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"If you seek peace, prepare for war."
Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2017
I've read all of Tom Clancy's books and had recently finished another author's first book in the thriller genre (The Lions of Lucerne) and had come away disappointed by the cliches and shallow plot, so I approached this book with muted expectations. However, there are many, many things to like about this book.
There are the characters. Joe Ledger is the main character and rather than being a super soldier, he comes along as a different flavor. Yes, he's "Warrior" but he's also a "Cop" so he doesn't have the freedom to act that some Special Ops characters tend to have. He's a "hero waiting to happen".
There is the team that he needs to lead: First Sergeant Bradley Sims, Second Lieutenant Oliver Brown, CPO Samuel Tyler, and Bunny Rabbit. Joe starts by offending all of them and then needs to shape them into a team who trust each other and work together.
His friend and "shrink" is Rudy Sanchez who gets swept up into the story and has his own role to play.
There's even a love interest in Major Grace Courtland however the author develops this slowly and let's Joe demonstrate his character and that he's a gentleman.
There are the "bad guys". Rather than picking a terrorist stereotype, the author comes up with a new concept: a corporate super-villain who uses terrorists who, in turn, use him. In addition, there are the moles planted by the villain in our government organizations.
The Bio-technology is plausible and well explained in the book.
"If you seek peace, prepare for war." ("Si vis pacem, para bellum")
The plot and the pace grew throughout the book and ended on a high note.
I'm looking forward to reading this author's next book.
I only found 1 typo in the Kindle edition of the book which I've reported to Amazon.