I am generally not a big fan of fiction books, especially those related to the special ops/intelligence community. Having served 28 years in the CIA Counterterrorist and Security Centers, plus another 10 years in law enforcement and in the U. S. Navy, I find most of the novels in this particular genre wildly inaccurate and extremely silly (Tom Clancy being the exception). I usually close them up after the first chapter or two, never to pick them up again. This was not the case, however, after reading Hunt the Falcon, by Don Mann and Ralph Pezzullo. The latest in the SEAL Team Six series, Hunt the Falcon turned out to be an excellent read from beginning to end. This fast paced book provides a riveting and accurate description of how special operations units actually conduct counterterrorist operations in the field. As a former member of SEAL Team Six, Don Mann certainly possesses the expertise and experience to speak with an authoritative voice when discussing clandestine naval special operations, and this fact is clearly evident in his writing. Don's description of tactics and weaponry typically used in the spec-ops community is spot-on, which sets his book apart from most other novels in this particular genre. If you are interested in reading a suspenseful, action filled novel written by the "real deal" instead of some amateur wanna-be, pick up this book, or any of those in the SEAL Team Six series. I am currently reading Hunt the Scorpion, which I believe is book two in the series, and can attest that this novel is a real page turner as well. Anyone who is interested in reading a riveting story from a professional sec-ops warrior would do well to pick up this book, or any of Don Mann's books, including his non-fiction work, Inside SEAL Team Six.