Author – John DeBoer
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
295 Amazon Pages
Rating 4 stars out of 5 Posted 3/22/17
15 - 2017
My impressions: Frightening, religious fanatics, well written & edited, strong characters, vigilante justice.
Cliff Evans – decapitated by American Radical Muslim terrorist who is then sent back to the USA.
Adam Taylor – age 38 ex-Navy Seal, working for Global Security Guardian.
Mario Martinez – age 37, Adam’s friend and partner.
Peter Crandall - NSA analyst.
Amira Bahar – Lebanese, NSA analyst.
Angela Martin – Participant in terrorist plot until she had second thoughts.
Yusuf Khouri – American born Radical Muslim terrorist.
Brian Callahan – Rock Musician who publicly offended the Islamic religion and is targeted by ISIS terrorist.
The story begins in Erbil Iraq as Adam and Mario provide security for CNN reporter Maxwell Rice. There are enlightening scenes of the security detail before Adam and Mario return to the US on vacation. While at home Adam and a friend pick up two women in a bar. He is attracted to Angela and wants to date her again. She confesses to him that she is involved in a terrorist plot to take place in his hometown of Spring Lake, New Jersey and regrets agreeing to participate.
From there the plot picks up speed and has more twist and turns than a winding mountain road. The good guys and the bad guys keep revising their plans to react to the opposition. The terrorist spot Adam and learn his identity. With that information, they target his parents’ home to punish him for trying to abort their plans.
As expected there is a united effort between the local police and sheriff’s departments, the state police, FBI and U.S. Marshalls. And still the terrorists elude them until the very end. Adam then ensured the terrorist leader wouldn’t escape punishment.
I enjoyed this fast-paced story and recommend it. My negative impression is that the ending seemed a little weak concerning Amira’s actions and her future.
The editing and sentence structure are excellent. Character development is thorough and compelling.
The plot is standard good guys vs. the evil terrorist but is presented well.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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