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Jonathan Grave Confronts A Coup
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2016
In "Against All Enemies", John Gilstrap presents his latest Jonathan Grave (Scorpion) novel as a fast paced edge -of-the-seat thriller that poses provocative questions about the efficacy of a planned coup against the US government. While certainly entertaining as a stand alone effort, "Against All Enemies" has seemed to inspire political enmities from many readers.
Dylan "Boomer" Nasbe, a former member of Grave's black ops team is being hunted by US agents for apparently killing several CIA agents and leaking secrets to foreign governments. Grave and his team are enlisted to find and bring Boomer in alive so that he can be debriefed and protected, if necessary. Finding Boomer poses no problem but he quickly points Scorpion, Boxers, and their team toward a conspiracy so laughable yet so deadly in its intent that immediate action is necessary to both defeat the threat and trace it back to the highest levels of the US military.
As usual, the Jonathan Grave series is fun fast-paced reading with good guys fighting bad guys in confrontations that often get obscured in areas of gray when the absolutes of white and black are no longer realistic. Innocents can be killed and laws can be stretched or broken in the name of the greater good. Major characters are always well defined and the dialogue is both credible and often amusing. Of course, this series comes with constant action, violence, and a fair share of suspense and thrills. Recommended for those fans of action/adventure thrillers who don't get overly caught up in political leanings or messages.