. Circle Williams shines like a diamond amidst the coals in the category of the military thriller. Harlow's characters are believable and realistic--especially the details about Churchill's XO; if he were a woman and in the medical field, he could very well be my husband's division officer!
In 1999, I bought this book with a battleship on the cover written by a Navy man & gave it a chance. I'm so glad I did. It kept me laughing through the whole book. The book has turned yellow with age, the spine is broken, and several pages dog-eared. BH wrote a keeper. I just want to know - will there be another novel? The non-fiction may be interesting, but they are not my style.