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- ASIN : B07VQ231C8
- Publication date : July 26, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2830 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 464 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,521 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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A few issues soon three this story off track. An ominous clue was describing "one of the most level headed reporters" from CNN. Really ? CNN? Not even the Washington Post or NBC? Slate even?
It went downhill from there. The Waco debacle was written off as a few "religious nuts" . Then we are informed that an overpowering enemy has penetrated the most secret federal government intelligence and can not only read its secrets but issue its own orders even calling for a missile strike on a government building in Washington,DC! And who can marshal such an overwhelming assault? The Russians? The Chinese? A South American drug cartel even? No, it's white nationalists! Sorry! Even the Martians in H. G. Wells ' "The War of the Worlds" would have been more believable!
And finally President Nash faces an unprecedented conspiracy to destroy a president "not by political means,but by force" ? Not following the Mueller report very closely, are we?
Sorry! Maybe the author's next novel will be based on a more evenhanded worldview than CNN!
The story continues with Jason Trapp, a former CIA agent, trying to keep off of the radar of the CIA because they assume he is dead. He prefers it that way. But, the events that unfold in Boston, where he happened to be, made it so the patriot part of him could not sit back and let people be killed or injured when he could do something about it. From then on Jason tries to find out who is behind the terrorist attacks on our country, and who is also trying to kill him. He finally teams up with an FBI agent, Dani Carter, and they, along with a select few of other specialized agents, start to peal back the layers of this deep plot.
As with any crime novel, there is going to be guns, explosions, and killing. I appreciated that the author did not write about the people's deaths in graphic detail. Jack Slater gives enough of a picture to let you know what the scene looks like and that the terrorists used a variety of killing methods, but he does not spend more time on it than is necessary. Basically, the author is not asking us to focus on the gruesomeness of the deaths, but rather to focus on who could be orchestrating this whole disaster, and wanting the good guys to win.
I would highly recommend this book if you like crime novels, mystery and suspense, and good guy vs. bad guy kinds of stories. For Jack Slater's first thriller novel he has done an outstanding job, and I can't wait to read his next book in the series.
"Trapp had known the deal the moment he signed up. Maybe
not at first, with the Army; but, by the time he joined Delta,
Trapp knew what path he was on. Tramp had done his time.
He'd given almost twenty years of service to his country. He
never expected anything in return - once you enter the Special
Activities Division (of the CIA), you become a ghost - a disposable
asset. All record that you ever existed is wiped out."
This book is wall to wall action, and you will not want to put it down. A series of attacks throw the country into chaos, and to make matters even worse, it appears as if the FB I throughout the country is complicit with the perpetrators. As you might expect, Jason Trapp becomes involved to thwart the intentions of the bad guys.
I highly recommend this book, and am looking forward to the next book from this talented author.
**** Possible Spoilers ****
For, example, a young inexperienced female is placed in a SAIC role by the director. Right.
The same young inexperienced female reflects that a " good-guy with a gun" scenario is a myth. That nonsense has been debunked many many times. The author then goes on to make numerous technical mistakes and some related to firearms; a definite no-no for action book authors.
Another problem I have is I don't share this author's enthusiasm for (censored) News Network but you can guess who it is, or rather isn't. Finally, the author has an almost hysterical idea of what the "deep state" refers to. No more books for me from this author.
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So, the story starts by a terror attack on a train. Hundreds killed. This is carried out by Middle Eastern men. Later on, there is a plot to kill the president which is planned by white men. Now, I could have missed something but are the two events related? There are other events and damn if Jason Trapp isn’t in just the right place at the right time to cut down the bad guys. Hell, he even manages to persuade a policeman to hand over his sidearm. Come on.
Then there’s the Vice President. Well, he’s been quite naughty and someone has one of his dalliances on camera. Not much to hold over the guy I thought. Might have improved his ratings. And there’s a female FBI agent. Seems to me that she was thrown in for good measure with a bit of a backstory that can play out in future books in the series. Then there’s Trapp himself. No Reacher, that’s for sure. This book isn’t along the same plot lines as a Reacher book so it’s apples and pears anyway.
There’s action and tough talk but plenty of books do it better.
Two stars because I am feeling generous.
Please Note, this is a whole story in a single book and doesn't leave you hanging around for the next episode like so many new authors seem to do these days. An easy 5-star