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Michael Savage Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Abuse of Power (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time for War (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Countdown to Mecca (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Survivor (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Xenon (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Michael Alan Weiner (better known by his stage name Michael Savage) hosts a radio show, is an author, a nutritionist, activist, conservative political commentator, and host of a radio show (called The Savage Nation). He won a Freedom of Speech by Talkers Magazine, and the speech he delivered was pre-recorded.

His radio show came about after a manuscript about illegal immigration was rejected led him to make a demo that was a mock radio talk show. He sent the recording to 250 stations to try and become a radio talk show host. He got a job on KGO, which is a station in San Francisco that is news and talk radio; at first, he was filling in for a liberal host and later worked the weekends as host.

He got his own show in 1995 for KSFO during the drive time hours. By 2009, his show was aired on four hundred stations in America and listened to by around eight to ten million people, making it the second most listened to show in the country.

He was born March 31, 1942 in The Bronx, New York, and was one of three children his parents had. One of his brothers, Jerome, was unable to hear or talk after being born with developmental disabilities and died in 1969. He has four degrees, one a PhD. Savage has been married twice, once in 1964, that ended in 1967. His second began in the year 1967. He has two kids with his second wife, one is Russell Weiner, who founded the company that makes Rockstar energy drink. His mother was the CFO of the company for a time.

“Abuse of Power” is the first “Jack Hatfield” novel, which was released in the year 2011. Jack Hatfield was a war correspondent, making a name for himself for his provocative and insightful commentary. He loses his job after his name is wrecked when he gets called an extremist and bigot by a group that is leftist media watchdog. He has to start over in obscurity, while working as a news producer, in a freelance capacity, in the city of San Francisco.

Hatfield is doing a ride along with the bomb squad of the San Franscisco police, and what appears to be a routine carjacking ends up deadly. This happens when the cops find many pounds worth of military grade explosives in the vehicle that was stolen. Hatfield is urged by the FBI to keep out of it, and it is a sign, he knows that he is on to something huge.

This is the start of a shadowy trail that takes Hatfield all over the world and back. From Tel Aviv, Paris, and London. He works with a Green Beret vet and an agent of Yemeni intelligence so they can expose a group of terrorists called Hand of Allah. They will expose a plot, hidden in power’s highest corridors that is going to make 9/11 look tiny in comparison.

Fans of the novel found this to be a stellar first work of fiction. It was a good and quick read. The writing is better than expected, not to mention a fun time.

“A Time for War” is the second “Jack Hatfield” novel, which was released in the year 2013. A Chinook chopper full of Navy Seals plummets to earth all of a sudden in Afghanistan. A car of FBI agents, who trail a suspicious vehicle is rendered immobile somehow in San Francisco. A Chinese agents body is discovered floating just miles away from the Golden Gate Bridge, after he got fed to some sharks. America is under a secret attack and it is up to Jack Hatfield to keep it from happening, as he is the only one that is able to sense it is even happening.

Dover Griffith (who is a young woman that is a staffer at Office of Naval Intelligence and is idealistic) helps him as he investigates. The case leads him to a billionaire who sold his own country out, with some American officials at the highest level of the government.

Enemy operatives are planning on a two pronged attack that is going to cripple the American military and kill thousands of citizens with a deadly toxin. Hatfield and Dover are trying to find the ground zero and save the country, which suspects nothing.

Fans of the novel found this pulls off something tough by having a political television show host filling the role of a thriller hero with Jack. The story moves along at a nice pace, and the plot is quite interesting. The dialogue engages and the characters are quite realistic.

“Countdown to Mecca” is the third second “Jack Hatfield” novel, which was released in the year 2015. A plane goes down in the Caspian Sea, its destination was Amman, Jordan. There are no survivors except for the Russian mercenary that was the one that hijacked the plane. There is also a cask that has an agent that could be highly destructive. This is a carefully planned out terrorist attack, and the chaos that comes with it might just be enough to push America into another expensive war.

Jack may be able to stop this attack. He made a politically incorrect statement that was about Islamic extremists and got discredited, which forced him to try to fix what was left of his career. Sammy (Jack’s half brother) calls him up and says that his neighbor heard something she was not supposed to, making both of their lives in danger. Jack finds that he has found a conspiracy to ruin Mecca. He, with a like minded bunch of friends who are on the law’s fringes, have to find out who is behind the plot and keep them from succeeding. If they don’t, they will witness the world’s collapse into a war where global destruction is assured.

Fans of the novel found this to be quite a nail biter of a novel. This is a great fictional thriller that uses current events very well to tell its story. Here is a great writer, able to spin a superb tale.

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