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-- "The more you get to know her, the more you like her." -- "Alex Hoffmann is a resourceful quick-thinking spy." -- "It's fascinating to read about Alex..." -- "What I really liked about the novel is the strong female character that Alex is; she's fierce, capable, determined, intelligent and relatable too." -- "Alex Hoffman makes a great lead in this thrilling novel." -- "Alex Hoffman is back, this time facing a new, potentially more dangerous threat than in her last adventure."
From the Author
Like most authors, after finishing a new book I ask a few close friends to read it and share their first impressions.
One of them asked, "It's not really about ghosts, is it?"
I figured I should get this out of the way before anything else. There is nothing about ghosts in The Ghost Pattern. Nothing even remotely paranormal or poltergeist.
A ghost pattern is a type of apparently hollow image, resembling the ethereal quality of a ghost, captured via remote sensing technology. That's all I can share without taking away from the suspense of the story.
Definitely not about ghosts, but I hope you'll enjoy!
I cannot imagine the amount of research that went into the creation of The Ghost Pattern. I am no warrior myself and so much of the strategic dynamics of this story are beyond my life experience. However, there is enough there that is understandable for one such as me. It's exciting and compelling, and one of those adventures that kept me going with a profound need to discover what happens next. I am fairly new to the thriller genre but finding that I enjoy this kind of novel very much. I especially like to be challenged to read chapter after chapter that holds me captive like The Ghost Pattern does.
I especially found characters that I could relate to and have sympathy for. Also, the antagonists were decidedly evil and I got a thrill when they got what they deserved. I suppose that is why this is classed as a thriller. I know I certainly felt that way. There is a team of characters in this story that mesh well together to the extent of being in each other's minds. This goes beyond the state of the art communication devices they use and the weapons that bring a high level of professionalism to their mission. It's a great feeling to slip into the action and feel as if you are there and part of the story. That is how it affected me. This, of course, is certainly due to the author's skill.
I always read with a view to learn more about the craft of writing and have my own modest success in that direction. I admire so very much a work such as this one I have just read that shows me how it is truly done.
Looking forward to reading more of Leslie Wolfe's stories.
This was a well written, well researched book. I enjoy everything about it except staying awake until 4 AM because I couldn't sleep until I knew how it ended. The military aspect of the book was not so technical that I was stupefied and clear enough I understood what was going on. I was very engaged with the characters even some that it was hard to like at first. I will positively read more of Mr. Wolfe's writing and have every confidence that they will all be as good as this one. ( I will start reading earlier in the day tho ) this is my honest freely given review.
Don't want to give anything away, but I was yelling, cringing in pain, and fist-pumping in the air at the end of the book! I've never done that while reading a book, action movies, yes, but this book was so exciting! This is not a Medical Thriller as it states in the title, it's a political thriller, extremely well done. I would LOVE, LOVE to see this series of books made into movies, I just would hope that Leslie Wolfe would be right there to make sure that it's made correctly. I highly recommend this author. Fabulous books!
The book does have an ending but leads to a sequel. The book can work as a stand alone. The story was different, with a female lead on a private security job that turned into an invasion. 2nd half went really fast, but first half was good as well. Not quite a 5. I have trouble understanding how people can continue under painful conditions when I am unbearable with a paper cut. Believability is about a 3.0. But it’s fiction so I really don’t care too much, just want to be entertained.
This action packed book, written from 2 points of view, was quite good. Not at all what I expected when I started. I did find myself skimming in a few places (too much political or historical density) but don't let that fact dissuade you from reading this book. I recommend it.
The book is so well written the narrative flows smoothly and logically. The mystery seems to present no clues, but an elite team develops an alternative theory to what seems the obvious answer. Testing yields very interesting results. This book is a real winner, and it ended all too soon. Read it.
This book was so exciting from beginning to end. I couldn't put this one down. This is the best team I have ever read about in books. Everyone brings something different to the table. I can't wait to read the next one.