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Tier One Wild: A Delta Force Novel Hardcover – October 16, 2012
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Dramatic and revealing, Tier One Wild takes listeners on an international thrill ride from the black ops nerve center of JSOC to the bloody streets of Cairo in a story only a former Delta Force commander could tell. goodreads (audio edition)
Fury has impressive credentials for writing about a frantic effort to ward off a terrorist mega-attack. Publishers Weekly
“Black Site is an amazing thriller from a new allstar in the genre. Packed with speed, surprise, and overwhelming violence of action, this is one book you will not be able to put down! Want to know what Spec Ops really look like? Read Dalton Fury. Simply put--nobody does it better.” ―Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Full Black on Black Site
“Step aside, Jack Ryan--Kolt Raynor is the true hero of the new millennium. Written with an authentic voice, the debut novel by Dalton Fury, Black Site, left me breathless and awed by its battlefield- ardened reality. I kept having to remind myself this was fiction. Here is a book to put you in the trenches, slogging with the best, armed to the teeth, challenging you to keep up. If you want to know what it's truly like to be a Delta Force operator, pick up this book today.” ―James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Colony on Black Site
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HOWEVER... while the author's raw talent is clearly on display, I'm a little surprised he still exhibits the rough edges of an FNG author: some of the characters are woefully underdeveloped, a few characters who figure prominently for a few chapters -- and *are* well developed -- disappear suddenly without a trace, and the climax of the story happens literally at the end and there is no resolution phase (Fury did this with his previous book too -- and no, the epilogue of Black Site was a prelude to this book, not the resolution to the last one). From my perspective, this lack of resolution leaves me somewhat frustrated at the end of an otherwise excellent book which is why I'm only giving it four stars.
Dear Mr. Fury: as a former operator you know the value of teamwork and letting folks who are specialists in skills you don't have to do the tasks you cannot. Please, please, *PLEASE* team up with an experienced fiction writer and/or writing coach who can help you take your skills from "pretty darn good" to "tier one" before you publish your next book.
The book does have action and is fast paced, but there was nothing about the book that would tempt me to read it again. It was all black and white. The good guys were good, the bad guys bad. There wasn't anything that sets it apart from any other generic, fictional combat genre book.
The book picks up after "Black Site," with Racer reinstated into the army, and into Delta Force. "Tier One Wild" refers to his way of operating, of being on the wild side and skirting the rules. A theme throughout the book is Racer's attempts at personal growth and development. It opens as such books tend to, with a high risk mission that ends in success, but not without cost. In describing the action, Dalton does a great job of explaining a high risk direct action mission to the reader, without revealing anything that may be classified. This issue has been in the news much lately, and he skirts it well in writing fiction. The book builds a rapid pace from there, and talks us through how the "Delta Alert" squadron works. But this is also where the writer gets ahead of himself. In the last book, Racer talks about how he used to be a Troop Commander, and almost never interacted with the Delta Commanding Officer, Colonel Webber. Now he gets paged by him on an almost daily basis, and is in phone/radio contact with him continuously.Read more ›
Along the way, Murphy's law applies to both Delta and AQ, so the outcome seems to be uncertain right to the end. Amazon has a 4 star review as the most positive, despite numerous 5 star reviews. If you want an action page turner, ripped from the headlines, this book is for the reader of the fictional "Rogue Warrior" series. A strong hero needs strong villains. This book has both.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
That it. I'm addicted to the Kolt Raynor series. Had a great time and adventure. Can't wait to read the third. Thanks Fury!Published 5 months ago by Vern Wilson
My favorite genre in fiction is action, based upon the current geo-political scene. Tier One Wild did not disappoint! So believable and jam packed with action. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mathlady
Liked the main character, liked the plot, liked the book. Would recommend it!Published 5 months ago by JJ/Phila
These stories truly do immerse you into the mindset of an operator being asked to do the impossible. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ted