This is the first is a series of action adventure books about a group called The Watchman Of Ephraim based on a Bible verse that describes those who w..Show More »atch over the land. Cris De Niro was a high powered head of a major hedge fund until he lost his wife and unborn son in the attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11. It was after this event that he bought a group of experts together to create a super counter-terrorism agency.
Their first encounter involves a planned nuke attack over Las Vegas. Iranians, Mexicans and Russians are all involved. Strange gatherings of many people on the Mexican boarder alert the team to possible trouble, but they had to act fast to protect the country and De Niro's remaining family.
I really liked the theme and action of this story. The idea of legal justice and/or moral justice was interesting. Reminds me of some other TV shows and books that follow along this same theme which always conflicts me, but never looses my interest. I listened to the audio which added a lot to the emotions evoked with this story.
I like the concept of the Watchman agency, albeit somewhat far-fetched. The overarching plot was interesting, but not as well executed. The continuity..Show More » seemed to wain at times and I just couldn't get as engaged as I would like. Iranian missiles, Venezuelan involvement, Mexican drug cartel, crooked federal agents... throw in a diving donkey and you have a real spectacle. Make no doubt, I enjoyed the book and the narration by Elijah Alexander really breathes personality into the characters more than almost any other narrator to whom I've listened. But It tries to do too much in too short a period of time. All the different moving parts are very Clancy-esque, but the book is too brief to do them all justice in a manner that adds to the overall story.