What would happen if the North Koreans were able to launch missiles
right at the city of Seoul Korea? What would happen if the detonator was
set and no one could stop what was going to happen? Who would dare risk
their lives for the people of South Korea and go against the North
Korean President? But, when someone within the North Korean regime takes
it upon himself to plot the launch of these missiles only one agency
can take on the role to stop them.
“There is nothing so glorious nor
more wide-spread than the unity of mankind, that partnership and sharing
of interests, that dearness of human race, which has its origin at
birth….” What would happen if Americans, North Koreans, South Koreans
and dissidents worked together for the good of mankind? From the author
of the Watchman of Ephraim comes a novel so powerful, so frightening
that if the events that unfold came to pass one country that has already
been divided would suffer deadly consequences at the hand of the other.
When the President of South Korea requests a special audience
with the head of the Watchman Agency a series of events will ensue
taking not only its creator Cris De Niro across the globe into South
Korea but two of his trusted high officials in the direct line of the
North Koreans as they try and infiltrate the country, learn the location
of these deadly missiles and hopefully prevent them from being
launched. Learning from President Park of South Korea that General Kim
relayed that a General Kang planned to launch these missiles within 30
days alerted Cris that the situation was volatile and needed his
immediate attention and that of the Watchman Agency and Archangel too.
Entering into the initial meeting with President Park was Colonel Cho
Jung-woo of the Presidential Security Service of the Republic of Korea,
Mugsy Ricci the President of the Watchman Agency and ARCHANGEL head:
Scipio. Intertwined are other members of the Agency Michelle Wang and
Johnny F. Each member has his/her own specialty without whom the agency
would not run as smoothly or efficiently as readers get an inside
account of what North Korea has planned and what would happen if China
ever found out that the North Korean general was planning to unite all
of Korea. But, would they endorse it? Could this really happen? When
Mugsy, Cris, the Colonel and Scipio meet the room heats up but not the
temperature as minds clash and egos rise when the Colonel tries to
countermand the others.
The objectives set that in order to complete the
mission a team had to enter North Korea, make contact with the anti-Kim
Jon Un cell and then make contact with General Kim. Finally, they had
to locate both General Kang and or the Musudan missiles and hopefully
disable them. Within Chapter 3 the author discloses how and the role the
dissidents will play. Contacting Daejang Joeong is vital and if he
learns that they are investigation him lives might be in danger. .
Within the Executive Conference Room-Alpha Watchman Cris De Niro meets
with his staff to discuss the mission. Mugsy Ricci the President, CIO
Johnny F, VP Intelligence Services Michelle Wang, VP Government
Relations Karla Matthews and Mugsy’s Executive Assistant Debbie Lynch.
Using the ruse that he is going to try an open a manufacturing company
in South Korea, Cris hopes to gain the information needed, create a
viable plan, and hopefully have everyone come back alive.
the Punggye-Ri Nuclear Test Site we hear the voice of Sojan Kim Gil-su
and learn the truth about what North Korea plans. Sojang Kim is thought
to be the traitor that might be working both sides. But, is he? Others
in power tend to question his authority as we hear the voice of Kang,
learn just how vicious he is and the deceptions and lies that he has
managed to create and have others believe. Every step of the way you
realize that speaking freely to many of these North Korean officials
could cost someone more than just their life. Listening to his feelings
about their leader and stating he is nothing but a pampered spoiled brat
Kang is intent on making sure that his plan is followed and the
loyalties come his way.
Listen to the plan as it unfolds and
learn that Mugsy and Sicipo will be the ones to infiltrate North Korea
abut the problem will be how will they get in and hopefully out safely.
Technology that we all wish we had access to such as the Warbird and the
ability to hack into many different systems, author Gerard DeMarigny
enlightens readers about the government of Korea. Mugsy, Sicpio and Cho
find their way to North Korea but not everything goes as planned and
with the help of a man named Father Kim and his team they manage to
enter. But, Sojang Kim explains what will happen if captured. Added in
we learn about a man named Song and his hopes for the future, what the
missiles stand for and how he hopes to unify his country. The
conversations continue and then Scipio brings to light the true meaning
of what the author’s message might be as he reminds us of what Cicero
said: there is nothing so glorious nor more wide-spread that the unity
of mankind. If that could only happen! Continuing about different people
in history that made a difference the fact that so many have been
deprived art, music, culture and even food. But, who can be trusted and
when things heat up which side will everyone take as Song enlists the
help of his grandfather the chef to Kang to help facilitate their plan.
From America, to North and South Korea to the factories, tunnels, launch
sites, warehouses and train stations, boardrooms and cells this heart
stopping, heart palpitating story keeps reader’s attentive and holding
their breath until the very end.
Within the Headquarters of
Taejang Kang Kum Sok at the nuclear center we hear Colonel Cho, Sojang
Kim and Song’s grandfather as they disembark from their chartered train
into a small village south of Taejang Kang’s headquarters. Tortures,
shots, bullets fired, lives lost and a smart, clever and resourceful
older man manages to convince those in charge that he is there to serve
Kang and his minions. Guards on the alert but some not too smart as
trains were relayed, conductors threatened and the Watchman team ready
As the plan unfolds and the players are in place we
find out more about Cho, which side he might be on, what happens when
faced with the enemy and how they plan to survive. But, when the Kang is
caught and they think the missiles won’t be a threat anymore what
happens next will instill fear and dread in the reader as not everything
seems the way it appears and the fate of so many will depend on Johnny
F, Michelle the rest of the team. But, when Michelle and Cris decide to
go for dinner and Johnny F has a date with laptop and accessing
information, what happens to him puts the wholes mission in danger as
someone blindsides the team seriously injuring Johnny F causing his
future to hang in the balance. With Johnny out of commission leaving
Cris and Michelle to stop the missiles what happens will surprise
readers while Mugsy and Scipio face off with the patrolling guards,
Kang, learns the full wrath of someone he thinks he can outfox. An
ending that is explosive and a fear that is real. One loose cannon is
out there and no one knows who or what this person is capable of doing.
What would happen is the missiles did go off? Who is the main target?
What happens when Cris realizes the truth and tries to stop the
inevitable? Will Mugsy and Sicipio make it back? What about Father Kim?
What happens when Michelle’s life is on the line? All of these questions
will be answered and the fate of South Korea known when you read:
Nothing So Glorious by Five Star author Gerard DeMarigny. Nothing So
Glorious: As World Peace! Fact or Really Fiction: This novel is quite
thought provoking and really makes readers think long and hard about
political issues that plague every country, differences that cannot be
overcome and the need to be the most powerful nation in the world.
Fran Lewis: Reviewer