- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 9, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1478214066
- ISBN-13: 978-1478214069
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 69 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,952,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Savage Bay: A Titan Six Action Thriller Paperback – July 9, 2012
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About the Author
Christopher Forrest has lived on a sailboat, explored Mayan ruins in the jungles of Central America, been struck by lightning, free-dived the barrier reefs off the coast of Belize, and solo-hiked through the Everglades. He is the bestselling author of The Genesis Code, Savage Bay and Bones of Angels. Hard at work on his next Titan Six novel, Forrest lives in Sarasota, Florida, with his wife Amy and four chihuahuas who think they are people.
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If you want more, you will be disappointed. Soon we learn that there was treachery, which is how the Chinese got in. This could be the makings of a great story, but all that happens is that it is noted, the squad chase after the wrong person initially, and in doing so, shoot up a lot more Chinese. Apart from the very end, there is almost no character development, in part because there is no time because there are too many Chinese to shoot up. There are some curious things. The squad have nanobots in their blood stream that can release all sorts of chemicals to repair damage (broken bones are only a minor irritation to this squad!) and they can keep someone supplied with oxygen for thirty minutes. If that were true, the oxygen would have to be under such pressure it would totally destroy all the other chemicals, which, like the ammunition, seem to be there in infinite amounts. There are a number of other sillies that annoyed me that could be avoided with no loss to the story, but are there seemingly to impress the reader. I guess I was the wrong reader, because they annoyed me. One example: a Titan sniper shoots one of two Chinese at, from memory, 1800 meters. The second one is also shot, but not before he can get a shot off that hits the stock of the Titan's rifle. Come off it. To hit something at 1800 meters is near impossible, and it would need considerable correcting factors, as well as a secure base for the rifle (always assuming, for some reason, you had a suitable rifle). You also have to find the sniper, and if such a sniper has not hid sufficiently well that she was seen instantly at 1800 meters, then she does not qualify as a sniper. In short, if you want more than computer-game action, you will be disappointed.
Tank, the Brother and Shooter the teammate save Hawkeyes ass as he passed out from hypoxia on that HALO jump.
So begins one hell of a great read.
Hawkeye and his team of enhanced Spec-Ops soldiers, Titan 6, all work for Catherine Caine.
Caine is a billionaress who runs Titan Global.
Titan Global owns companies, research facilities and a private army of enhanced Spec-Ops soldiers who operate all over the world.
One of those research facilities, Triad Genomics, is run by Caines daughter Dominic on a rock island, Es Vedra, off the coast of Spain. This island, back during the coldwar, was hollowed out and used as a submarine base, in case of nuclear attack, by the US, It was closed down in 1989 and bought by Titan Global.
Triad Genomics is on the cutting edge of deciphering hidden information in DNA. All is going well until all communication with the facility is lost. No one can contact anyone on the island. Caine then calls in Titan 6 to investigate and find out what the heck is up on Es Vedra.
Once the team gets there they are up against Chinese commandos who try to stop them from gaining access to the facility. Nothing is easy and a traitor is actively working against them from the first minutes.
Loads of research went into this one and I hope you guys can understand DNA better than I could. Holy cow.
A great page turner full of twists and turns and a heck of an ending.
Five stars and by the look of things there will be another book on the way for Titan 6.
In short, I think this book is more one for the guys than for us girls. It has a solid basis and I loved the concept of a secret message hidden in our DNA code, but the author's focus was clearly more on elaborate hand-to-hand combat and gun fight scenes, than on character and story development. I didn't feel a thing for any of the characters and the "big reveal" was not such a big reveal at all. I'm not saying this is a terrible book. It's not. Clearly a lot of thought went into it, but only into the tactical and technical details of the storyline, for which I really have to commend the author. He wrote the action scenes like a pro. "Savage Bay" reads word for word like an action movie script, or if you're an FPS gamer like me, it would be easy to imagine yourself as the leader of the Titan Six squad, leading your men into combat as the author details every single move they make, every step of the way.
"Savage Bay" has a lot going for it and for many it would definitely be an exhilarating read, but it just wasn't for me. It needs more fluffing out and a shift in focus from the less important details to the more important ones that actually drives the plot. In the hands of a skilled editor, this book has loads of potential to shine. Will I read more of this author's books? Most definitely yes! He obviously has interesting ideas and world-building is something he's good at as is evident in this novel.