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In the beginning, Zeb Carter
Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2018
Zeb Carter is a machine, at least in the figurative sense. In the Warrior series by the same author, Zeb has developed a team of people with certain skills. I've read volumes 1 and 10, both very good. This book is early Zeb Carter, before he became the more advanced machine in the Warrior series. And still, he is a machine even this early in his career.
Tasked with rescuing three US soldiers captured in Afghanistan alone and virtually no support, Carter adapts to the locals as he searches for where the soldiers are being held. Having to fight against the entrenched Taliban mentality provides certain challenges as he goes about his mission.
This is a fun read, or at least entertaining. There's not much in the way of characterization other than to demonstrate the title character's dogged determination and sense of justice. The author had sent to his mailing list a picture of the area he had set much of this in. Bleak, no good area. It did help to give a better sense of what a huge challenge was.
Overall, a good read, worthwhile.
[ originally posted to Goodreads, same day]