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Capitol Betrayal - A Novel

William Bernhardt

William Bernhardt's bestselling novels explore politics, power, ambition, crime, and the law. Now he scales new heights of suspense as, in one harrowing day, lawyer and former senator Ben Kincaid enters the eye of an international storm, a crisis with consequences beyond calculation. Kincaid is in a meeting with the president in the Oval Office when Washington suddenly explodes into chaos. Facing an imminent threat to the White House, Kincaid is whisked, along with the president and his advisors, to the underground PEOC-Presidential Emergency Operations Center-built to withstand a nuclear blast, but vulnerable to another kind of attack. Inside the bunker, defense specialists realize that a malevolent foreign dictator has hacked into the U.S. nuclear defense system and now has a finger on the trigger of America's most dangerous weapons. The dictator's message is clear: Heed his demands or suffer unfathomable destruction. Forced to make critical, split-second decisions, the president seems to be falling apart under the pressure. The vice president wants to strip him of his powers-a move that could have a disastrous impact on national defense. But even during this time of upheaval, in order for the president to be removed, there must be a trial. With the clock winding down, Kincaid has precious little time to defend the president. While Kincaid faces the trial of his life, legendary CIA agent Seamus McKay races through the clogged streets of Washington, searching for a hidden command center-guarded by murderous fanatics-that now controls U.S. ballistic missiles. Two sides of one unforgettable story, McKay and Kincaid home in on their targets. One uses a gun-and any weapon he can get his hands on; the other employs his intuition and the law. And in William Bernhardt's spectacular thriller, as both move closer and closer to uncovering a world-shattering plot, the ultimate act of betrayal is launched from the heart of America's capitol itself. From the Hardcover edition.

William Bernhardt's bestselling novels explore politics, power, ambition, crime, and the law. Now he scales new heights of suspense as, in one harrowing day, lawyer and former senator Ben Kincaid enters the eye of an international storm, a crisis with consequences beyond calculation. Kincaid is in a meeting with the president in the Oval Office when Washington suddenly explodes into chaos. Facing an imminent threat to the White House, Kincaid is whisked, along with the president and his advisors, to the underground PEOC-Presidential Emergency Operations Center-built to withstand a nuclear blast, but vulnerable to another kind of attack. Inside the bunker, defense specialists realize that a malevolent foreign dictator has hacked into the U.S. nuclear defense system and now has a finger on the trigger of America's most dangerous weapons. The dictator's message is clear: Heed his demands or suffer unfathomable destruction. Forced to make critical, split-second decisions, the president seems to be falling apart under the pressure. The vice president wants to strip him of his powers-a move that could have a disastrous impact on national defense. But even during this time of upheaval, in order for the president to be removed, there must be a trial. With the clock winding down, Kincaid has precious little time to defend the president. While Kincaid faces the trial of his life, legendary CIA agent Seamus McKay races through the clogged streets of Washington, searching for a hidden command center-guarded by murderous fanatics-that now controls U.S. ballistic missiles. Two sides of one unforgettable story, McKay and Kincaid home in on their targets. One uses a gun-and any weapon he can get his hands on; the other employs his intuition and the law. And in William Bernhardt's spectacular thriller, as both move closer and closer to uncovering a world-shattering plot, the ultimate act of betrayal is launched from the heart of America's capitol itself. From the Hardcover edition.
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William Bernhardt's bestselling novels explore politics, power, ambition, crime, and the law. Now he scales new heights of suspense as, in one harrowing day, lawyer and former senator Ben Kincaid enters the eye of an international storm, a crisis with consequences beyond calculation. Kincaid is in a meeting with the president in the Oval Office when Washington suddenly explodes into chaos. Facing an imminent threat to the White House, Kincaid is whisked, along with the president and his advisors, to the underground PEOC-Presidential Emergency Operations Center-built to withstand a nuclear blast, but vulnerable to another kind of attack. Inside the bunker, defense specialists realize that a malevolent foreign dictator has hacked into the U.S. nuclear defense system and now has a finger on the trigger of America's most dangerous weapons. The dictator's message is clear: Heed his demands or suffer unfathomable destruction. Forced to make critical, split-second decisions, the president seems to be falling apart under the pressure. The vice president wants to strip him of his powers-a move that could have a disastrous impact on national defense. But even during this time of upheaval, in order for the president to be removed, there must be a trial. With the clock winding down, Kincaid has precious little time to defend the president. While Kincaid faces the trial of his life, legendary CIA agent Seamus McKay races through the clogged streets of Washington, searching for a hidden command center-guarded by murderous fanatics-that now controls U.S. ballistic missiles. Two sides of one unforgettable story, McKay and Kincaid home in on their targets. One uses a gun-and any weapon he can get his hands on; the other employs his intuition and the law. And in William Bernhardt's spectacular thriller, as both move closer and closer to uncovering a world-shattering plot, the ultimate act of betrayal is launched from the heart of America's capitol itself. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

11h 37m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:13


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:57


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:41


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:19


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:35


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:37


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:50


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:34


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:18


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:35


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:45


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:35


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:37


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:21


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:36


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:51


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:38


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:40


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:31


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:43


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:02


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:35


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:08


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:19


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:01


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:09


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:24


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:57


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:43


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:18


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:26


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:27


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:00


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:05


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:36


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:41


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:25


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:41


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:56


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

09:36


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:28


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:35


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:46


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:06


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:41


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:49


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:44


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

00:29