- File Size: 876 KB
- Print Length: 417 pages
- Publisher: Pinnacle (August 7, 2009)
- Publication Date: August 24, 2009
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002KS3ASO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #452,220 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Hostile Intent Kindle Edition
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I am puzzled by some of the reviews that state that the author used intricate vocabulary. I only read the reviews after finishing the book, and I can honestly say that I did NOT find the language contrived or anything different from other fast paced Action/Thrillers.
If you love and wait patiently for the newest Thrillers, get this book. You have nothing to lose (its free), and will be on the edge of your seat for the whole ride. I looked up the author, and was willing to buy full price, but it seems that this is his first (and only) novel of this genre.
I say this as a conservative who largely agrees with the author, Michael Walsh's, not so subtle message about the West's 50 year attempt at suicide through a combination of low birth rates, a culture that celebrates mediocrity, and our cult of guilt over doing what it takes to survive in a dangerous world.
But the various characters' long inner monologues on these and many more topics get old by the middle of the book, and I found myself skimming over these sections to get to an actual plot development. In fact, Hostile Intent reminded me a little of the writings of Ayn Rand, in that the stories are simply a vehicle for her morality lessons. Combine Alex Berenson with Ayn Rand, and you probably get something similar to Michael Walsh.
Walsh says he wrote Hostile Intent to honor the intelligence officers and secret agents that live lives of extreme danger and even greater loneliness. This is certainly a laudable goal, especially considering the beating the CIA is now taking over their interrogation practices, but if he wanted to honor these men, he might have started by making the hero of the story likeable. Instead, we get Devlin, an arrogant and fundamentally immoral, highly trained and lethal government agent of an elite, unknown agency who does what he does not for any love of country, but only because it is what he was raised to do.Read more ›
I did like the characters. It was sometimes difficult to work out who they all were, especially since some had more than one name - codenames, alias, etc. But, overall they were enjoyable.
What I thought was unnecessary where the references to the Beslan school massacre in Russia. I dont think it is ok to use the misery of others, and children, in a work of fiction.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Action and unpredictable plot twists, with a fast paced story. It also contains snippets of information, based on scientific fact and political hypotheses.Published 7 months ago by Michael James McDonald
Enjoyed reading this genre, which is not my typical fare. I was glad that the author used a wide range of vocabulary to express himself.Published 10 months ago by Charles Junkin
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It is quite sometime now that I read such a quality book. It has been well researched and very expertly organized and written. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Nagaswami Venkat
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Have read other books by this author and they were all exceptional. This book was bought through my android phone. Of course
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