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Blake Crouch: "I read this book on a 12-hour flight, after I'd already been up for 18 hours. Anything less than flat-out riveting and I would've instantly been asleep. It was like literary adrenaline."Continue Reading Konrath's and Crouch's Review of The Detachment
All effective personal protection, all effective security, all true self-defense, is based on the ability and willingness to think like the opposition.
I'm writing this article on my laptop in a crowded coffee shop I like. There are a number of other people around me similarly engaged. I think to myself, If I wanted to steal a laptop, this would be a pretty good place to do it. You come in, order coffee and a muffin, sit, and wait. Eventually, one of these computer users is going to get up and make a quick trip to the bathroom. He'll be thinking, "Hey, I'll only be gone for a minute." He doesn't know that a minute is all I need to get up and walk out with his $3,000 laptop. (Note how criminals are adept at thinking like their victims. You need to treat them with the same respect.)
Okay. I've determined where the opposition is planning on carrying out his crime (this coffee shop), and I know how he's going to do it (snatch and dash). I now have options:
Reading it now. Great cast of characters and like always fast paced and full of details.Published 12 hours ago by Javier Ibarluzea
this was an exceptional addition to the series. I'm off to the next :) six more words are required to post this :)Published 22 hours ago by Georgia C.
Another great tale of John Rain, Dox and a few new additions to the crew. Great book and an entertaining read. Well worth it!Published 9 days ago by G. Nolan
Then moved fast. John Rain does not disappoint. Not a lot of guess work in the plot, but still entertaining.Published 10 days ago by Phoebe's Mom
first time reading a john rain novel. the wholesale acceptance of murder as a 'tool' was something that does not appeal.Published 11 days ago by rpm
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Complex plots and dynamic action with a unique anti-hero. The character development continues throughout the Rain series of books with the audience improbably rooting for the... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Michael D. Waks