Richard Aaron’s Gauntlet

(London, UK) Lee Scott MP, a leading autism campaigner in the House of Commons in Westminster recently helped launch a thriller, a book titled ‘Gauntlet’ written by the Canadian author Richard Aaron. Scott met with Richard Aaron and autism campaigner Ivan Corea in the House of Commons.

‘Gauntlet’ is a nail biting, action packed novel. A terrorist threat is looming; an attack that would dwarf any other. This time, the government knows it’s coming, but doesn’t know where… or how.

From a stunning new voice in international intrigue comes a dramatic story of high-stakes missions, treachery, honor, an unlikely hero, and the ultimate terrorist attack…

Six hundred sixty tons of Semtex is detonated in a massive explosion in Libya – the last of a deadly stockpile. The operation seems to have gone smoothly, but within minutes of the explosion, CIA agent Richard Lawrence discovers that one shipment of the explosive was hijacked en route to the destruction point. Days later, a glory-seeking “Emir” broadcasts to the world that he is planning a massive terrorist strike against a major U.S. landmark. And he gives a timeline of one month.

Now a desperate chase covers four continents, as the men bent on attacking the United States use every weapon at their disposal to evade the American authorities. Time and again they prove willing to destroy anything – and anyone – standing in their way. But Hamilton Turbee, an autistic computer mastermind at the secretive and newly created TTIC agency, discovers a way to follow their tracks. His flawed genius gives the nation its only chance at stopping the attack… if the American leadership will listen. As the enemies near their destination, and an attack becomes imminent, it is up to the TTIC team, still without a true leader, to stop the massive explosion that could destroy the lives of millions.As the world watches in horror, the President asks TTIC two questions – Where will the attack be? And can it be stopped…

The author of ‘Gauntlet’ recently visited London, the book was launched in the House of Commons in the Palace of Westminster by Lee Scott MP who has campaigned tirelessly on the serious issues concerning autism.

Speaking to the media, Lee Scott said: ‘I was delighted to meet Richard Aaron in the Palace of Westminster, during his visit to London. I look forward to reading ‘Gauntlet.’ The main character in his book has autism. Many of us in the House of Commons have been campaigning on the serious issues concerning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. As Patron of the UK Autism Foundation I welcome Richard Aaron’s commitment to all people with autism…’

‘Gauntlet’ has been endorsed by the UK Autism Foundation. Ivan Corea paid tribute to Richard Aaron’s masterpiece for bringing autism into mainstream fiction. He said: Computer mastermind Hamilton Turbee, the hero in Richard Aaron’s book ‘Gauntlet’ has autism and yet he was given the chance to fulfil his potential. I found ‘Gauntlet’ absolutely riveting – it is such a good read and a fiction masterpiece. ‘Gauntlet’ is a huge plus for all people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome around the world – they all have potential….’

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