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Forty Days to Armageddon by [Jay, Reynold]
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 FIVE STARS. Carol: a confirmed Kindle Reader
"I think the author should be nominated for best book of the year! His tenacity to research in-depth, difficult details with such clarity and timing keeps the reader wondering what's coming next. He makes the story authentic in its disguise.
A brilliant book, one that deserves great acknowledgments. I loved it!"

About the Author

Winner of HubNugget Award Best New Thriller Fiction Writer.  Reynold Jay is the leader of a team dedicated to publishing the fascinating  Forty Days to Armageddon and 1883 Wurtherington Diary. He has authored a dozen books and co-authored a non-fiction book with Amara, "Eternal Defilement." Once a Special Education teacher--now an author/publisher/restoration professional, he hopes to inspire his readers with this series meant for young and old alike.

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  • File Size: 1461 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Confectionery World Publishing Division (August 9, 2014)
  • Publication Date: August 9, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005P1BP76
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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This political thriller by Reynold Jay is a big winner. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with a reading of this novel! For me, it was enlightening and became more frightening with every page. There is something here for everyone. It makes one wonder what will happen when Iran does possesses an atomic weapon. We see this in the news, but seldom does anyone spell it out so clearly what could happen. As Reynold Jay points out, the leaders of Iran tell us that they wish to wipe the Zionists from the face of the Earth, and there is no reason to think they do not intend to do it.

This is a story that will take you all over the globe and involves persons of high and low rank. You'll meet world leaders who make the commands and then see the agonizing decisions made by admirals, F-16 pilots, and Red Cross workers. Houston Robinson, known as Watchdogg, is the politician who brings it all together for the reader. You'll follow him around the world as he makes deals with world leaders and military commanders.

I have read all the political thrillers by David Baldacci, Rosenberg, and others and this novel competes with their very best! This is a thought provoking thriller that will leave you spellbound by the time you reach the last page. Five stars.
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The world is a dangerous place. Even moreso when you have a President that isn't sure of his own decisions and is afraid to be second guessed. In a book where the whole world order changes, it is nice to have a character that can see the world as a chessboard - and Houston Robinson plays that role, albeit coming late to the party.
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Good premise but poorly done. I gave up after wasting 30 minutes of my time on it. It was another freebie, so at least I did not pay for the privilege of wasting my time on it.

It tries to follow the Clancy formula of having a bunch of things going on around the world simultaneously, but does not do a very good job of it.

This is typical of what passes for dialog in what little I read of this book:

Captain Davis spoke first. "You are the commander-in-chief. I would not presume to know more about this than you, Mr. President. If there is any way at all acceptable to you my men are ready to do their duty. We could scale it down to one Blackhawk--go unarmed--stay under the radar. Take no risks--we simply want to be there for Robinson."

"One Blackhawk--no guns. Abort the mission at the first sign of a problem. You could do that in all good conscience?"

"We would be undetected--stealth."

Bumgardner jumped in. "It would be a risk, Mr. President. Every operation like this has risks."

Landenberger spoke, "No cowboy antics. I want professionals--your best men with cool heads. In and out--win or lose."

A fairly typical sentence from the book. Anyone know what a "navy military" is?

The Blackhawk sat in the courtyard with a half dozen armed navy military surrounded by the JFAL.

There were some misspelled words, grammar errors, and words capitalized that should not be. Typical things an editor would catch. But, they are not as annoying as the way a good premise is ruined by poor story telling.
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Forty Days to Armageddon is action packed from beginning to end. The author examines what would happen should Iran set off an atomic weapons test. How would the world community react? For Tom Clancy readers, this is going to be a thrill to read, a real page turner that focuses on the story, mainly Watchdogg who hop-scotches about the world for our president meeting in backrooms with world leaders. RJ is another great story teller like John Grisham, David Baldacci, Joel Rosenberg, Clive Cussler and others.

Mr. Jay shines in presenting memorable characters, and in this tale the "Admiral," a Somali pirate, is one I would not forget. The Russian General is another and certainly the main character, Houston Robinson, who known as Watchdogg by his friends, deserves acclaim.

We get to know Robinson intimately. We see him caring for his aging parents and dealing with Alzheimer's, and then we see him fall in love with an old sweetheart. The interest in Carol Turner takes the story to a new level and turns the tale into a well-rounded story of romance and political intrigue. However, this is a political thriller above all else.

RJ demonstrates that romance does have a place in a political thriller as he expertly weaves a tale that will leave all of us breathless by the time we reach the last page. This is unquestionable five star reading for those of us who devour political thrillers and for my personal reading experience I would say this tale is going to be hard to beat. I highly recommended this prophetic novel to all
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Iran has finally managed to successfully build and test a nuclear bomb. Meanwhile a coup is occurring in Venezuela, and Somali pirates are holding oil tankers for ransom disrupting vital petroleum supplies. As gasoline prices rise and panic ensues, help is offered from an unlikely source, the Russian president.

While any of these plot premises could be the basis of an exciting thriller, unfortunately this book is plagued with implausible twists, unrealistic actions, unexplained scenarios, and poor research. If the book were written as a satire, much of this could be overlooked as part of the joke, but as a similar-to-real world thriller, it simply doesn't work.

The main character and would-be superhero of the book is ex-CIA agent Houston Robinson, who holds an unofficial position at the White House as some sort of trouble-shooter and ad visor to the President. This globe-trotter meets with world leaders, negotiates deals, always seems to be in the right place at the right time, and can call up a rescue by the military with a simple phone call while having a private jet and crew at his disposal at any time provided by the government. And he's got a catchy nickname, Watchdogg. There are all sorts of issues such as security clearances, transparency, chain of command, liability, and government expense and travel regulations that make this type of "unofficial" situation unlikely to occur or, if discovered by Congress or the press, be allowed to continue.

Other examples of unlikely plot points have captives being allowed to keep their cell phones and making calls, dozens of oil tanker ships being taken over and steered by unexplained remote means, and lots of people from nations all over the world who all seem to speak each others' languages instantly.
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