Lethal Authority: The Wade Hanna Series - Book 2 (Volume 2) 1st Edition
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- Paperback : 332 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0983081646
- ISBN-13 : 978-0983081647
- Product Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.83 x 8 inches
- Item Weight : 12.5 ounces
- Publisher : Corporate Sciences, Incorporated; 1st Edition (May 28, 2015)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,994,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Semi-Spoiler alert: It was rather convenient how, in the story older, more experienced agents from different agencies started to defer to the main character even though he hadn't fully graduated from the training program yet... I don't know how plausible that is, but it did help to keep the story flowing as they followed up less and then worked together and hunted down the bad guys. The ending was very satisfying in how it tied up all loose ends but it did introduce some new plot lines in the last chapter that will be answered in the next book. Overall, a satisfying good read that will keep you engrossed from cover to cover.
book Silent Sanction but also tie together nicely if you read the first book in this series. In this book you
feel the minds of the characters turn as each suspenseful plot unfolds. I love the jungle scene disarming
the bomb. I want to know more about what happens to Wade Hanna's lover Megan and can't wait for the
next novel. You can' t go wrong with this novel and author.
Writing a series of books around a strong character always presents the risk of placing the reader in the position of `catching up' to the drift of the book by reading the previous volumes. In Joseph's case he very wisely provides enough information in his opening chapter to give the reader a solid image of the hero who stands at the center of the stories. `New Orleans, 1974 - A year had passed since Wade Hanna returned from his perilous submarine deployment. Early school problems had already kept him back a year in grade school. The unexpected recent call to active submarine duty caused yet another three-month delay from reaching his goal of a high school diploma. School delays seemed behind him now as Wade relished the thought of finally graduating from high school and moving on with his life. But Wade had more to worry about than final exams. His last year was spent working undercover as an inscribed agent for the New Orleans Police Department which put him squarely on the wrong side of now imprisoned New Orleans mob boss T.J. Coletta. He was on Coletta's hit list and whoever remained of Coletta's splintered gang had orders to shoot Hanna on sight. A handsome payout was waiting for anyone who brought him down. Wade went about his school classes and a few social activities in a quiet manner always looking over his shoulder for the unwelcomed intervention from the mob.' In two paragraphs we get to know Wade rather well.
Keeping the action of the story terse, Joseph offers a plot summary: `Wade Hanna discovers the mysterious death of an Army Special Forces sniper was not suicide but the work of a secret black ops team operating within U.S. Military Intelligence. The use of exotic drugs is traced back to the death squad leader who reveals a sinister terrorist plot taking place in the peaceful Caribbean country of Belize.'
Action, suspense, a strong hero, a fine romantic interest, with a strong supporting cast of characters makes this a thriller that races past the eyes out of need to discover the resolution. Excellent writing from a man who not only has the depth of background but also the talent of a gifted writer. Very solid book. Grady Harp, June 15