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Great Plot Line
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 6, 2018
A great plot - plenty of twists and surprises. I read the eighth book in this series by Ben Coes first. I was impressed and went back, bought the other seven books and have been reading them in order of publication. That is the order in which these books should be read, as the characters and story line link together as the series progresses.
When one is reading one of the Dewey Andreas series the reader must always remember that Dewey is for all intents and purposes indestructible. He can be shot, stabbed, and thrown from tall buildings, and he will get up and still perform at the highest levels possible for a human. Just accept that, put your brain on hold in that regard, and you will find the books enjoyable.
In this case Dewey takes on ISIS - so, there is plenty of Middle East action, as well as action that ends up in New York City.
As in prior books in this series, the author has Arab terrorists using UZI sub-machine guns. They would never use the UZI, an Israeli weapon. Also, as in prior books, the author needs to learn that a hijab is only worn by women, and that Dewey would not be wearing one as he ran from the firefight. The author does not know weapons, but, in this book he has avoided many of the errors he had in prior books in the series - however, at one point he has Dewey move the fire selector on his weapon to "auto-hail". There is no such setting on any full auto firearm. It may not sound as dramatic, but the normal settings would be "semi", "burst" and "full".
As to grammar, page 90 the author ends a sentence with a preposition, and on page 341, he again shows that he does not understand the difference between the words "bring" and "take" - he seems to most always use the word "bring" when he should be using "take". In another case, page 380, he has Dewey say "What do you got?" - Just bad grammar.
To me these things are annoying as I read, as I am sure they are to other readers. But, not enough to take away from the overall enjoyment of the book.