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Strong at the Break: A Caitlin Strong Novel (Caitlin Strong Novels) Hardcover – June 21, 2011

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“A riveting, fast-paced story that leaves the reader breathless.”—Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author

“Caitlin Strong is back, as tough, human and utterly fascinating as ever. Jon Land writes with heart, depth, and precision.”—Carla Neggers, New York Times bestselling author

“Filled with real, tough, characters and a plot that twists around like a Pecos rattler in a whiskey jug. Reading Caitlin Strong is the equivalent to adding a little fresh lime and a taste of salt to your tequila.”—W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear, authors of People of the Longhouse

About the Author

JON LAND is the acclaimed author of numerous bestsellers, including Strong Enough to Die, Strong Justice, and The Seven Sins. Land lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
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Product Details

  • Series: Caitlin Strong Novels (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Forge Books; 1St Edition edition (June 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765323370
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765323378
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,101,208 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this novel, Land reveals an extremely strong political attitude, to the point where he introduces the concept that real life U. S. political figures and groups (and names them, specifically) were responsible for reprehensible activies in this storyline, by having the "good guys" in the novel suggest that these parties broke the law and were behind certain malicious activities that were supposedly taking place in the U.S. and Mexico at that time. This I found to be offensive, and I'm an independent. If Land wants to heard as a political activist he should choose other venues, ones where people would knowingly choose to hear him out.

Other than the obvious political bend of the writing, the character develpment was somewhat shallow and predictable. Definitely not Land's best effort, but this is only the 2nd book of his that I've read. I'd purchased and downloaded another of his prior to reading this one. . . . . hope that one is more professional!
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This story is about a young woman named Caitlin, who followed in the footsteps of her Father and Grandfather, who were Texas Rangers.
I enjoyed the action and adventure of this Texas Ranger novel. I confess that I didn't understand all the wasted pages where the author wrote words from top to bottom. However, if you like Texas Rangers, you will enjoy this one.
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A few years back, I was a big fan of Jon Land's books. He could do no wrong. Then, the excitement just seemed to fizzle out of his books as he seemed to lose direction (at least for me) and I found myself looking elsewhere. I was never a big fan of his Blaine McCracken books. Fast forward a few years. Then I read crime writer Sam Millar's very informative and favorable review of Strong Justice (a Caitlin Strong novel) on New York Journal of Books, where he compared Land's descriptive prowess to that of Cormac McCarthy's No County for Old Men. High praise indeed. I took a chance and went out and bought the first in the series before commencing on Strong Justice. Wow! I love Caitlin. For my money, she is the best creation Land has ever produced in his prolific writing career. These books are going to be perfect for the movies, which no doubt they will be made into in the coming years. Dear Mister Land, please keep this fast-paced and beautifully rendered series going. Forget the rest of your commitments, if need be, to keep the high standard you have set for these damn great books. Welcome back, Jon Land!
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The Texas Ranger Strong fights crime along two borders in this ongoing series. Looking forward to the next installment. How does Iraq, Hells Angels, and homegrown militia all come together to give Caitlan and Wes heartburn.
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Caitlin Strong is an interesting woman. This novel gets into some of the reasons why she's a Texas Ranger. She ranges far afield from Texas, though--maybe trying to get away from Rick Perry? I admire strong and smart women and often write them into my own novels for that reason. I don't know what Jon's are, but he continues to spin good yarns full of thrills and suspense. You'll have a fun read with this novel.
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Caitlin Strong is an engaging character who continues to evolve. I have Jon Land for years from some of his earliest writings and he can be relied on to tell a great story with both obvious twists and unobvious ones like the old Indian police chief in this novel.
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Strong At The Break by author Jon Land is in a word 'Intense'. Caitlin Strong is a kick-ass 4th generation Texas Ranger who takes on the Hells Angels in upstate New York, drug dealers in Mexico and a right-wing militia group in Texas. The author has a few stories happening and he ties them together in the end for an amazing finish. The book is a masterpiece of action, gunfighting and heart-stopping suspense. A well-written book! I haven't written a full page review as there are several already done and they recap the story remarkably. Highly recommended. 5 Stars. ~ RJ Parker, author of 7 serial killer books
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I am a huge Jon Land fan and own almost all of his books. Land's constant use of the phrase "Ranger" to describe the heroine in this novel becomes annoying after a while. Caitlin Strong has a name and it should be used by other characters in the book..You know where this tale is headed after reading the first few pages; still, I found it to be entertaining and a pleasurable read.
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