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The War Planners Paperback – May 20, 2015
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"From the first page of this book to the last one, I was sitting on the edge of my seat. I kept thinking that this scenario is realistic and could happen so easily that it really is a scary one." -Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
About the Author
Andrew Watts graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2003 and served as a naval officer and helicopter pilot until 2013. During that time, he flew counter-narcotic missions in the Eastern Pacific and counter-piracy missions off the Horn of Africa. He was a flight instructor in Pensacola, FL, and helped to run ship and flight operations while embarked on a nuclear aircraft carrier deployed in the Middle East. Today, he lives with his family in Ohio.
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What sets this apart from the thousands of other books I have worked my way through is a refreshingly new plot. Some of the twists could be anticipated but there were enough surprises to keep me engaged until I ran out of pages.
The technical aspects of Watts prose are good. Experience will improve the flow and smooth it out nicely.
I did believe I was getting four full books when I downloaded. I was disappointed that it stopped where it did as I thought I had three more books behind it. It really was four large chapters of a novella. I might drop the current marketing plan and be clearer what we are actually buying.
I regularly read authors chronologically to measure the growth in their craft. I hope Mr. Watts sticks with writing full time. I am looking forward to the next installments.
This book just stops with the heroes waiting to be executed ! I will not buy another book in what I consider Soap Opera style or Who Shot JR TV type of writing. Great Books Each Stand On Their Own. The Pendergast Series by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child are a great example. Even the Books Written from the Castle TV series does it. The books build on each other but each one can be read alone as a COMPLETE Work.
Yes, the first book has a cliff-hanger ending but to those who posted 'dislike'... I just wonder why you chose an episodic book since you posted that you don't like them. It clearly says 'Book 1'.
If you're considering reading "The War Planners", I recommend you just go ahead and get 3 book package. You will not be disappointed.
David Manning is a private consultant whose job is to advise the U.S. government on current cyber technology. On his way home on a typical Friday night, he is kidnapped outside his home and flown to an unknown tropical island base. Here he is joined by other defense consultants and they are all told they have been chosen by the government to work together on a project outlining the steps an enemy such as China could use to take over the United States with a minimum amount of damage to its infrastructure and with the reluctant willingness of its citizens to accept this takeover.
The team is told that this plan will then be used by the U.S. military and Defense Department to generate a counter-plan to thwart such a circumstance. Almost immediately, David has doubts and can't help feeling something isn't right. When a member of the group disappears and David witnesses his departure from the island, he confides in a few members of the group. These few begin their own investigation and what follows will test the courage and beliefs of everyone.
Andrew Watts has created a true psychological thriller. Who can be trusted? What makes a person turn against his country? Why causes one country to attempt the takeover of another? All these questions force the reader to ponder these thoughts while being propelled through the plot at the speed of a bullet train. This is a book for those who like their mind stimulated as much as their desire for action. Very thought-provoking, a great read.
Being the first book in a series, there is no tight ending. I am now signing off to get the next book. Enjoy!