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5.0 out of 5 starsGreat series!!
Reviewed in the United States on August 5, 2020
OMG! Rick Mofina has done it again! I bought the four books in the Jack Gannon series and each one is more intense than the one before! I don’t want to put them down! 👍🏻👍🏻If you’ve never read a Rick Mofina novel you are missing some great reads! His experience with law enforcement comes through in a way that puts you right there. I’ve had a racing heartbeat when the novel is coming to a head and it’s almost like a let down when the story is over. Excellent author-I can’t say enough! Does NOT disappoint!!
Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2013
I've always been a Rick Mofina fan, so I eagerly looked forward to reading this one on my kindle. Just being upfront I already like the author's work.
I don't spoil, if I can help it, but I will say this is another Jack Gannon story that finds the beleaguered reporter once again at the point of the spear of what is going on around him. This makes me say in my mind "Poor Jack, NOT AGAIN!" as various situations put him in various levels of real hurt. (that's going to leave a mark!). Mofina's books are hard to put down. They grip you and put you on the edge of your seat. So I highly recommend this one. I'd go into more detail of the story but the fun of the story is how disparate things come together, and there's a mystery that Jack must solve, sometimes with help, sometimes bypassing interference, that it would be unfair to reveal if you're going to read this book. And please do. Read this book, I mean.
My only teeny nitpick with this one is it felt like the pacing was a little off, in that some things took forever to gel, and others seems too rapid-fire or too easily facilitated (for example, people that had every reason NOT to trust a reporter, would). But honestly, I'm talking extremely minor here, you probably won't even notice it.
Having worked in newspapers myself, and being around reporters, the inside baseball of his Gannon stories is pretty much right on as far as how leads are developed and resources utilized. So kudos for that!
If you're already a fan, this will not disappoint. IF you've never read a Mofina book, this is a good one (though my favorite will probably always be "Six Seconds") found here: http://www.amazon.com/Six-Seconds-ebook/dp/B009NEF7R0/
This was a very intense book to read. I love all of Mr. Mofina's books but this one was just a bit harder to read. I think primarily because of the complicated twists and turns of the story. Good read though as usual! Looking for my next Jack Gannon book now.
This is the second book of Mofina's that I read. While I slightly prefer the first to this one, the book is suspenseful and exciting. Others have outlined the storyline, so I won't repeat it here. I'm always amazed, however, at authors who can write a book that covers multiple geographic locations (and here, we're talking Wyoming, New York, the Bahamas, Morocco, the 'old' Libya, and even California) without making my head explode.
Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of time to read and I have this book on my Kindle. Because of that, it's not easy to flip back through the pages to remember a character, scene, or incident. That, coupled with the fact that the book held my attention throughout, means I got through it in about a week, which is pretty good for me.
The book flows well, and though there isn't a lot of space devoted to character development (which I like), you do get a sense of who many of these people are and what drives them.
So, five stars for a job well done. I will buy other books from this author, as he knows how to write in a style that holds my interest and attention.
5.0 out of 5 starsAnother couldn''t-put-it down read by Mofina
Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2016
Hadn't read Mofina for a while, so was glad to see his new series with Gannon a reporter following stories. After reading Vengence Road, I couldn't wait to read Panic Zone, which was just as exciting and kept me on edge...a couldn't-put-down type of story. Just a bit of science fiction that might really happen. As always, these Gannon stories have several plots contributing to the whole!! Well, written and I already have the next one!
I've been sitting on this book for a while, and it finally bubbled up to the top of my reading queue. I had bought it on recommendation a few years ago, and it sounded pretty good to me. I finished this fairly quickly; it had a good pace and an engaging story, with a slightly convoluted plot that takes the main character all over the world (did he ever sleep?) on his investigations. There are apparently additional books in this series, which I'm interested in checking out now as well, since I enjoyed this book.
My only complaint was that the climax was unfortunately a little anti-climactic. It was an appropriate ending, but somehow left me wanting just a little bit more. Looking forward to more in the series.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 2, 2015
Wow Mr Mofina you surpassed yourself with this book what an edge of the seat read from start to finish exhilarating so much so I just couldn't put it down have just received your brand new book but before I read it I want to read the next Jack Gannon book. I thoroughly recommend you read this, you will not be disappointed.
3.0 out of 5 starsWorth a read, but not as strong as the first in the series.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 21, 2015
This is an excellent crime thriller with an original storyline, but I must admit I found it rather more of a stretch of the imagination than the first book in the series. Definitely worth a read for those who enjoyed the first book, but I'm not sure I would have picked it for a standalone novel.