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Peter Newman Books In Order

Publication Order of Peter Newman Books

Mission Compromised (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jericho Sanction (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Assassins (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After Jihad (2010) Description  Book  eBook
Heroes Proved (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

The novels starring Peter Newman are written by Oliver North and Joe Musser and the series is spy fiction. Joe Musser worked with North for the first three novels, but some installments in the series were written just by North. These novels are set decades after the third novel and show a much older Newman. Novels from the series have made it to number one on the New York Times Bestseller list.

Some believe that Peter Newman is based off Oliver North himself. As he too was a Marine and worked for the president for a few years. He also led rescue missions.

Peter Newman is a United States Marine Corps Major and a highly decorated war hero, working in special operations. He is good at his job, which is leading his men into sticky situations, and he enjoys doing it. Newman is 38 years old, graduated from the Naval Academy, and just over six feet tall. He fought in the Gulf War where he received a Navy Cross, and a purple heart. Currently, he works for the White House, for the President..

“Mission Compromised” by Oliver North and Joe Musser is the first novel in the “Peter Newman” series and was released in 2002. The White House sends Peter Newman on a secret mission with specific orders to eliminate terrorists before they can attack the United States with their weapons of mass destruction. Only a few people know of Newman’s mission that entangles him in a web of revenge, intrigue, and betrayal. Newman, once his mission is compromised, goes on an odyssey that will threaten everything in Newman’s life.

Fans of the novel liked the aspects of the novel, especially the way that North is able to make things real for the reader. The attention of the reader was held throughout this gripping read. Some enjoyed reading the book for the plot and in the last hundred pages things got very suspenseful for them. Some felt that Oliver North’s background on the subject of what is being talked about helped him bring the story to life here. Some enjoy that North is able to tell a clean story but still have quite a lot of action to things. These are excellent, edge of the seat page turners.

Some did not like the way that when North tries to tell his side of the story from what happened to him long ago, he loses things in details or events that do not matter. Some of the writing also lacks any personality that may be a result of the co-author that is helping North write the novel. Some also found the religious parts of the novel to be a waste of time and detracted from the action of things. Some felt that North putting himself in the novel was a little much and was a little forced.

“The Jericho Sanction” by Oliver North and Joe Musser is the second novel in the “Peter Newman” series and was released in 2003. Newman’s wife is kidnapped and his cover is blown while he is in Jerusalem. Quite the price to pay to take part in the operation to uncover nuclear weapons that belong to Iraq. Newman is no stranger to putting his life on the line for his country. Israel finds that they do in fact have the weapons and plan a strike with Jericho missiles. This is something that will have consequences, large ones. Only Newman knows everything and can prevent full out nuclear war. Is he going to be able to save the world, including his wife? Or will he have to save one or the other this time?

Fans of the novel liked the Christianity element this novel had and felt that the book had well drawn characters that were full of depth and the story lines felt like they were ripped right from the headlines. Some found that they liked this novel more than the first one. Fans like the way North brings things to life and there is not a feeling that some of the stuff that happens in the novel is too out there and could not actually happen. Some are surprised at how good the novels are, finding that they will follow future books in the series.

Some did not like that there was a lot of military abbreviations and too many parts that were meant to be insightful but aren’t. Some felt that there was much too much military jargon that takes away from an interesting read. Some also wish that the Christianity angle was a little more downplayed in the novel than it is, finding that it makes parts of the novel skippable.

“The Assassins” by Oliver North and Joe Musser is the third novel in the “Peter Newman” series and was released in 2005. Soon after the sixth anniversary of 9/11, in the year 2007, Jihadists go after targets in Saudi Arabia. Some of the things damaged include oil pumping equipment, pipelines, and there are some dead members of the royal family. This causes gas to soar to over six bucks a gallon, there is also a lot of hyper-inflation as a result. A restriction is put in place to limit travel that is non-business related to five hundred miles a week. Men responsible will not get away with this for long, and Congress introduces an Assassination Bill. A new unit called Threat Mitigation Unit is headed up by Peter Newman, where he can train up to one hundred specialists to help kill terrorists. Terrorists have set their sights on large American cities, that forces Newman and his unit to go all over the world to stop the threat in its tracks.

Fans of the novel liked how knowledgeable North is and the way they are riveted throughout. This book hooks people in and keeps them reading, as you get to know the characters. This novel is great political and military intrigue, and some of the twists and other elements keep readers guessing as to what will happen next in the story, making this quite the book to read.

Some did not like the way that all of the characters in the novel overloaded the story with too much information, a lot of which was not necessary. Some find that it is only a throw away paperback book that is propelled by who the author is, which grants it release in hardcover.

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