This Edition of Heroes Proved has been personally Autographed by Oliver North. Exclusively Made Available at PremiereCollectibles.com.
A gripping, tightly-crafted, action-packed thriller from the man President Ronald Reagan called “an American hero.”
#1 bestselling author Oliver North applies his extensive experience as a combat-decorated U.S. Marine and counterterrorism expert in this explosive novel of global intrigue, military action, and cutting-edge suspense.
It’s the year 2032 and the president claims America is now safe from terror. We’re told Iranian nuclear weapons no longer menace our citizens. Leaders in Washington insist that United Nations treaties and innovative technologies can protect us and assure peace in our time. To save money, “Progressives,” holding power in our capital, have cut the U.S. Armed Forces to the bone.
But when the city of Houston is targeted by suicide bombers – and Dr. Martin Cohen, America’s foremost physicist is kidnapped – the brilliantly executed attack sends shock waves around the globe. The price of fuel skyrockets. With the U.S. economy on the brink of catastrophe, leaders in Washington look for a scapegoat – instead of our missing scientist.
Enter Peter Newman, a highly decorated U.S. Marine war hero, veteran of multiple high-risk covert operations – and Naval Academy roommate of Dr. Marty Cohen. The precarious quest to find and rescue his friend puts the entire Newman family in lethal peril – and exposes the most ominous threat to the United States in our nation’s history.
Only someone who has actually “been there – done that” could write this book. Filled with heart-stopping action, authentic detail, and blistering tension, Heroes Proved is the most riveting work yet from national security expert, master novelist, and real-life war hero, Oliver North.
"Oliver North is one of our nation's heroes. Heroes Proved reflects his experience and understanding of what it takes to protect our way of life and preserve our constitution. It's inpsiring truth in the form of a novel. Don't plan to sleep until you finish--because you can't put it down. Bless you, Ollie, for writing this."
--LT. GEN. William G. "Jerry" Boykin, U.S. Army (Ret.), founding member of Delta Force.
"This is a heart-thumping 'must read' for every American who cares about the threats we face and where we're headed. Oliver North knows heroes, the challenges they face, and the sacrifices they make. He says Heroes Proved is a novel. I say it's a wake-up call--a warning shot across the bow of complacency!"
--Sean Hannity, host of The Sean Hannity Show on radio and Hannity on FOX News Channel
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Oliver North is a combat-decorated Marine, the recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor, and two Purple Hearts for wounds in action. From 1983 to 1986 he served as the U.S. government’s counter-terrorism coordinator on the National Security Council staff. President Ronald Reagan described him as “an American hero.” A New York Times bestselling author, syndicated columnist, and host of the award-winning War Stories documentary series on the FOX News Channel, North lives with his wife, Betsy, in Virginia. They have four children and twelve grandchildren.
Posted by Larry Life on Feb 17th 2013
As exciting as this story is... it is unfortunate that the context rings so true. Let us pray our country changes course so we need heroes like those in this novel!
Posted by Jerry Morgan on Feb 10th 2013
An excellent read that will give insight into America's past & will absolutely warn you of this country's future !!
Most prophetic must read. !!!
The # 1 book of this century !!!
No one writes like Oliver North !!!
Hoping there will be a follow-up !!!
Posted by Jerry A. on Jan 24th 2013
As usual Mr. North put out an outstanding book. I'm not much of a fiction reader, but his books are the exception. Great read!
Posted by Gary Walstrom on Jan 16th 2013
I could not put this book down. He is an excellent writer
Read between the lines and this will warn you about America's future.
Posted by Unknown on Jan 8th 2013
He read this very fast and enjoyed every moment
Posted by Zach on Jan 6th 2013
Great military man and just a book you will not be able to put down!
Posted by Ted Kozikowski, SCPO, USN Retired on Dec 25th 2012
Extremely well researched and clearly precise and written in typical Oli North style. Smeper Fi Marine.
Posted by Linda L. Lory-Allen on Dec 9th 2012
This title is taken from the third versed, first line of America the Beautiful. I have not seen this book yet, but if it is as good as the others, I know I am going to spend several exciting hours. Just saw you on Fox News.
Posted by Jasenwunder@ymail.com on Dec 9th 2012
Its from the ray charles song america the beautiful.
