Riveting Political Thriller Debuts, Based on Real Events and an Inside View of U.S. Intelligence

Apr 18, 2012, 19:30 ET from MEDIA CONNECT

NEW YORK, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Perfect for spy aficionados and lovers of political, military, and intelligence fiction, a new suspense thriller, The Right Guard (Foxboro Press 2012) was just published by first-time novelist Alexandra Hamlet, a defense anthropologist, former defense consultant and an international business and cultural affairs expert. She has consulted for the Pentagon and other agencies of the U.S. government and now takes us on a journey through the world of intelligence and defense in the 1970's. 

The year is 1978, and someone has stolen over one million military weapons and equipment from U.S. military inventories across the country. Who is stealing these weapons and why? CIA operative Eric Brent is used to flush out a secretive, "phantom group" hostile to a wildly spending, intrusive U.S. Administration that threatens to destroy the American economy and shrink individual freedoms.

While set over three decades ago, The Right Guard delivers gripping, fast-paced realism that mirrors the political and economic climate of the United States today. Hamlet not only presents a scenario that is very conceivable, she also takes her audience deep within the secretive world of intelligence and military espionage.

"There are real threats out there to our life and liberty from foreign countries, terrorists and even from within our own nation,"  warns Hamlet.  Her book demonstrates a chilling scenario of what could have been – or come to be.

Hamlet is a Harvard-educated cultural anthropologist, an international lecturer and a defense anthropologist. For more information, please visit: www.alexandrahamlet.com   and    www.therightguardnovel.com

MEDIA CONNECT (www.Media-Connect.com) represents Hamlet to the news media.  "This books offers a fascinating look at what many Americans do not know about our military and intelligence community," says Media Connect SVP Brian Feinblum. "Though the book is fiction, it shows us just how close we could come to turning this into a real event."