- File Size: 2207 KB
- Print Length: 339 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Lomas & Turner; 1 edition (March 25, 2014)
- Publication Date: March 25, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JAOM4SS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #784,374 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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American Terrorist: Where is the Girl? Kindle Edition
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Carl has the misfortune of being an exact double of a notorious drug dealer who was involved in the kidnapping. Agents from a shadowy counter-terrorism arrest Carl and subject him to eleven days of torture designed to break mind, spirit and body. But, their plans backfire. Although somewhat broken in body, Carl finds within himself a reserve of strength that he never knew he possessed. Then his torturers make a deadly mistake—actually two—they let him go, and then they run an operation that gets his son, Mark, killed.
Now, Carl has two aims in life: the first is to get the people who took everything from him; the second comes later—he will find the missing girl and return her to her family. His initial success in striking back at his tormentors earns him the title, ‘The American Terrorist,’ not a sobriquet that’s a guarantee for a long life.
There are some books that you should never start reading unless you’re sure you have time to finish them. American Terrorist: Where is the Girl? By Jeffrey Poston is one of them. I started this book last night at 9:00 pm, thinking I’d read a couple of hours, put it away, and finish it today. I reached the last sentence at 1:00 am—unaware of the passage of time.
Great writing. Characters come alive, reaching out from the page and smacking you on the kisser. Dialogue is so realistic you can feel the spittle spraying your face as they sputter. And, the descriptions are so vivid, you smell the sweat of fear. Within an expertly crafted adventure/thriller is also a discourse on government over-reach, the arrogance of power, and the dangers of using what our government euphemistically calls ‘enhanced’ interrogation techniques – in other words, torture. Not only does it risk damaging the mind and body of the victim, but it serves to dehumanize the one who applies it—and it makes more enemies, at a time when they are definitely not needed.
This was book number one of two, and I’m planning to read two as well. Just one question: will there be a number three?
The story introduces Carl Johnson, who is a regular guy living a normal life, but then his world turns upside down when the homeland security team captures him and tortures him for kidnapping a high profile girl. However, Carl has never met the girl and so he ends up escaping the security team, but in order to get out of the mess he has to do one thing – find the girl before they find him again.
Poston did a wonderful job with this book and has definitely made a book worthy of being read again. Hopefully, this turns into a movie someday.
That being said, this book was such a page turner. The writing style makes it simple to sit down and read this book in one or two sittings (if you’re lucky). Everything seems to fly by thanks to all of the action. The story line was well thought out and I couldn’t help but root for Johnson throughout the book.
The book features just about anything you’d want in a read. Believable dialogue, a strong voice, quick wit and humor and plenty of action. I’d recommend it to anyone who loves dramas, thrillers, mysteries…well anything. Just read it, it’s a statement of the time.
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