Heroes Proved: A Novel

It’s the year 2032, and the president claims America is now safe from terror.

United States citizens are told that Iranian nuclear weapons no longer menace them.

Leaders in Washington insist that United Nations treaties and innovative technologies can protect us and assure peace in our time.

To that end, progressives (who now hold the power inside the beltway) have cut funding for the U.S. Armed Forces right down to the bone.

But when the city of Houston is targeted by suicide bombers—and Dr. Martin Cohen, America’s foremost physicist, is kidnapped—the brilliantly executed attack sends shock waves around the globe.

The price of fuel skyrockets. With the U.S. economy on the brink of catastrophe, political power brokers look for a scapegoat—instead of our missing scientist.

Into the middle of this crisis strides Peter Newman, a highly decorated U.S. Marine, war hero, veteran of multiple high-risk covert operations—and Cohen’s roommate at the Naval Academy.

But as Newman sets out to find and rescue his friend, the entire Newman family is now in danger as the most ominous threat ever to the United States is exposed.

Here’s North chatting about gun control with Andrew Wilkow on TheBlaze TV just after the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.:

This excerpt from Heroes Proved captures the personal nature of Newman’s concerns (not to mention the danger to an entire nation):

As the boys bounded off the porch, James turned to his father and said, “When you called, you said something had come up.”

Peter asked, “Have you seen the news this morning?”

“Only what has come over this, from our Ops Center,” James responded, holding up his PID. “It’s a lot more accurate than the media reports.” He continued, “I’ve already checked. All CSG sites and personnel have been alerted. We don’t have any active PSDs in Houston. Why did the Ops Center contact you about Dr. Cohen? He’s not one of our protectees.”

The old general sighed and said, looking at his son, “Marty Cohen was my roommate at the Academy. If it weren’t for him—”

“Yeah, I know, Dad,” interrupted James. “I grew up on the stories about how you and Mack Caperton, your other roommate, wouldn’t have passed physics or thermodynamics . . . might not have gotten through the Boat School . . . and how Marty Cohen was number one in your class and how he dragged you guys on his back all the way to graduation . . .”

“Well, he did,” Peter responded quietly.

The son grimaced at the father. “Dad, are you forgetting I went there, too? I know all about how Marty Cohen went on to four stars as a nuclear submariner. But you were in the top third of your class. So was Mack Caperton. You became a major general in the Marines. Caperton went on to become a SEAL and a U.S. senator. Cut yourself some slack . . .”

“James!” said Rachel, who had stopped picking up the breakfast detritus. “Your father and Marty Cohen are friends. Julia Cohen and I are friends. Marty is missing! I was on the phone with Julia just before coming down to breakfast. He was in Houston during the attack. He’s now missing. She is beside herself . . .”

Her eyes welled up with tears and she sat down beside her husband. Peter put his arm around her, turned to his son, and said, “James, I know we all had other plans for the rest of the weekend and next week, but I need your help with this.”

Check out North weighing in on Benghazi and other hot topics on TheBlaze TV’s Glenn Beck Program: