I thoroughly enjoyed this, my first read of this author. The book kept my interest throughout and was a satisfying fiction adventure. I look forward to reading more of his books.
This was my first Alex Berenson book. Being a Vince Flynn (Mitch Rapp) fan, I was compelled to get this book after reading the reviews. I decided to start with the first of the series and go from there. The authors do have very similar styles, but John Wells is no Mitch Rapp, at least not yet. A good main character though and the author did a good job of introducing him to the reader ??? giving just enough background to make him a believable character, in a plausible situation, but leaving more for later. In a post 9/11 era stories like this quickly draw the reader in and this one is no exception. The ending seemed a little rushed and I was a little disappointed that main character did not live up to his elite soldier persona, but it did not take away from my enjoyment of the book. Of course the narrator, Mr Dean, did one of his usual excellent jobs. Worth the credit and hopefully the start of a good series.
This book was captivating and the narration was good. I miss having the story to return to. Some interesting stuff about terrorism, but not a huge amount.
I liked this book okay, it moved along and was entertaining. But it's way overpraised in my opinion. I wish the story was more developed in the middle east, because it started off strong there. I think a lot could have been edited in the "middle", as not much really happened for hours, nor were the characters made more interesting--they were what they were. The end was not bad, I was actually expecting it to bomb, but it impressed. If there is an abridged version I would recommend that.
I loved this book for its Clancy-like details coupled with a spellbinding story filled with suspense, excitement, and current-event tidbits. I wish he had another book -- I would start it immediately.
I thoroughly enjoyed this one! Very original premise, well executed plot, grabs you right away. Awesome espionage elements, and terrific narrator. Buy this one with confidance.