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They can strike anytime, anywhere. A public landmark. A suburban shopping mall. And now, the human body itself. Three Middle Eastern terrorists have been injected with a biological weapon, human time bombs unleashed on American soil. They are prepared to die. To spread their disease. To annihilate millions. If America hopes to fight this enemy from within, it needs a new kind of weapon. Meet Special Agent Jericho Quinn. Air force veteran. Champion boxer. Trained assassin. Handpicked for a new global task force that, officially, does not exist, Quinn answers only to the director of National Intelligence and the US president himself.
His methods are as simple—and brutal—as his codename: the Hammer.
MARC CAMERON, a native of Texas, has spent over twentyfive years in law enforcement, the last twenty with the federal government. His assignments have taken him from rural Alaska to Manhattan, Canada to Mexico, and points in between. Having earned a second degree black belt in jujitsu, he often teaches defensive tactics to other law enforcement agencies and civilian groups. He currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and BMW motorcycle.
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By Samuel on 06-15-15
Not bad if there's nothing left in your wish list
To say that I didn't enjoy this book would be unfair. I did, and I'm already on book 3 in the series. But honestly, these books are so far fetched that at times it becomes unbearable. If you can get over this fact then you'll enjoy the series.
An Air Force undercover agent (OSI) and a gunny from the Marine Corps kill some bad guys in Afghanistan. Next thing you know they've been recruited to work for a special task force that's solely overseen by the National Security Adviser. Apparently they are the only people he can trust in the entirety of the U.S Government! If you can get over things like that then you'll "probably" enjoy this book/series.
The second issue I have is with the narration. Tom Weiner is not the best narrator. All of the bad guys sound like they are talking through their nose and the narrators Arabic inflections sound cartoony. Actually it doesn't sound Arabic at all.
If you've exhausted the all of the series below give this one a shot. You just might enjoy it.
1. John Wells series by Alex Berenson
2. Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn
2. Dewey Andreas Series by Ben Coes
3. Joe Ledger series by Jonathan Mayberry
4. Pike Logan series by Brad Taylor
5. Sniper Elite series by Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar
6. Jack Ryan Jr. series by Tom Clancy and others
7. Scot Harvath Series by Brad Thor
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By Moriel on 07-15-12
Enjoyable, but a little unbelievable
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
The story is great, the idea is very good and the execution, more or less, is quite enjoyable. The narrator is also very good and I enjoyed his performance.
My only problem was small details that were just unbelievable on their own, that seemed to exist just to drive the story forward. I thought the author was better than that, and I wish he'd edit those again. There were a couple of details about the behavior of the feds and the CDC doctor that were completely illogical, and the fix for those would be relatively simple by doing a bit more research about how things actually work. Same goes to some other minor character behaviors and some scenes - it felt like the author wrote those thinking what HE THINKS an army person would do rather than actually checking what would be done, or what he wanted person X to do to move the story forward rather than researching if this is really logical for a trained federal agent (or agency in general) to do.
I don't want to give spoilers, so I will hold some of the examples back, but the believability was, at times, quite lacking. I had to suspend my disbelief for those parts and it hurt the enjoyment of the book.
That said, if you like action thrillers in fast pace, this book is definitely enjoyable. It's a good airplane read (or listen).
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Some small parts made me shudder, and not quite for the right reason (see above about consistency and believability) but other than that, if you just move on past those, the book is enjoyable.
Any additional comments?
I don't usually take the time to write full reviews, but I had to this time.
The storyline is great in this book, and the writing and performance were very enjoyable, so those unbelievable points (where it seems research on the author side failed or didn't exist at all) were so disappointed, I had to share. Without those parts, I'd have given this book a full 5-star review with fanfare. As it is right now, it's a not-too-bad story you should listen to if you're going on a long trip, and ignore the inconsistencies for the sake of the story.
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