By Tony Hernandez
Genre- Thriller - Espionage
271 Amazon pages
Rating 4 stars out of 5
Slaughter & Maneuver begins with a series of unconnected events around the globe: Saudi Arabia, North Korea, the U.S., France, Germany, England and Africa. The only common factor is that the same characters appear in several of those scenes. It's a bit difficult to follow at first because the story often shifts back and forth between the actions taking place in the various countries by a slew of characters. Slowly a terrorist plot develops as the reader becomes privy to more details.
Juan Bocanegra, or Boca, is with the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team. Jason Henry is a member of the CIA's Special Activities Division, its special operations unit. Eventually the two men emerge as the stories main characters.
The story's locations are diverse but the author pulls it all together and makes it work effectively.
The plot in this action thriller is complex and intense, and there is abundant action and conflict.
Throughout the story Boca struggles with forgiveness, both giving it and accepting it. Near the end he learns to forgive several actions that have haunted his life, but he also finds that not all people can or should be forgiven.
Writing is wordy and there are occasional editing issues. The last 20% had more word and comma problems than the first part of the story. Sentence structure and continuity are good.
Characters are well developed and interesting.
If you like fast paced action and a creative plot with frequent twist and turns, I recommend this story.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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