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Gridlock Hardcover – July 9, 2013
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“Here's the high-stakes, mile-a-minute, knock-your-socks-off, page-turning political thriller of the year. Senator Byron Dorgan and thriller-master David Hagberg make one helluva storytelling team. From the first scene to the last page, they're aiming high and hitting every bulls-eye.” ―William Martin, New York Times bestselling author
“Senator Byron Dorgan and David Hagberg deliver a thriller crackling with realism and shocking authenticity. Right now, Gridlock is a hair-raising and fascinating fictional thrill ride. Right now. But what will the future bring?” ―Whitley Strieber, New York Times bestselling author
“Oodles of action…now that's what I call a thriller. Sizzling hot!” ―Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Disciple, on Blowout
“David Hagberg is a proven master of the thriller genre and Senator Byron Dorgan brings a unique, insider's view on politics and the world. Together they've woven a complicated tale, told deceptively simple, that will leave you wanting more. Plenty of sizzle in this page-turner.” ―Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key, on Blowout
“Combining masterly writing skills with deep knowledge of their subject, authors Dorgan and Hagberg serve up a unique, thought-provoking and, above all, ceaselessly exciting novel about today's hidden security threat: our willingness to overlook evil in our addiction to foreign energy supplies. The pace will make you sweat, the plot will make you think, and the peril is very real.” ―Ralph Peters, New York Times bestselling author of Cain at Gettysburg, on Blowout
“Dorgan and Hagberg have written an edge-of-the-seat thriller about energy that will stretch your imagination and keep you guessing until the very last page.” ―Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle on Blowout
“This book hits the bull's-eye on our energy challenge. How to end our addiction to foreign oil by finding new ways to produce energy here at home while at the same time protecting our environment? Blowout combines a healthy imagination about an energy future with fast-paced action.” ―Former Governor of New Mexico and U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson on Blowout
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I don't know how much of Senator Dorgan's work went into this, but it is almost as good as Hagberg's best, and his best is really good. It reads as well, maybe better, than Hagberg's last solo effort, Castro's Daughter. If you like espionage thrillers, you'll have a good time with this one. This book is a sequel to Blowout by the same authors. It's stands alone fine, but this one might be a spoiler if you read them in reverse order.
So I went into this book wanting to love it, even though I hardly ever read this type of book. 95% of what I read is non-fiction and the other 5% are usually classic novels. I have not read a non classic novel for about 20 years.
Things I liked about this book were that it had a short cast of characters, and they were introduced in a way that could be remembered as they entered and left the telling of the story. There was no need to write down characters on a piece of paper etc. The book was highly readable, I read the last 40% in one sitting, read the whole thing in less than a week - I like that. The plot was tight , there wasn't a lot of wandering around into side stories. SOME of the technical information presented was accurate and could help people understand the very real threat to our grid.
The character development was sort of juvenile with the main character presented as a cross between Chip Hilton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chip_Hilton) and Jack Bauer. There are some suspending disbelief plot moves (CIA authorizes a small town sheriff from ND on an overseas mission) because both authors want to work the whole small town North Dakota aspect into an international thriller.Read more ›
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This story was well laid out and it kept me hooked to the end. Only one geographic error regarding the Colorado River. I don't think it flows into Texas.Published 2 months ago by twinpine25
Good enough that I will read more by this author. Liked seeing a Vet in such a plot critical role.Published 17 months ago by Jim Cox
Enjoyed the book; a really good read. Based on the ending, I expect to see Gridlock II in the future.Published 19 months ago by Britania
Captivating from the start while its a fictional scenario, it is also a real world issue we all face todayPublished 19 months ago by carlos perea
The authors have spun a tale of definite possibilities. The book has some slow spots, especially at the beginning. About half way through it picks up speed ands in warp speed . Read morePublished on January 10, 2014 by Seagees
The threat of terrorism to our electric grid is real and could be the basis for a great thriller. Unfortunately, this book involves a preposterous plot, unbelievable characters,... Read morePublished on November 14, 2013 by mark twain