Tackling Terror

November 8th, 2007at 05:49pm Posted by Eli

Jason Elam goes from special teams to special ops teams:

Jason Elam, the kicker for the Denver Broncos, has teamed up with his pastor to write a book titled – no joke – Monday Night Jihad. Apparently the NFL is under attack. Here is an excerpt (via withleather)…

A story that combines all the action of a first-rate spy thriller with the intrigue of professional sports. After a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Riley Covington is living his dream as a professional linebacker when he comes face-to-face with a radical terrorist group on his own home turf. Drawn into the nightmare around him, Riley returns to his former life as a member of a special ops team that crosses oceans in an attempt to stop the source of the escalating attacks.

But time is running out, and it soon becomes apparent that the terrorists are on the verge of achieving their goal: to strike at the very heart of America.

How sad is it that my first thought was to wonder when the football-star-turned-soldier gets shot by his own men, triggering a massive government coverup?

I’m also curious as to whether the book limits itself to mere scaremongering (Terrorists could strike at any time! We must have a strong manly Republican president to protect us!), or if it makes the broader case for the indispensable value of torture and ‘tapping as well. Obviously, I can’t wait to read it…

Entry Filed under: Books,Republicans,Sports,Terrorism,War


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