Posted by Jed Babbin on Nov 19th 2012
It’s well that most people didn’t read Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North's latest book - "Heroes Proved" – right after President Obama’s reelection. Those who worry about our headlong rush toward the fiscal cliff while our personal liberties erode have more to worry about now than they did two weeks ago. And, for those of us who constantly study America’s enemies and their reaction to our decline, combining the election results with “Heroes Proved” might have brought on a bout with clinical depression.
But now it’s time to read North’s novel because it is a very sharp warning about America's future. It’s also a testament to two kinds of faith: the faith of religion that binds people together in crisis, and faith in the basic strength of the American people.
Set in the year 2032, the novel reads as if Tom Clancy rewrote "1984." Governed by an utterly corrupt "progressive" president, Americans have lost their personal freedoms of speech, assembly and even from murder by their government. Each citizen has a "PERT" - a rice grain-sized microchip -- implanted under his skin, enabling absolute government monitoring of movements. Communications are monitored, the Second Amendment is only a memory and under a UN treaty, the NRA has been outlawed as an “illegal extremist” organization for advocating that Americans refuse to register their guns.
In this Orwellian time, the president – declaring us safe from terrorism - has made a secret agreement with the new Sunni "Caliph" of the Middle East to delay terrorist attacks until after her reelection in return for a promise to buy oil only from him to refill the American Strategic Petroleum Reserve being drained to supply the domestic market. But a massive terrorist attack happens, a key scientist is kidnapped and events spin out of control while the government seeks to blame “anarks” - Americans resisting the government’s step-by-step encroachment on Constitutional rights – for the attack.
But even in this “progressive” American dystopia, there are still heroes that North brings to life in characters that may be based on people he has known in his military and political life. Most are Marines, as you’d expect in a novel by North, himself a Marine combat veteran whose patriotism and dedication to the Corps comes through on almost every page. Among them are a federal judge more interested in preserving the Constitution than trampling on it, the kidnapped scientist (an old navy admiral whose resourcefulness proves decisive), and a little Mexican boy whose bravery is worthy of a special forces operator.
Sitting atop the well-developed cast of characters is retired Marine Major General Peter Newman, a Naval Academy roommate of the kidnapped scientist. Newman is head of a company called Centurion Solutions Group, a billion-dollar giant providing secure communications and security services to our government, including the military and intelligence services. As the fast-moving plot unfolds, Newman struggles to protect his family from government attack while he manages to move his assets in secret to rescue the kidnapped scientist. Among those assets is his son James, a Marine hero whose death the president has ordered.
One of Newman’s other friends, a senator and member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, throw in with him and – with the help of a Secret Service agent whose religious faith overcomes her duty to keep the president’s evil – and unconstitutional – actions secret, help thwart the president’s plan to blame patriots and Jewish conspiracists for the terrorists’ acts.
Aiding Newman is a network of former military men and civilians organized into “committees of correspondence,” a term taken from the shadow governments of pre-Revolutionary America who led the resistance and coordinated actions against the British before independence was declared. The committees in “Heroes Proved” do the same, fellow patriots helping Newman and his son communicate without being monitored by the government. Other heroes, including a grizzled former British Special Air Service commando, are discovered when they are needed most. And, like heroes do, they march to the sound of the guns.
The plot accelerates with attacks on Newman’s home, a special forces-like raid to rescue the kidnapped scientist while the Progressive president – a character that could only be the love child of Hillary Clinton and Tony Soprano – does everything in her shrinking power to stop the patriots and save her political power. In fast-paced action leading to its end, the book does what every good military adventure novel needs to do: it confirms the values of heroism, patriotism and – in the most basic of its meanings – Americanism is validated by action, not talk.
The questions North raises are profound. How many of our personal freedoms will Americans tolerate losing? How long can we pretend that radical Islam isn’t an existential threat and avoid resisting it here and abroad? Can America recover from the ravages of sustained progressivism?
In the end, the book is a harrowing but optimistic view of a future that may not be altogether far-fetched. This novel should be read with Ayn Rand and Aldous Huxley in mind. It’s not so much a call to action, but a call to thought to which we should all respond.
Jed Babbin served as an Air Force officer and as a deputy undersecretary of defense in the George H.W. Bush administration. He is a contributing editor of The American Spectator and frequently guest-hosts for national talk radio shows.