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Q: Looking for a Book ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Looking for a Book
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: nyghtspydr-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 30 Jul 2006 21:20 PDT
Expires: 29 Aug 2006 21:20 PDT
Question ID: 751003
I read a book about 8 years ago about a man who was so frustrated with
the government being corrupt that he began assasinating senators who
he felt were corrupt and every time he did, he would send a letter
that quoted the Declaration of Independance or the Constitution (I
don't remember which) in saying that "when the government no longer
works FOR the people, then it is the responsibility of the people to
take over the government and establish a new one.
If I remember right, the sniper was an ex-Navy SEAL, and the book
ended up with a huge conspiracy and he was never caught.
Please help me find this book, I have tried everything.
The book was written by a man, and the main character was a man.

Clarification of Question by nyghtspydr-ga on 30 Jul 2006 21:30 PDT
In the end, he did get caught, but the man who caught him let him go....
Subject: Re: Looking for a Book
Answered By: juggler-ga on 30 Jul 2006 22:09 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

I believe that your book was "Term Limits" (1997) by Vince Flynn.

Excerpts from various reader reviews on

"....Former Navy Seal leads mission to eliminate corrupt politicians.
Some good logic. He's been involved abroad with missions eliminating
enemies of the United States. Why not eliminate politicians who are in
effect enemies at home?"

"...I suspect that not all the events are plausible -- particularly
the scene toward the end of "Term Limits" wherein the former Navy SEAL
fellow commits murder right under their noses."

"...I mean, does anyone REALLY believe that a handful of former Navy
SEALs would plot to kill prominent politicians because they refuse to
cut spending and balance the budget? Yet that is the central premise
of this book."


search strategy: keywords:   assassin congressman 

I hope this helps.

Clarification of Answer by juggler-ga on 30 Jul 2006 22:19 PDT
Also, the Declaration of Independence-quoting letter that you
mentioned may be found on page 72 of the paperback edition using's "search inside" feature.

Clarification of Answer by juggler-ga on 30 Jul 2006 23:13 PDT
Use this book search to find the Declaration of Independence-quoting letter:
nyghtspydr-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you very much for helping me!!! This is the book I was looking for!

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