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Tier One Wild: A Delta Force Novel Hardcover – October 16, 2012
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Dramatic and revealing, Tier One Wild takes listeners on an international thrill ride from the black ops nerve center of JSOC to the bloody streets of Cairo in a story only a former Delta Force commander could tell. goodreads (audio edition)
Fury has impressive credentials for writing about a frantic effort to ward off a terrorist mega-attack. Publishers Weekly
“Black Site is an amazing thriller from a new allstar in the genre. Packed with speed, surprise, and overwhelming violence of action, this is one book you will not be able to put down! Want to know what Spec Ops really look like? Read Dalton Fury. Simply put--nobody does it better.” ―Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Full Black on Black Site
“Step aside, Jack Ryan--Kolt Raynor is the true hero of the new millennium. Written with an authentic voice, the debut novel by Dalton Fury, Black Site, left me breathless and awed by its battlefield- ardened reality. I kept having to remind myself this was fiction. Here is a book to put you in the trenches, slogging with the best, armed to the teeth, challenging you to keep up. If you want to know what it's truly like to be a Delta Force operator, pick up this book today.” ―James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Colony on Black Site
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Dalton Fury retired from the military after more than twenty years of service. He served fifteen of those years in Special Operations Forces where he had the distinct honor of serving with some of the finest human beings in the world. Simply by chance, as a Delta Force troop commander, he served as the Ground Force Commander during the Battle of Tora Bora.
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HOWEVER... while the author's raw talent is clearly on display, I'm a little surprised he still exhibits the rough edges of an FNG author: some of the characters are woefully underdeveloped, a few characters who figure prominently for a few chapters -- and *are* well developed -- disappear suddenly without a trace, and the climax of the story happens literally at the end and there is no resolution phase (Fury did this with his previous book too -- and no, the epilogue of Black Site was a prelude to this book, not the resolution to the last one). From my perspective, this lack of resolution leaves me somewhat frustrated at the end of an otherwise excellent book which is why I'm only giving it four stars.
Dear Mr. Fury: as a former operator you know the value of teamwork and letting folks who are specialists in skills you don't have to do the tasks you cannot. Please, please, *PLEASE* team up with an experienced fiction writer and/or writing coach who can help you take your skills from "pretty darn good" to "tier one" before you publish your next book.
The Good: The world of JSOC is as secretive as they come, and this work of fiction provides a fantastic insight into this world without breaking the rules of "Operational Security." The overall "strategic" level of plot and story for this book are good. It has an engaging story of a threat that keep some people awake at night (the shooting down of American Aircraft), characters that aren't super men, but all of the relatable vices that make them human.
The Bad: I remember reading his first work of fiction: Black Site, and wanting to read more. Unfortunately, this book was, at times, just painful to read.
The Ugly: The "tactical" level of this book, the writing, was just awful. The author TELLs the story and doesn't SHOW it. There is a lot of "and then. Then. Next. Then." Some major characters are never fleshed out and are nothing but names. Some minor characters we know everything we need to know and everything we don't. I feel as though the book was rushed into the market, the only editing done being spelling and grammar.
Conclusion: Good read to kill time and if you're interested in the world of JSOC. However, the Author needs to take a few classes on creative writing and how to Show and not Tell.
The book does have action and is fast paced, but there was nothing about the book that would tempt me to read it again. It was all black and white. The good guys were good, the bad guys bad. There wasn't anything that sets it apart from any other generic, fictional combat genre book.
You want extreme, realistic, special operator action--Dalton Fury delivers in Tier One Wild. From page one, Mr. Fury takes you on the ultimate Delta Force thrill ride at breakneck speed. Hold on to your seat readers, you're in for Mr. Toad's wild ride.
Tier One Wild is a saga continuation of Mr. Fury's first Delta Force book Black Site, with all the usual suspect returning for more covert action. Kolt "Racer" Raynor, legendary Delta Force (DF) operator, is back to continue his assault on radical Muslim extremists. In this novel the DF operators hunt, track and are tasked to recover and/or destroy 50+ stolen Soviet made Libyan "Grinch" SA-24 Surface to Air Missiles (SAM). The book opens with Racer's return to Delta Force after being forced to leave for questionable excessive command exuberance which earned him identification as "persona non grata" in the spec ops world: The proverbial spec ops kiss of death. He is allowed to return after a 3 year banishment, older and wiser. Still, Racer, as he is known in the spec ops world, is a hard charging leader with an aggressive "can do" attitude that he has learned to temper and reign in. Tier One Wild is indeed one amazing, realistic wild ride as Racer and The Boys get the job done anyway they can.
No gratuitous sex, language, or violence. Although there is an amazing amount of covert combat action, this is NOT Delta Force gone wild. Rather, it is a realistic, well throughout novel on how Operators work in the shadowy world of cover special operations.
Character development was superb and in many ways carried this novel. Mr. Fury did an outstanding job of developing ALL the major players, warts and all.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not his best effort. Slow development of plot and characters. Conclusion disappointingPublished 8 hours ago by William Fugazy Jr
Great plot and exciting from start to finish. Have read the first and second book in the series now and can't wait to read the rest... Great bookPublished 4 days ago by Katy
I swear this author has stole my heart with these books. Everything is real and so descriptive, nothing is left out. Start to finish it was a wild ride! Thank you!Published 23 days ago by lelej
Excellent book, fast paced, well-written and hard to put down. Enjoyed it very much and hope he writes more.Published 2 months ago by Millenniakat
The story was well written , even though a plot to shoot down Marine One seems far fetched. I liked the character development and technical knowledge share of an actual Tier One... Read morePublished 2 months ago by RANDALL J. MOUGIN