While I enjoyed both the book and the audio, the overall book seemed less developed than the past three on Kolt Raynor. In some ways the action was non-stop but at the same time, there were sequences which could have added to the story that were glossed over. For instance, it was never explained how the North Korean that Kolt was sent to rescue had as much specific information about the nukes and missile sites. In a country where secrecy and paranoia are practically a religion, this would have helped create additional depth. The two themes concerning Hawk and the combining of the unit with ST6 were sometimes covered well and at others sketchy. However, I did enjoy the book and hope his next is better written.
As long as we waited for this book to come out it seems poorly written. A couple more scrubs through the editor may have made some incoherent parts better. The story, really a very short plot. Almost played out like a bad action movie. Suit case nukes threaten the pacific fleet and kolt raynor, the squadron commander has to get the guy who may know something about them. Just seemed thin and less developed than past books. The real action in this book was glossed over. Could there not have been a hundred more pages on the SEALS, or the extraction or the actual resolve of the over arching plot? Nah, 4 Pages here and there about one characters unimportant thoughts. Hope for a better plot next time
Fury certainly knows how to spin a tale. His books are nearly nonstop action. However, that being said, Dalton forgets who his audience is.
I'm a 20 year military vet, and even i can't understand huge portions of the book. Dalton seems to assume that his readers consist of Seals or Delta. He uses language that only they would understand, with absolutely no explanation given to the average reader.
Dalton, if you truly want to be a successful author, LEARN and understand who your readers are.
Great book! This series continues with Racer doing his own thing again this time trying to rescue a North Korean who has information on nukes that have targeted on our ships and West coast. I'm happy to see Hawk, Slap and Digger back on this adventure. There is so much action and different scenes taking place that to describe them all would take too much time, I highly recommend you read these books in order to get a feel for all the characters.
As usual this is another excellent book. In an effort to help improve the series I would like to focus on two issues that drive me nuts. The first is the one needles dialog and sometimes repetitive detail about what some one is wearing or seeing. The only benefit is I get to skip pages.
The other thing is the poor editing for timeline. As one example the Korean with the teletype. The description of having to dust it off not having been used in years when in fact it was the third message sent from that machine in a sort time. Someone wasn't doing there job. This happens other times in the book. It's like someone won't take the time for a final read to insure flow. A similar timeline issue on the chopper.
Dalton Fury [nom de plume] delivers again a fast paced powerful story that is both hard to put down but rather uncomfortable in that it portrays a world that the mass media chooses to ignore. It makes one appreciate the tier one men and women who are fighting for us in the shadows. I found it left me as always in admiration of our warriors and disgusted with our politicos in and out of the military who seek only to advance their careers. Be in no doubt this is a true action novel with I presume more truth than fiction.
Like everything else he writes... personally I'd give it a 4.5 because it's not as good as the first three but still great. It's sad he passed away. I hope he has a friend who can take over who is just as creative who can write just as good as him.
Absolutely outrageous intensity; well developed story board and character development, mesmerized writing. The best of all of Fury's books (so far). Welcome to the big leagues; on par with 'The Gray Man' series by Mark Greaney.