MORTAL THREAT, the 4th book in the Threat Series, was what I’ve come to expect from the retired U.S. Brigadier General, A.J. Tata — a thrill ride from page one to the very end.

Medical school student Amanda Garrett and American doctors working secretly in Africa have found a cure for the Ebola and Human Immunodeficiency Viruses.

Leaders of the Islamic State want the cure so they can show the world Islam is a benevolent religion that all Africans should follow.

The President of the United States believes an alleged 30,000-year-old Sub-Saharan religious text called The Book of Catalyst identifies him as being of divine origin.

As Amanda operates her portion of the clandestine CIA Project Nightingale in a Tanzanian orphanage, she is attacked and chased by brutal killers called The Leopard and The Cheetah. Amanda has 48 hours to escape across the Serengeti Plain before the remaining vials of the cure expire.

The Islamic State escalates attacks across the Middle East using freshly converted fighters from Africa. The American President, however, chooses not to deploy sufficient troops to save U.S. Special Forces, including Amanda’s husband, assisting in the air war against ISIS.

As Amanda attempts to save the rapidly decomposing formula for the Ebola and HIV cures, she finds herself at the center of a clash between warring media titans, Jonathan Beckwith and Zhor al Rhazziq, who are following her every step toward the Olduvai Gorge, which some scientists claim to be the origin of human life.

MORTAL THREAT explodes on the page just in time for today’s political climate, with ISIS having become a global threat and Ebola killing thousands in African nations and beyond.

Together, with his massive knowledge of warfare and General Tata’s vivid storytelling abilities, the extremely realistic scenes make you feel as if you are there living and breathing with each character and scene.

I could go on and on and on about how many aspects I loved about MORTAL THREAT

Amanda, an immensely strong character, who not only fights for what she believes in, but also fights for her life and for those she loves, takes charge of every situation no matter how dire. Taking Amanda from a small African village, to the Serengeti Plain in one action-packed scene after another, left me (literally) breathless and begging for more. I had so much adrenaline running through me, I absolutely could NOT put the book down. Who needs sleep when heart-pounding action is at your fingertips?

In all aspects, from the characters’s mindset to the driving motivations, this military expert has done his research to make this book credible and also very persuasive.

The way A.J.  writes his antagonists makes them believable. There are people with twisted psyches in this world and A.J. depicts them perfectly for a very compelling… and scary read.

I could go on and on and on about how many aspects I loved about MORTAL THREAT, but I’d rather encourage readers everywhere to read this fast-paced, intriguing, white-knuckled, extremely relevant page-turner. I promise, you won’t be sorry.  Just be prepared: you won’t want to put it down.

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Dayna Linton
Dayna Linton - Dayna is the very busy divorced mother of four "exceptional" children. She spends her time running not only this website but is also the founder and President of Rising Phoenix Charitable Foundation ( - a charitable organization which benefits women and children's causes. Dayna is a firm believer in the worth and value of individuals and hopes to help all embrace who they are, nourish themselves and then "pay it forward" by helping others around them to do the same. In her spare time, Dayna enjoys reading anything she can get her hands on and hopes to someday have the time to write a book herself. Dayna is also an avid lover of film and the process that goes into making them. From an early age, she remembers watching the Academy Awards with her mom and cheering on her favorites. When Dayna was little, she just knew she was going to be a big star someday and she would practice in front of a mirror accepting her Oscar. Dayna took four years of drama, which she loved, but found her true passion was dancing. Even today you can catch Dayna dancing just about everywhere she goes, including beaches in the moonlight ...