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5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Thriller!
Reviewed in the United States on November 14, 2018
I love the opening scene of the book. It made me wonder what is going on with the 2 characters. The author brought all the characters to life. I could not put the book down. When I did put it down, I was thinking about all of the characters and what was going to happen next, who was good, who was bad, etc. There is a lot of action, and mystery. The author brought everything together well in the end. Can't wait for his next book!
5.0 out of 5 starsIt grabs you at the opening and never lets go!
Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2018
Force No One, a debut novel by Daniel Charles Ross, grabbed me with the opening paragraphs and never let go until the end. When it was over, I found myself wanting more from this author. I believed the scenes he set in Detroit and Dearborn and could tell the author had been there. The scenes in Afghanistan were realistic and thrilling. The characters he created were real to me and most of all, I cared what happened to them. The chapters are short and introduced with quotes from historical figures from Eisenhower, Churchill, Patton, and even gonzo journalist, Hunter Thompson. The nail-biting action kept me turning the pages right up to the surprise conclusion. This suspense thriller is the first of what promises to be a series of more great novels to come. I cannot wait for his next one, Force Majeure, a tantalizing chapter of which is included at the end of this novel, just to whet your appetite. Daniel Charles Ross is a bright new author that will keep his audience coming back for much more for many years to come.
Force No one was an enjoyable read, a book you had to read to the end to make sure it all ended up ok. The terrorist plot was a good one, but on the periphery of the story. There were some characters and plot points that seemed to go nowhere such as the Chinese restaurant, perhaps the author comes back to it in a later book? The ending came quickly and was very clean, perhaps too clean for all the death in the book. I am going to read the next book in the series to see if this comes together.
I loved the pacing, short paragraphs, stories moving along parallel lines and then coming together. There are surprises along the way which made this book a real reader. The characters were all believable with just enough backstories, but still more to find out (sequel). I've never been to Detroit or served in the Army, but could just tell that it was authentic, as was everything else, which I do know a little about. I'm looking forward to the next one. BZ!
This reminded me of Marcus Wynne's works. Midwest city, technical data on equipment/airplanes, multiple alphabet soup agencies working together unfolding a broad plot. I look forward to the sequel and seeing how Ross develops as an author.
Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2018
Great job Dan! I loved your first book and I look forward to the next in the series. A fast paced thriller that kept me going back to read more every chance I got. I thoroughly enjoyed the Detroit-centric background setting, the diverse character development and the unexpected plot twists, all of which contributed to a fabulous read. Like the Detroit Tigers, "you hit it out of the ballpark."
Ross has written a smart, exciting thriller. I love a good thriller, and this one measures up in every way. Lots of local Detroit flavor, plus international intrigue. Page-turner plot and characters you will enjoy taking this ride with. I'm looking forward to the sequels with high expectations.