The Terminal List: A Thriller (1) Hardcover – March 6, 2018
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"Told with a deft hand and a keen eye for detail, THE TERMINAL LIST . . . is explosive and riveting." -- Kevin Maurer, co-author of the #1 Bestselling NO EASY DAY and AMERICAN RADICAL
"An extremely unique thriller! Absolutely intense!" -- Chuck Norris
"Like a bullet from Jack Carr’s custom built sniper rifle, the story arrives on target with devastating impact. Trust me, you won’t be able to put this one down!" -- Mark Owen, New York Times bestselling author of NO EASY DAY and NO HERO
"THE TERMINAL LIST is a thrill from start to finish! Let's all hope this is the first of many from Jack Carr." -- Chris Cox, NRA-ILA Executive Director
"Bravo! Jack Carr is the real deal!" -- Sean Parnell, New York Times Bestselling author of OUTLAW PLATOON
"Crackerjack plotting, vivid characters both in and out of uniform, and a relentless pace. to a worthy finish. It's a great start!" -- Stephen Hunter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of G-MAN
"If you are a fan of Vince Flynn or Brad Thor, make room on your nightstand - Jack Carr has arrived!" -- Eric Blehm, New York Times bestselling author of FEARLESS, LEGEND, and THE ONLY THING WORTH DYING FOR
"THE TERMINAL LIST bleeds with gripping authenticity . . . Think Vince Flynn's TERM LIMITS meets Mark Greaney's BACK BLAST." ― The Real Book Spy
"Hands down one of the best books I’ve ever read!" -- Brent Gleeson, author of TAKING POINT
About the Author
- Publisher : Atria/Emily Bestler Books (March 6, 2018)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1501180819
- ISBN-13 : 978-1501180811
- Item Weight : 1.4 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #70,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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I never buy novels. I always check them out for free at the library. But I bought this because James Yeager recommended it, and I'm glad I did. It was well worth the money and the time I spent reading it. I'm now going to pass it off to my dad, and I know he'll enjoy it, too. I look forward to Jack Carr's next novel.
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Perhaps at times a bit too much information regarding the weaponry involved, but this does not detract from the overall enjoyment. The book is well written with strong story line and characters. I would definitely recommend it. Well worth five stars.
Just one further comment, there is a glossary of terminology to be found immediately after the conclusion of the novel. Perhaps I missed any reference to this prior to commencing the story, but I am sure the reader will find it useful to be aware of it.
The story is a by the numbers revenge deal. Brave hero is betrayed by vacuous politicians/career brass types for money, who then kill his family, forcing him to extract his revenge. There are an awful lot of similarities to "the Punisher" and it was pretty apparent how the story was going to go very early on.
My biggest problem is that it lacks tension and depth. When James Reece chases down his tormentors, they don't really stand a chance and it never feels like he'll come off second best. Obviously, SEAL team members are tough hombres, however the main character feels invincible, able to second guess his adversaries and deal with anything they throw at him. I get that that the other author is immensely proud of being a SEAL (why wouldn't he be), but having everyone who meets the main character be in awe of his "bad-assery" felt a little self-congratulatory.
The characters are either good or bad on a comic book level. There is no middle ground and this means they lack any real depth. Because of this, it's very hard to feel anything when the bad guys meet their end or to really care about any of the good guys. I wasn't suitably invested in any of the characters, largely because they all feel like cardboard cut outs.
Also, even for a self-confessed weapons nut, I thought he went a little overboard with the amount of gun/scope/bullet/knife detail that is crammed in here. Whilst it might be accurate to describe the techniques of long range shooting, I am not sure it really adds anything to the story other than to bloat the page count. Does it really matter which brand of knife he is using? (or tactical travel mug!)
Likewise, there were a lot of acronyms and other military related stuff that felt unnecessary.
It's not a bad book and there are certainly worse in the genre, however I never really got to a point where I was that invested/involved in the story. If you like the Jack Reacher novels (which is clearly where this is pitched), then you'll probably like this - if nothing else, at least it's tactically more realistic!
The storyline had me fully engrossed and vying for the main character to succeed. Also, despite my usual inability to keep track of multiethnic characters, I found myself truly understanding each character's intentions and back stories.
The characters involved were likeable, even the bad guys because they were so well written and unique in their own ways. It's not the deepest character-driven book but the main character is written very well and had me wanting him to win.
This book is also phenomenally written. The research into weapons, cars, locations, industries, government, the navy SEALS is so well researched. Well, I presume it is as I know little about these things and he's sold me on them all!
I would highly recommend this for ANYBODY who wants a genuinely good read and loves action!
The Terminal List is exciting, exhilarating and eye-opening. It pulls you in from the first page and doesn't let go until the last. Some of the scenes are so gripping you forget where you are, you are so engrossed in the story. That is the mark of an excellent author.
Jack Carr has done a wonderful job of creating a character in James Reece that you root for right from the start, despite the sometimes shocking things Reece does. The scenes are so well written that you feel like you are right there, with a front row seat to the action.
This is the first book by Jack Carr, and therefore you have no assurances, as you would in a series featuring the same character, that Reece will make it in the end. In fact, with an added aspect to the story that I will leave readers to discover, it is truly touch and go as to whether Reece will survive.
This is an excellent debut novel that I highly recommend. Jack Carr is a new author to watch. I can't wait to read his next book.