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Tears in Tripoli: A Jake Collins Novel (Jake Collins Novels Book 1) by [Rice, Paul A.]
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About the Author

Paul A. Rice has several books in publication.

Tears in Tripoli is the first Jake Collins novel.

Its sequel - Dangerous Games - is now in publication and is available worldwide in both its paperback and eBook editions, the latter being only available from the Amazon Kindle store.

Paul A. Rice is also the author of Hunters - A Trilogy.
'Hunters' is an action-packed tale containing three books under one cover.

For more information about the author, and his books, please visit his website: crazywritingrice.co.uk

You can also follow Paul on Twitter @riceauthor

Product Details

  • File Size: 560 KB
  • Print Length: 213 pages
  • Publisher: FeedARead.com Publishing - Arts Council funded (March 4, 2012)
  • Publication Date: March 4, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007H9PCPA
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,305,211 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A gritty and exciting look at what happens just beyond the camera's lens in the world's hotspots, "Tears in Tripoli" by Paul Rice (@riceauthor) introduces Jake Collins, an ex-British Special Forces soldier working as a security consultant.

Jake, or JC as he is known, is as tough as an old leather belt -- physically and emotionally. But his latest job, protecting a television news crew in Tripoli during the upheaval surrounding the final days of Moammar Gadhafi's regime in Libya, will test the old soldier's abilities in ways that he hasn't seen before -- at least not for a very long time.

I greatly enjoyed following JC as he traveled into, around and then out of Libya, and getting a peak at what happens just to the right or left of the news correspondent doing a stand-up report from some war-torn hellhole on my TV screen. As someone who spent a lot of his military career just a few degrees to one side or the other of some fairly big events, I know what the public sees or hears is only a fraction of the real story.

I found JC to be entirely believable. He isn't a superhero and he certainly isn't perfect -- drinks much too much, smokes, and his equipment conks out with annoying frequency -- but he also doesn't make any excuses for what he is, or have any illusions about his life changing. He's tried living a "normal" life, giving up living on cigarettes, energy bars and bottled water while sleeping in the dirt, but somehow JC always ends up back on an airplane heading towards the fire.

All of that could change for him in Tripoli, where the situation is confused and confusing.

But don't pick "Tears" up expecting a written version of the latest big-budget Hollywood action flick.
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It's obvious to see that the author has personal experience in this area of the world, because although it is a tale of fiction, it also has elements about it that feel non-fiction. The characters are well developed and (for the most part) likeable. One particular character I despised, as would 99% of readers, so Rice's characters are rounded and realistic.

I really enjoyed this adventure and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to read a well written, fast paced action/adventure story.
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Action packed and hard to put down. Characters are sketched with just a few well chosen words that leads the reader to feel they know this person. With so many participants from such diverse cultural and moral backgrounds this could have made the storyline difficult to follow but no, the author has done a brilliant job and. Italy just flows. The understanding and knowledge of the political and diplomatic twists and turns is top notch. A great yarn and highly believable.
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Jake Collins was orphaned young and entered the military young. Ex-SAS, he now makes his living subcontracting his protective services to personnel in dangerous areas. In this book, he's been hired to protect a journalist called Andy going to Libya during the 2011 revolution. "Andy" turns out to be Andi, a blue-eyed blonde knockout he'd spied in an airport earlier. Jake is part of a two man protection team for Andi and her crew, which includes Gino, who happily endangers everyone around him for his own gains. This was a well written, fast paced book set in the midst of a recent historic event; I'd recommend it to anyone.
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This novel introduces us to Jake Collins, who is best described as soldier of fortune - although in reality he's a member of a private security firm. The twists, turns, and realizations that Jake deals with during his few days in Libya during the "Arab Spring" make one feel that they were there observing history being made. Definitely a page turner, the author (Paul Rice) does not disappoint.
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Well here we go again reading a book that is a series of books about the same hero. This read is about the fall of an African leader in north Africa who the U.S. just help to bring down. A good read as a book, its just I don't like reading a book and then finding out there are others in the series. Our hero is human and has his faults but the book does a good job of keeping you reading to find out what happens next. A bit gory in parts but the subject time frame for this read was gory. A good read for a quiet night with a cup of coffee, just not a great read.
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this author is really great. this story is really great. I would rehash the entire plot line but why give it away? the main character is quite adept and entertaining to read about. I certainly hope there will be more, soon, with 'Jake'.
Mr Rices other books, which appear to be temporarily gone from Amazon, are equally entertaining but quite different in tone . .. were called Awakenings but it seems they're being rewritten and to be re-released as 'Parallel' .. a 3 part story
well worth your effort, time and money. another great find for me on amazon (well, on smashwords also)
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