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If you like the Covert-One series and its characters, you'll enjoy listening to The Patriot Attack. Kyle Mills did an excellent job of spinning up a fast-paced story centered around a wealthy Japanese military powerbroker's attempt to position Japan as the world superpower. This is a refreshing change of villains from the usual group of Islamic extremists.
Least anybody be offended by casting a Japanese as the villain, the Patriot Attack is more about one very powerful man's quest rather than that of a nation or religious interpretation.
Broadly speaking, the story centers on the possibility of Japan overcoming its old rival China while subordinating the United States. A reader or listener has to suspend believability from time to time - but the characters are fun and the story is action-packed.
Finally, I thought Jeff Woodman's performance added to the experience by artfully representing a broad range of characters of varying age, gender and nationality.
On a more serious side, the story also points out how fighting the last war and spending a vast amount of money on the improvement of traditional weaponry might not be enough to maintain our status quo as the world superpower.
This book isn't for everybody – but if you're a Covert-One fan, it's certainly for you.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
The plot is great with the right amount of twists and turns to keep the listener wanting more.