Joseph Cottereaux

The Athena Algorithm

The Athena Algorithm by Joseph Cottereaux
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For readers of:Espionage, Robert Ludlum, Ian Fleming, John le Carré, Tom Clancy
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About the Book

Outrider was started by a disgraced United States President and operated successfully long after he had left office. Meet a man called M.R. Devlin, a member of Outrider, an ultra-secret United States intelligence-gathering group created by the late Richard M. Nixon while Vice-President under President Eisenhower. In over six decades of service to American Presidents, there has never been any official United State Government recognition for the dedicated patriots this intelligence organization put in harm’s way.

Handpicked by members of Outrider from the United States Marine Corps during boot camp on Parris Island, a young and naive new Outrider recruit was plunged into the world of covert intelligence gathering. For decades, he operated in the shadows of the United States’ most troubling foreign embarrassments. What were the real reasons that President Jimmy Carter failed to rescue the American Embassy hostages in Tehran and why the rescue attempt failed? What did President GW Bush really know before the Iraq invasion? What actually happened to Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD's)?

Due to a series of brutal life-changing events, Devlin long ago lost his moral compass. He had left a trail of death and destruction in his path while he secretly amassed a fortune in the employ of one of modern history’s most notorious dictators, Saddam Hussein. Forced into retirement by another disgraced President, Devlin devoted his energies to the management of a global corporation whose origin dated back to funding from pre-World War II Nazi Germany.

When Devlin believed that the United States was headed in the wrong direction, he revised an old plan once conceived for a CIA class training exercise to topple governments with minimal causalities. He was determined to use his skills, contacts, and knowledge as an intelligence operative, to effect regime change in the most unexpected country – the United States of America. How was Barry Soetoro elected President? What were President Soetoro's real plans for America?

Over the decades, Devlin had used technology, economic manipulation, subterfuge, and what he considered an acceptable amount of collateral damage, in a long-term plan to alter the course of world governments. With the Athena Algorithm installed in technology platforms across the world, he waited for the perfect opportunity. He launched the Phoenix Initiative against the most politically, socially and morally corrupt leadership in the history of the United States of America.

About the Author

Joseph Cottereaux once possessed a Top Secret clearance and spent most of his time in the United States Marine Corps overseas attached to the US State Department. He provided diplomatic security services and was deployed to a Presidential security detail. While Foreign Service Officers (FSO’s) often spent much of their time behind the walls of diplomatic missions, or at social gatherings with their foreign counterparts, Joe mingled with the locals as much as possible. He traveled, explored their history, culture, beliefs and customs.

Joe gained invaluable knowledge and insight into the inner mechanisms of the United States foreign policy-making and international perceptions of Americans in many countries. A voracious history student, Joe read everything from the ancient classics to modern government classified documents to speak intelligently on as many topics as possible in any social setting.

During his service, he developed language skills in Arabic, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Joe qualified as an expert marksman with the Marine Corps standard Colt M-16A1 rifle and the Colt Model 1911A1 .45 pistol. Trained primarily in demolitions, he also became an expert with a variety of weapons that included the Heckler & Koch MP5 sub-machine gun, the M-60 machine gun, Smith & Wesson .38 pistol, and Remington 870P shotgun.

After an Honorable Discharge, Joe obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business in three years and landed his first private sector job consulting for a technology company that serviced the government sector. Of all the candidates who applied for the position, the hiring manager decided on Joe because of his brand new leather attaché case, a gift from his mother. After Joe had learned the minutiae of government record keeping and fundamental technology principles, he moved on to work for several global technology firms. At one global technology company, Joe developed a sophisticated project estimation methodology later adopted worldwide as a standard tool for professional services. In a field where over 70% of technology projects failed, his management skills, coupled with common sense, led to a 100% project success rate on projects directly under his leadership.

Writing this book from an undisclosed location, Joe incorporated many of his experiences, skills, technology knowledge and problem resolution methodologies learned from over three decades of real world experiences. Joe would like to hear from you and he can be contacted at or The Athena Algorithm on Facebook.

Be safe and be well as the world can be a dangerous place.

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