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They are the most capable, committed, and indispensable counterterrorist operators in the world.
They have no rivals anywhere for skill, speed, ferocity, intelligence, flexibility, and sheer resolve.
Now one of them is the enemy.
Alpha team leader Sergeant Major Eric Rheinhardt is retiring from the Unit - hanging up his guns and jockeying a desk at the Pentagon. But just when he thought he was out, a ghost has emerged from his past (along with a lost love), dredging up a secret shame and past-due debt. Much worse, his old mentor and now nemesis Rod "the God" Tucker has turned up on the payroll of the messianic Iranian mullahs - training their proxy fighters in Hamas and Hezbollah, purchasing cyberwar talent and fissile material from the Chinese, and laying the groundwork for the fall of the Third Temple, the modern state of Israel.
The explosive collision of these two legendary operators will ultimately embroil Israeli special forces, Chinese hackers, squadrons of D-boys, Tier-1 SEAL teams, CIA paras, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, hyperskilled jihadis, and Iranian Revolutionary Guards - all in a no-holds-barred street fight for survival.
©2012 Michael Stephen Fuchs (P)2016 Michael Stephen Fuchs
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By Matt on 01-27-17

Kick ass,. Action packed. Twists and turns

Best f'n book I've read! I'm a action and military history fan. So this book, much like the 1st d-boys was right up my alley. But this one!!!Book 2. Holy f'n hell. Great book!

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By AudioBook Reviewer on 08-03-16

superior to the first story in delivery and action

One of the Delta Force soldiers has gone rogue and is threatening the stability of not just the Middle East, but possibly the whole world.  The super soldiers of Delta Force, or D-Boys, are getting slaughtered in a pre-planned offense that goes horribly wrong.  The generals and government officials want everyone to stay out until there is more credible intel, but by then it will be too late.  Eric Reinhardt and his men risks life and career to do the right thing in a blaze of bullets and explosions.

Counter-assault is all action, super-soldiers and impossible odds.  But that is just how the D-Boys like it.  If you are a military novel enthusiast, this will be right up your alley.  There are lots of acronyms and weapons descriptions, military banter and enough testosterone to fill a fuel tanker.

It’s a fun listen, enough character development and back story to give the listener enough to make the action plausible.  There are also brief dialogue interludes where the listener gets some philosophical lessons about the necessity of a strong military and the wrong headedness of Islamic dogma, while stressing that human beings all want the same things.  The book doesn’t quite whack us over the head with it, but it creates a clear good vs. evil scenario.

The story is performed by Kevin Arthur Harper.  His voice is pleasant enough, but drags the narrative somewhat.  His characters are occasionally difficult to differentiate, confusing the listener a little at times.  He is at his best when the action goes hot and all is forgiven.  A good performance overall.

Counter-assault is book two in the D-Boys series but could be listened to independently.  The main characters are still here, but the focus is completely different.  The plots only slightly relate.  It is superior to the first story in delivery and action as well.  If you enjoyed book one, do not hesitate to pick this up.

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By Allan on 07-17-17

Had this book for nearly a year now still haven't

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The first book took a little bit of getting into but when she did it was an okay book this one I just don't seem to be able to get into I listen to it for maybe 5-10 minutes get bored move on to something else Eventually get round to listening to it again but the same happens

What could Michael Stephen Fuchs have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

maybe if you put some more action at the start of the book it would have captured my imagination and got me to listen for longer get me into the story

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Kevin Arthur Harper?

I don't think there's anything wrong with the narration I just think that the story is a bit boring certainly in the parts I've listened to so far

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Counter-Assault?

I can't really answer this as I haven't got far enough through the book and I probably never will finish the book

Any additional comments?

If you are going to this type of book it probably is for you unfortunately it's not for me and I wouldn't advise anybody to take me to get it

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