“A must-read for any spy aficionado!” — Former Senior Operations Officer, CIA
“It is a profound book. One I won’t forget for a long while.” — Senior Military Officer, Pentagon
Someone is stealing weapons and ammunition from America's military bases. Who is stealing them and why? That is what CIA operative Eric Brent faces as he is being used by the CIA to flush out a secretive, "phantom" group hostile to a U.S. administration that threatens to destroy the American economy and shrink individual freedoms under the code name, Project Warrior.
Alexandra Hamlet’s first novel, The Right Guard, takes us on a suspense-filled journey through the world of intelligence and defense in the 1970’s. Over one million military weapons and equipment are missing from the U.S. military inventories across the country. Though set in 1978, The Right Guard resembles the present political and economic climate of the United States, giving the reader a sense that such a scenario is very conceivable even today.
Alexandra Hamlet is an author, Cultural Anthropologist, and an International Consultant and Lecturer on cultural affairs in business and defense. She is a former television host and journalist with PBS.
Her first novel, The Right Guard, won awards nationally and internationally.
Once you read The Right Guard, you will never again ignore small details in front of you. Often, we just pass by landscapes in life and never really see what is there. Too often, we do the same to people as we do to the information around us. We get into habits and the rhythm of our own lives and lose our curiosity about what is directly in front of us.
In The Right Guard, a small secret group within the intelligence community and government begin to piece together a scenario of hidden information and a movement within the American population and political scenes. Too overwhelming to believe, it is only within moments before happening that those inside the investigation see the entire picture from bits and pieces cleverly disguised. Stop it, allow it to move forward or conceal it? It’s a dilemma that we could face today.
The Right Guard (The Allegiance Series, Book 1)
The installation they called Number Seventeen was non-operational for three years. A former secret testing ground for experimental aircraft, it closed when the Air Force decided to drop the project. In recent years the base fell into a caretaker status. A panel studied possible future uses, but delayed their findings for six months. Amid reams of paper that flowed from the Pentagon it was lost. Suddenly the military higher-ups requested more urgent matters to tend to like congressional decisions on the Defense Department budget. “They just put it in moth balls,” as one General expressed it later. Number Seventeen’s facilities were big enough to hold no more than a few battalions and all their equipment. These facilities, the curved-top, metal Quonset huts and cement block and wooden barracks dotted the American landscape from one coast to the other. Of no more use to the military, the Pentagon ignored them until someone could think of something better to do with them. Someone had.