Black Site is definitely one of the most exciting and action packed books I've listened to in ages. The story is very well thought out and moves forward relentlessly.
I can't really say without spoiling anything, but let's just say that a few sentries had a very bad day.
When Racer is infiltrating a Taliban compound when he first get's back in to Pakistan was very, very memorable. That's all I can really say.
There were plenty of moments that shocked me, made me a bit queasy or nervous, and a number of great fist-pumping "Heck yea!" moments. There isn't a whole lot of emotional depth in the book, but what is there is actually extremely well done. His description of a rather hellish moment of PTSD hit me extremely hard and make me empathize heavily with the main character.
I was very worried that this book would have many, many moments of jingoism and support for some of the horrible things we've done in the "War On Terror", but I was wrong. When there was a hint of anything political I think it was dealt with tact and from the perspective of a man with his boots firmly on the ground. The do mention torture, and there is a scene that contains some in the background, but it is dealt with enough disgust that I didn't hate it. I highly recommend this book to anyone with a love of military action thrillers.
List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen
It was pretty darn good. The Narration was great. The story was mostly plausible. To tell you the truth - I was really, really liking three quarters of the book. I was feeling it emotionally and intrigued. The ending didn't (kill) it overall for me. It wasn't bad - It just didn't rock me. I had a better time getting to know Colt in the beginning and listening to the transformation - Then I did listening to the end. High marks for Dalton Fury's 1st fiction Novel. The character and series have promise.
I went into this book with low expectations, I like the material but most books in this genre are all jargon and equipment spec and little on plot and thick on hokey action. This book is actually well written, has a great plot, and contains really well written action, oh, and the equipment specs are perfect. I cannot tell you how happy I was with this book, it unfolded well, had great character development, a great cast and was written from an inside perspective with talent that brought the story to the lay audience in an interesting and heartfelt fashion. I really liked this book. If you do not care for military stories, this may be the one exception to make, it is a good story. If you like military themed stories you are going to love this book, it is written from someone who knows the material from a life spent living it and then brings it to the page in good style, better than what you are used to getting by far. I was surprised by the talent this author has and happy I listened to this story.
Well recommended for anyone that likes a great action / suspense story.
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
Dalton Fury is a powerfully entertaining author of the counter-espionage novel. He stands unique because he is an actual veteran who has experienced the men and action be portrays fictionally in his novels. I enjoy his details about strategy, tactics, weapons, and politics involved in fighting covert objectives in our modern world. I was never bored. He fills his plot with non-stop action. I thoroughly enjoyed his first book also: "Kill Bin Laden". I look forward to his next book. He is a fantastic new addition to this genre. If you like The books of Vince Flynn, you will love Dalton Fury.
I own perhaps 250 of these style book. Hydrate this one in the top 10. I look forward to the authors next work. Enjoy!
I'm on the fence on whether to get the second book. I liked the premise of this book but it never really got too exciting nor did I find myself rooting for Kolt like with many other books I have read and listened to.
Having read to kill bin Laden, I was a little apprehensive about continuing to hear works by this author. I wasn't holding too many expectations as I was standing to the axiom "operators can't write and writer can't operate".
However, Dalton Fury proved me wrong and has woven a pretty realistic and exciting tale of life in the front lines with some surprisingly deep characters.
Well worth the investment and I will be reading the next in line.