Lieutenant Colonel Oliver L.
North, USMC (ret.) “is a combat-decorated Marine, author, founder of a small business, inventor who holds three U.S.
patents, syndicated columnist and former candidate for the United States Senate. Assigned to the National Security Council
staff in the Reagan Administration, North was involved in planning the rescue of 804 medical students on the island of Grenada
and played a major role in the daring capture of the hijackers of the cruise ship Achille Lauro. After helping plan the U.S.
raid on Muammar Qaddafi's terrorist bases in Libya, North was targeted for assassination by Abu Nidal, the world's
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver
L. North is the author of War Stories: Operation Iraqi Freedom; War Stories III: The Heroes Who Defeated Hitler;
Under Fire: An American Story; and, The Jericho Sanction. He is also a co-author of Mission Compromised;
American Heroes: In the Fight Against Radical Islam; The Assassins; A Greater Freedom: Stories of Faith from Operation Iraqi
Freedom; and, True Freedom: The Liberating Power of Prayer.
The Library Journal said of Mission
Compromised, “North's debut thriller, the first of a three-novel series, is set in the mid-1990s and
revolves around Maj. Peter J. Newman, a U.S. Marine assigned to a top-secret National Security Council staff position at the
White House. (Guess whose old job and office Newman occupies.) Newman is ordered to coordinate a covert operation to eliminate
a group of international law breakers including Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. When the mission is compromised, Newman
and his personnel are left hanging, and a series of events unfolds exposing God's hand in Newman's life. While there
will be strong demand from North's legion of fans and where T. Davis Bunn is popular, this novel is an irritating act
of hubris. By having his character conveniently discover evidence that proves North acted with the full authority of the White
House in the Iran-Contra scandal, the author uses fiction to clear his muddied name and get his version of the truth out to
Publisher’s Weekly said of War
Stories: Operation Iraqi Freedom, “North is a retired Marine infantry veteran of Vietnam and was a key
player in the Iran-Contra affair. This book is a mostly workmanlike presentation of his experiences as a war correspondent
for FOX (which shares copyright on this book) as the U.S. invaded Iraq. Any political uproar it may cause is likely to stem
largely from Pavlovian responses to the name of the author, a response that ignores that he has written both fiction and nonfiction
as well as having been a Marine officer. So it is hardly surprising that he does excellent work covering a Marine aviation
unit, one appointed to transport assault troops and evacuate wounded in aging helicopters-never without risk and sometimes
with bloody incidents. These are vividly and knowledgeably described, as is the Marines' courage and professionalism.
Nor is it surprising to witness the empathy between a retired Marine about to become a grandfather and younger Marines about
to see combat. The briefer coverage of the armored units of the 4th Infantry Division is a little frustrating, and the polemics
against antiwar journalists and politicians, while unlikely to offend readers who share the author's views, feel redundant.
So does the capsule history of Iraq in the appendix, although well-written enough to give the author credibility as a popular
historian. Even the larger issue of the linkage between a correspondent, a network and a publisher who are all politically
simpatico can hardly be made into anything especially sinister without the same kind of political partisanship that the book
exhibits in its less inspiring moments.”
The Library Journal said of Under
Fire: An American Story, “Written in secret as if it were a covert operation, then suddenly released,
this is unquestionably the "event" book of the year. Here, finally, we might expect to get answers to our questions
about what became known as "Iran-contra." Was Marine Lieutenant Colonel North a "loose cannon" on the
National Security Council, making U.S. foreign policy on his own? And just what did President Reagan really know about Iran-contra?
North writes that Reagan "knew everything" about Iran-contra's covert operations. So too did Vice President
Bush. Unfortunately, there is no specific document in the book proving that. What there is, however, is a preponderance of
material that leads to an inevitable conclusion: North was a hard-working, well-trained, loyal Marine incapable of undertaking
a covert operation without approval by his superiors. For the first time, we hear of and read a document sent to Reagan by
North's lawyers, setting forth a sound legal argument for a presidential pardon for North. The letter, we learn, was never
acknowledged. There are a number of such chilling moments in this important book.”
According to the description
of The Jericho Sanction, “When his cover is blown and his wife is kidnapped in Jerusalem,
Lt Col Peter Newman realizes he may have to pay a catastrophic price for his participation in a secret government mission
to uncover Iraqi nuclear weapons.
has always been willing to put his life on the line for his country. As concern that Iraq may already possess nuclear weapons
grows, he once again puts America first and agrees to undertake a clandestine mission to uncover the weapons. But when his
cover is blown and his wife is kidnapped in Jerusalem, Newman discovers that his courage has put more than just his own life
Matters become even more complicated
when Israel discovers that Iraq has nukes, and plans a pre–emptive strike on Baghdad with Jericho missiles – an
event that could have unprecedented consequences. Newman is the only man who knows all of the pieces to the puzzle, and the
only one experienced and brave enough to prevent full–scale nuclear war. But as time ticks away, will he be able to
both save his wife and prevent Armageddon, or will he have to make a terrible choice?”
According to the description
of The Assassins, “With this suspenseful, action-packed finale, Oliver North concludes the
trilogy that has included his best-selling novels Mission Compromised and The Jericho Sanction.
In 2007, soon after the sixth
anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America, Jihadists attack multiple targets in Saudi Arabia, destroying oil pumping
equipment, crippling pipelines, and assassinating most of the royal family. In the U.S., gas prices soar to over $6 a gallon
along with hyper-inflation across the world financial markets. "Non-business travel" in the U.S. is limited to no
more than 500 miles per week.
The UN Security Council authorizes
an international intervention force, and in a closed session of Congress the "Assassination Bill" is introduced.
General Peter Newman is assigned to head a new "Threat Mitigation Unit," and he is given authority to recruit and
train up to 100 specialists for the ominous task at hand--to assassinate terrorists.
It is discovered Iranians plan to detonate a nuke in Washington. Newman and a team are
dispatched and a chase across Europe and international waters ensues. Newman hunts his illusive nemesis to Mexico and Cuba,
but the Iranians have a backup plan in place and ready a plane repainted as a FedEx cargo jet and armed with a nuclear weapon--headed
According to the description of War
Stories III: The Heroes Who Defeated Hitler, “It was the Greatest Generation’s greatest moment:
when heroes at home and abroad united in common purpose as soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines, under the leadership of
generals like Patton, Eisenhower, Marshall, and Bradley, rescued Europe from the tyranny and genocide of Adolf Hitler.