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April 14, 2010
Naval War College




Topic: "Falcon on the Tower"
Mr. Ron Clark Ball - Author
 

Mr. Ron Clark Ball, author of "Falcon on the Tower," was welcomed to the Naval War College (NWC) by Rear Adm. Phil Wisecup. Mr. Ball hosted a question and answer discussion about his fictional novel on global terrorism in the 21st Century. A former naval pilot, he served during Operation Desert Storm, spent ten years on Wall Street and is a managing partner of Noka World Energy. Ball was visiting NWC to participate in a President's Book Club discussion.
 
Overview of the book from author's website:
"Falcon On The Tower delivers the genre of Geopolitical Techno-Thriller...fast paced, page turning plot. Fighting global terrorism, Bryan Craig heads up Pegasus, a London based counter-terrorism team and joint effort of the U.S. and UK. Combining financial tracking, psychological profiling, and the most sophisticated forensics lab in the world, Bryan embarks on a journey from London to the "Skytropolis" of Dubai and finally the high Hindu Kush Mountains, tracking a new group of fanatical Islamists. What are the ramifications for the West and Christianity as the new face of Islam is uncovered? Along the way, Bryan retraces footsteps of the old British Empire, and discovers clues to what may be planned, before a climatic, plot twisting, and chilling ending. Falcon On The Tower is insightful and thought provoking; a fresh, new look at a conflict centuries old."