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Thy Kingdom Come (Sam Thorpe series) [Kindle Edition]

Don Helin
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Book Description

Colonel Sam Thorpe, a member of the anti-terrorist task force, must go undercover and train the Patriots, a homegrown militia in central Pennsylvania. His job: get close to self-appointed general Quentin Oliver and uncover the core of evil. Oliver, a disgruntled ex-Marine colonel, plans to steal cesium-137 from a local university and construct seven dirty bombs. During training sessions, Sam also uncovers a link between Oliver and the French Separatist Movement in Quebec. The world is in trouble, and Sam is isolated with only one person in his corner: FBI covert agent Alex Prescott, a kick-ass woman with spiked blond hair and a personality to match. Will she be enough? Or is the world about to realize its worst nightmare?

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From Publishers Weekly

Helin brings together an international cast of terrorists, from white supremacists to the Quebec Liberation Front, in this disorganized and casually misogynistic debut thriller. Retired Col. Sam Thorpe infiltrates the training camp of the Patriots, a well-armed militia group led by disgruntled ex-marine Quentin Oliver. Their goal is to steal nuclear material and construct a dirty bomb. Aided by sexy undercover FBI agent Alex Prescott (whose professional skills get far fewer mentions than her breasts) and CIA agent Bob O'Brien, Thorpe plays a dangerous game, training the militia members while secretly feeding intelligence to his government contacts. Despite a timely and topical threat and Helin's knowledgeable descriptions of military training and antiterrorism procedure, the uneven plotting and superficial characterizations fail to generate suspense. (Mar.)
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"Reminiscent of the best work of Stephen Hunter and Vince Flynn. Terrific in all respects."  —Jon Land, bestselling author, A Walk in the Darkness

Product Details

  • File Size: 553 KB
  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Medallion Press (February 1, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004IK8TU6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,440,802 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars stirring thriller March 8, 2009
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Although he retired from the army four months ago, his former superior officer General Paul Gerber persuaded Colonel (R) Sam Thorpe to accept a position with a conglomerate that supplied weapons and training to militias. The US government is targeting the Patriots who have ties to a Canadian terrorist organization. The leader of the Patriots has a mission to accomplish so Sam's "boss" Aly Kassim sends him to train the troops of self anointed General Quentin Oliver.

Sam's real job is to find out what that mission is and prevent it from happening. The foreign link involves the Quebec Separatist Movement, who want weapons of mass destruction that chemist Sidney Kramor will create; Sam smuggles him over the border. Coming to collect the weapons is the head of the Separatist Movement Marc Dubois. Sam knows he is playing a game in which a tiny error could result in many deaths including his own as construction of cesium-137 dirty bombs is underway.

Readers obtains a good look at how a militia acts and its leaders think as they are true believers in their quest; in this case they accept as divine truth that they are Jesus' crusading soldiers who must right the wrong that minorities have caused to white people. Sam is a double agent who gets deep inside the concentric circles that make up the militia, but is not privy to the innermost leadership so is unaware of the actual mission, but knows whatever it is will cause widespread death and destruction. Don Helin has written a stirring thriller that hooks the audience who wonder if Sam can save the day.

Harriet Klausner
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average February 22, 2013
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I was hoping for a thriller that drew you into the plot unfortunately , it did not deliver and I became bored
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2.0 out of 5 stars Vague January 5, 2013
By Victra
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The author rambled and lost me pretty quick. Don't give up, I know how it is. Somebody needs to edit your spelling. I am a teacher, and this is a major issue.
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3.0 out of 5 stars good story but..... December 3, 2012
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The plot was good but the story drags way too much. All in all a good read, but I found myself skimming paragraphs to get on with the story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Well Paced Thriller May 1, 2014
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A new writer for me, who really can "paint" a character into believability. Interestingly written and I am looking forward to my next Colonel Thorpe novel!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thy Kingdom Ome: Book One in the Sam Thorpe series February 22, 2014
By Dr. E.
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I like the suspense, and the author's mastery of story telling. I'll definitely recommend the book to friends. Good book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good book! November 5, 2013
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Couldn't put it down. I will be looking for more Sam Thorpe Series books; if they all are as good as this one, you've gotta winner!
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