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Publisher's Summary

"GRIPPING AND GRITTY." - Richard North Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

A school under siege. A shooter in the classroom. An all too common American nightmare unleashed again. But this time, former Delta Captain Jake Mahegan happens to be on the schoolgrounds checking in on the daughter of a colleague. Instead he's staring down a suicidal gunman rigged to blow. During the standoff another attack begins outside the school. The gunman goes down, Mahegan is knocked unconscious, and a twelve-year-old autistic girl is kidnapped. Mahegan knows his mission before the smoke clears, but where it takes him is unimaginable - deep into a widespread conspiracy that threatens the nation's very core. Treason in the highest halls of government. And only one man is prepared to stop it - or die trying...

"An explosive, seat-of-your-pants thriller!" - W.E.B. Griffin and W.E. Butterworth IV on Sudden Threat

"Mahegan stands out from the crowd of usual thriller heroes." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Topical, frightening, possible, and riveting." - James Rollins on Sudden Threat

"This one truly kicks butt. Crackling with action and tension, it'll hold you captive from the first page until the last." - Steve Berry, New York Times and #1 international bestselling author

©2017 A. J. Tata (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • Lia
  • Sutton, Australia
  • 02-11-18

Great Addition To The Series

Jake Mahegan is an amazing character, robust yet nuanced...a heroic figure in a chaotic and complex world. In the third installment of this series, General Tata continues a masterful development of a character within a rich and action-packed scenario. Some authors in the genre become enamored of lengthy and detailed descriptions of hardware, sometimes at the expense of character and plot development. Not so with A.J. Tata. With each volume we learn more of what drives Jake Mahegan and how his special skills are employed to counter very realistic threats. I cannot wait for the next chapter in the Jake Mahegan story.

Jonathan Davis was outstanding with the delivery of the story

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Outstanding

I am hooked. When is the next book. I can’t wait
Jonathan Davis is outstanding

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Great series!

A.J. Has absolutely got Jake Mahegans character dialed in and his abilities put a lot of other “hero” style characters to shame. I’m going on a limb but I think A.J.has put his time in with martial arts because Hill describing a fight scene makes you believe you are right they are witnessing it. Barry will be too especially on the fight scenes and every new character introduced brings another little cherry on top of what is already a great book. I have read every book in the series and every one of them have been great! Lastly Jonathan Davis the narrator is just the man for the job. With his deep voice and southern draw, There is no other near raider out there that I have heard or can remember that.could pull off Jake Mohegan better than Jonathan Davis!!

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Not what I expected

Way too slow and too much time on thoughts of the little girl and her “condition”. Also not very believable that Jake would have to do it all by himself because of the government being incompetent

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Great story well read very up to date

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely yes! I would have never given out 5 stars normally.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

All were well done but the little girl Mischa and her heroism inspite of disability.

Any additional comments?

I have read all three of the Jake Mahegan books this one was so today it was pratically written from current events. Narration was easy to follow. Characters are interesting and well developed and my only tiny gripe might be Jake is sometimes too impervious to the physical wounds he receives.
I would highly recommend to any one. A.J Tata just keep getting better. Please keep it up. Only my first review since one previous for Vince Flynn.

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Excellent use of emerging technology

Author is well versed in SOF activities and emerging tech... Have enjoyed each of the 3 books I've read...

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Keeps getting better

I enjoyed this book very much. A lot of twists and turns and non stop action. I am listening in sequential order and this is his best so far. On to Direct Fire.

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Fox News style novel

sort of Fox News followers type of novel; cheap patriotism, shallow and predictable plot, not worth the time

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Complicated plot

Too many characters and many leaps of faith for events in story. Liked NC setting.

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excellent

excellent just like the others in this series. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. already ordered the next one