National Security Expert and Best Selling Author Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata -

The Fox News contributor stops by CORE: to discuss his new book


North Korea. Iran. Both backed by the Russians. And together they cripple the U.S. with a state-of-the-art cyber-warfare program. That's just the beginning of the nightmare…

After a distinguished military and political career, retired Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata now parlays his years of combat and operational experience into exciting, realistic thrillers that have earned the praise and respect of Newt Gingrich, President George W. Bush, Glenn Beck, and the bestselling masters of international intrigue. Highlighting his intimate knowledge of America’s vulnerable domestic infrastructure, Tata’s latest Jake Mahegan novel tackles the threat of cyber-terrorism in America and delivers a chillingly authentic glimpse of tomorrow’s wars. His most timely thriller to date, American hero Jake Mahegan and his team of highly trained operatives target the nerve center of Computer Optimized Warfare in Dark Winter.

Timed to release just before Veterans Day, Dark Winter honors the courage and patriotism of our country’s heroes, while capturing the vulnerability of American life during a time when cyber-warfare is a constant threat, foreign tensions continue to build, and the U.S. power grid is open to attack by terrorists both foreign and domestic. Please join us to celebrate the book's release!

Praise for the Jake Mahegan Thrillers by Anthony J. Tata:

“Absolutely fantastic…pulse-pounding.” —Brad Thor, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“Tata combines distinctive characters and unconventional threats to thrilling effect.” —Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW, Best Books of the Year for Besieged

“If you want the definition of a ‘powerful’ story, just read this. Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata injects his passion for America into his amazing character, Jake Mahegan …Horrific at times, spine-tingling throughout, Tata once again proves capable of writing a firestorm that’s even scarier because it is all too real.” —Suspense Magazine on Besieged

“Direct Fire places us squarely in the grasp of a master who talks the talk as well as walks the walk. This is a textbook, seminal thriller that raises Tata to the level of Nelson DeMille.” —The Providence Sunday Journal

About Anthony J. Tata
As on one of the writers of Glenn Beck’s New York Times bestselling book, Miracles and Massacres, Anthony J. Tata parlays his years of combat and operational experience into exciting, realistic thriller novels. Growing up in Virginia Beach, Tata is the son of two public school educators. A high school and collegiate wrestler and baseball player, Tata graduated from West Point and served 28 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Brigadier General.

A master parachutist and ranger, Tata commanded combat infantry units in the 25th Infantry and 4th Infantry Divisions, 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions, and the 10th Mountain Division. His last combat tour was as the Deputy Commanding General of the 25,000 strong Allied and Joint Task Force in Afghanistan, overseeing a vast array of combat and logistical operations. Notably, he is listed as a distinguished member of the heralded 502nd, 504th, and 505th Parachute Infantry Regiments.

A recipient of the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge, Tata earned Masters’ Degrees from The Catholic University of America and the School of Advanced Military Studies. He also served as a senior national security fellow at Harvard University’s JFK School of Government. Tony has conducted combat operations and operational deployments in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary, Panama, Republic of Korea, and the Philippines.

After his military career, Tata served as foreign policy commentator for Fox News, CBS News, and other national and local media outlets while also pursuing a career in education leadership in Washington, D.C. Public Schools and Wake County Public School System, the 16th largest system in the nation. A combat experienced soldier and veteran of local politics, Anthony J. Tata brings an unmatched sense of realism to his stories.

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