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3.0 out of 5 starsA good read, but could have been better
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2001
I enjoyed the book for the most part, although I was left wanting more at the end. I kept waiting for there to be more to the plot. The opening sequence didn't seem to fit with the rest of the book, Vlad's story was incomplete or too glibly finished, and the setup for the climax (the two attacks) seemed rushed as did the climax itself (or should I say anti-climax). I wanted more about the school and the training, more development of some of the secondary characters like Thud and the UFO fellow or Thud's dad. In short, there was lots of potential, but a lot of it was left on the table.
I have been reading each of this author's books on my Kindle and for some reason missed Fallout. Great news! In looking in hopes for a newer book I found this one. I should have begun on a non work night. I just didn't want to put this down. Believable plot, characters, and ending. Fun to read. Easy to get dug in to the plot and get fooled at a few twists and turns. Buy it. Read it.
This is a flatout good read - It kept me turning the pages well into the wee hours. Full of action and intrigue it will carry you along as terrorists penetrate the Homeland to begin carrying out a very plausable and troubling attack. However, it doesn't end there. If you like Tom Clancy, Dale Brown, or Richard Herman you will enjoy the adventure that James Huston has laid out for you. Buckle up!
5.0 out of 5 starsJames W. Huston is always a fascinating read
Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2013
Anything James W. Huston writes is a joy to read; his books grip the reader right from the first page. He's one of the most intelligent authors around and his plots are accordingly intricate. Fallout lives up to this author's high standards, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes fast-moving adventure.
Just as thrilling as the first two Huston books I read - Marine One, and Falcon Seven. After three books I've really enjoyed, there was no question -- I've hunted out an earlier four that I was able to purchase in paperback used. This guy can write!
5.0 out of 5 starsMiGs, Falcons, Russians and Pakis
Reviewed in Spain on July 23, 2016
The book arrived on time, in perfect condition and well packed; I'll do business with this vendor again. This is a (too) believable story about what might happen with our nuclear power stations. San Onofre has since been shut down.