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Area Denial (Maelstrom Rising Book 7) Kindle Edition
…And now the Triarii know it
Now it’s time for the next move
Hank and his section took a beating in West Texas, but they accomplished their mission and secured a strategic asset against a daring attempt to seize it. And in the process, they found out who’s really behind the war.
Now it’s time to strike back.
The government doesn’t want to admit Chinese involvement, despite what the Triarii and the Texas Rangers uncovered. So, once again, the Triarii must act on their own.
Destination: The South China Sea
Mission: Take the war to the People’s Republic of China
But will that be more easily said than done?
You’ll love this near-future military thriller because the tension ratchets up and never stops!
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- ASIN : B08WPZXVYH
- Publication date : September 21, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 5169 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 265 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #65,041 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Former Reconnaissance Marine Peter Nealen is one of the rare ones. In some aspect or another, each of his books improves upon the last in some way, shape, or form, even after his 26th book (excluding anthologies, non-fiction works, and books announced but not yet published).
Thus far, I can say that Area Denial is hands down the best book that he has written to date.
Picking up where Fortress Doctrine left off, Hank Foss and his Triarii infantry section has been deployed to the Philippines as part of a privateer flotilla. Their objective: ply the same tactics on the Chinese that Beijing has plied against its enemies. It is maritime guerilla warfare, and the Triarii are having to elevate their skill set in order to complete the mission.
The action is as crisp and kinetic as ever, which has always been one of Nealen's strong fronts. It's clear that he has done his research on the PRC and their tactics, and has come up with a feasible plan of action in the scenario where world affairs have deteriorated to the level that they have in the Maelstrom Rising canon.
Additional kudos are merited for Nealen's depiction of set-piece naval battles. Unlike the late Tom Clancy, who would get into immense detail that would appeal to those who train for those fights at the strategic level and not much else, Nealen summarizes those battles in a way where the casual reader gets the picture. He makes it well known that he is aware that his average reader came to read about gun battles and not large battles from a strategic perspective.
Where Nealen has improved the most is his characterization. Certainly, he has come a long way from his American Praetorian days (where characterization was spare at first), and has demonstrated with both his Maelstrom Rising and Brannigan's Blackhearts series that he has grown as a writer with regards to characterization.
In Area Denial, it's taken to another level. We're seeing banter that will be readily recognized by grunts and operators worldwide. We're seeing post-traumatic stress that anyone with an intimate knowledge of war will immediately feel and relate to, and everyone else will be able to understand and empathize, if not fully understand.
In short, Area Denial has the gun and battle porn to appeal to the average reader of this genre, the foreign policy research targeting the research nerds, and the soul to make the characters human and appeal to readers looking for character stories.
Nealen has outdone himself here and I look forward to seeing what more he brings to the table.
The endings are not always happy and the missions not always successful, but the realism is where he truly makes his mark.
This latest energy in the Maelstrom Rising series is definitely a ‘bigger picture’ story, making a departure from the first person account of the action and instead painting a larger picture of a privateer navy starting a guerilla warfare campaign against the PLA navy. While he does focus on the main character, the story is so vast that it certainly can’t all happen through the eyes of one character. Nealen never misses a beat and crafts a truly page turning, or finger swiping story that it’s over before you realize it and always leaves you thirsty for more.
A great series that shows a lot of interesting and sometimes terrifying potential
I get paid NOTHING for this review. I simply am leaving it as a small token of thanks to the author for giving me hours of entertainment for the small price of the book. If you are a fan of Thor, Greaney, Flynn and even Clancy, this series and all of the series this author has written are for you - including the Jed Horn books.
Good luck in your review reading but you can stop now, but the book and be glad you did!
Top reviews from other countries
As always, no one is safe, as war is a messy and painful pastime, whether official or otherwise, as the Triarii move from land to sea, and take the fight to the People's Republic of China, turning more than a few of their own ideas against them, and proving that even an 800 lb gorilla has to move when it runs into a nest of fire ants. Looking forward to the next one, as ever.... Keep it up!