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Full Name: Brooke Grant
Nationality: American
Organization: Presidential Agent
Occupation Agent

Creator: Newt Gingrich, Pete Earley
Time Span: 2015 - 2017


Brooke Grant is an agent for the American President.

When we first meet her she is a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps serving as military attache at the newly reopened embassy in Mogadishu, certainly not the most glamorous, or safe, duty assignments.

29 years old, single and attractive. That last would have usually explained why she, through no desire on her part, was often "shown off at diplomatic affairs" instead of being put on "more meaty assignments" but in her case sexism gave way to the fact that her uncle was the current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and someone known for being very protective of her. This constantly irked the very determined and capable Grant who would prefer to be asked for harder assignments. She would definitely get what she desired.

We learn also early on that the reason for the high-ranking uncle's devotion is because he had years before stepped in to care for the then teenaged Grant when her parents died in the Towers on 9/11. Grant for her part adores her curmudedy uncle but chafes under his protectivism. This will likely aid in her taking the extremely dangerous tasks offered her.

The three adventures that exist concerning Grant are more than her exploits, though her actions are critical in each one. They are also political thrillers with a considerable amount of activity taking place in government offices, especially the Oval Office where the sitting female President Allworth is constantly being challenged by circumstances to pull off a miracle. What brings the tales back around to Grant, an African-American officer who prefers to stay out of the limelight but who finds that difficult when her actions turn out to be so important. 

The trilogy is also the story of an enemy of America calling himself the Falcon, a very mysterious and utterly ruthless Islamic extremist terror leader whose audacious scheme in the first recorded adventure is foiled by a quick thinking and very determined Grant and who then issues a fatwa against her

Good Lines:
- Apologizing for comments made to Brooke Grant one evening after a few drinks, her uncle, General Grant, excused "his awful words as whisky blabber".


Number of Books:3
First Appearance:2015
Last Appearance:2017

1 Duplicity Duplicity
Written by Newt Gingrich, Pete Earley
Copyright: 2015

"When President Sally Allworth decides to reestablish America's Mogadishu embassy in Somalia weeks before Election Day, her challenger says she is playing politics with American lives. That turns out to be true when the embassy is attacked and hostages are taken. Embassy station chief Gunter Conner and Marine captain Brooke Grant end up the unlikely survivors of this Benghazi-style attack. Suddenly, they are the only hope for saving their captured colleagues."
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2 Treason Treason
Written by Newt Gingrich, Pete Earley
Copyright: 2016

"A coordinated attack on the President at the funeral of a Washington power broker leads [Brooke Grant] to a terrifying revelation: the enemy is closer than she'd ever imagined and is hiding in plain sight. [The master terrorist known as] The Falcon has gained a weapon no terrorist has ever wielded before: an American-born traitor burrowed inside the U.S. government itself.
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3 Vengeance Vengeance
Written by Newt Gingrich, Pete Earley
Copyright: 2017

"A terrorist drives an explosive-packed rental truck into Major Brooke Grant's Washington, D.C., wedding, intending to detonate a deadly bomb. Saved by a last-minute fluke, Brooke seeks revenge against the master terrorist responsible, an international radical Islamist known only as the Falcon, who is determined to murder her, bring America to its knees, and create a modern-day caliphate.
An unorthodox, newly sworn-in president recruits Brooke to join a clandestine CIA team in pursuit of the Falcon. With help from an odd coupling-a Saudi intelligence officer and an Israeli Mossad agent-Brooke goes after her elusive zealot nemesis. But before the trio can close in on their target, they discover that America's worst nightmare has come true."
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During his long tenure in Congress as well as his subsequent career as a political pundit, Newt Gingrich has been loved by many and not-so-loved by many. There should be no doubting, whichever side you fall on, that the man knows the world of government in America. His expertise comes through wonderfully in these pages.

In the same vein, Pete Earley's credentials as a very experienced journalist, including his years with the Washington Post, as well as his many novels, all show that man knows how to put words to excellent use.

Together they made a very enjoyable and worthwhile trilogy.


My Grade: A-


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