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The remote and impenetrable Pakistani mountains have offered refuge to the worst enemies of civilization since the time of Alexander. Now, the world faces a new challenge. Reared from birth to harbor a seething hatred, a lone man is about to unleash a firestorm that will rage for centuries. And the window of opportunity to stop him is shutting much faster than Washington DThe remote and impenetrable Pakistani mountains have offered refuge to the worst enemies of civilization since the time of Alexander. Now, the world faces a new challenge. Reared from birth to harbor a seething hatred, a lone man is about to unleash a firestorm that will rage for centuries. And the window of opportunity to stop him is shutting much faster than Washington D.C. can hope to deal with....

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Retribution Reviews

  • Nathan
    2019-05-27 06:36

    William Parker is a semi-retired marine and top level CIA lethal operative. He knows almost nothing about his parents except that they were killed in a terrorist attack on Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie. Yousef-al-Quadi is a young ambitious Arabian terrorist that thinks of himself as a greater Osama-bin-Laden who wants to see the west fall and to establish a new Islamic Nation in the Saudi Arabian Peninsula. He was sent to the U.S when he was young to receive education but all he returned with was a hatred towards westerners fueled by the discrimination he received in America. After a violent terrorist attack on a U.S embassy in Doha, Qatar, William Parker and Yousef-al-Quadis’ fates will collide as Parker tries to stop Yousef from killing millions of innocent people. In order to do this Parker must disguise himself as a man called Sadik Zabara, a reporter for a radical Islamic news organization. The reason why Parker chooses this disguise is because in order for Yousef to be infamous and feared, he needs publication and Sadik Zabara can provide it because he has links to the BBC. To defeat this ruthless enemy without being caught, he willingly infects himself with a highly contagious and deadly disease known as NM-13, a strain of Meningitis. After infecting himself, Parker, or Sadik Zabara is summoned by Yousef to report on his first acts of establishing his new Islamic nation and to announce to the world on who is is and what he is going to accomplish. The place Zabara is summoned to is in the remote Hindu Kush Mountains of Pakistan. When Parker receives this news, he contacts his superiors in the U.S Marine Corp and CIA, initiate operation Talio. This operation calls for an elite U.S Army Ranger team to parachute into the mountains and provide sniper cover for Parker and to give Parker the antibiotics to cure him of the NM-13 disease. All goes as planned except when Parker discovers that Yousef had acquired two highly enriched uranium cores to produce nuclear bombs. At the same time, he also learns how they are going to be used so once he infected the terrorist, Parker then stole one of the cores and made his way to his team. As he is doing this a huge firefight breaks out. During this fight, Parker desperately tries to save himself by injecting antibiotics before it was too late while his team holds the terrorist back with their weapons. Several hours past before the Americans push the terrorist back and make their way to a waiting helicopter for extraction. When Parker gets back to the U.S, he finds out that the authorities found the other nuclear core in a plane that was taking off from a runway in Canada. Canadian police snipers killed the pilot and recovered the nuclear device, saving Chicago and millions of innocent lives. This book was a good, well thought out and fast paced book. I say this because Anderson Harp put detail into the story and weapons used in the story but not so much that i would feel like I was reading a dictionary. The plot was complete with no holes or places that didn't match up and flowed smoothly from one chapter to another because each event was explained thoroughly by the previous one. The theme of the story was realistic and modern so it felt like this story could either happen this instant or the possibility that something very similar to this has already happened in this world. The book Retribution was not unlike some Tom Clancy novels like The Hunt For Red October and Without Remorse. These books have something in common because they are all based off of the theme of a modern military thriller. Also this book resembles some real life events like the Operation that killed Osama-bin-Laden (Operation Neptune Spear). however the real life events and this story have one major crucial difference, this difference is that in real life the details of the operation are very scarce and vague while the story’s detail are specific and clear. This book was an exciting, action packed book but a couple reasons why a reader might not want to read this book is because this book has descriptive scenes of violence and gore plus some swear words some people might not approve of. The main target audience of this book would probably be fifteen through twenty five because this is the age where people look for adrenaline rushes and excitement to fill their everyday lives. On a scale of one to five, one being: “Why and how was this written?”, to a five being: “This deserves to get the book of the year award”, I’d rate this book a solid four. The reason why I rated this a four is because I liked how it was fast paced and thrilling after the middle of the book. What added to this rating was a clear, uncluttered story line that had no confusing dead ends. The only reason why this story didn’t score a five out of five with me is because I felt like the author could’ve done a better job of putting less details and unnecessary information in the beginning half of the story. If you as a reader, enjoy the action and thrills of reading a fast paced book, you’ll love Retribution. This book has plenty of intense firefights that feel like you yourself, are in the thick of it. However, if you do not enjoy or approve of violence, war, graphic descriptions, or some curse words, then this is probably not the best book for you to read. Also, Retribution is a great book for those readers that enjoyed the Tom Clancy series or any other modern military thriller.You may be asking:”How does the review of this book by a random freshman help me tell whether this book is a good book for me to read?”. Well, to give you a brief look on how this book tells the story, I’ve taken a few parts of the book to show how violent, descriptive and realistic it is. First with the violence part, this quote gives a hint of how violent this story can be:”He pulled the boy up, still whimpering and sobbing so the camera would focus on his face. Bloodied and swollen”. This next quote tells us how this book is realistic and thrilling by saying:”’Let it go.’Villegas’s Windrunner .338 Lapua made a muffled thump and the silenced round left the barrel”. This scene makes you feel like you are the sniper looking through the windrunner scope. The scene also gives you details you would experience and know if you were the sniper, things like what sound the rifle made and even what caliber the rifle was. Lastly, this part of Retribution reminds the reader of the gruesome fate awaiting Yousef-al-Quadi. This quote reveals the true details and effects of his Meningitis inflicted death, it shows that at times, the story can be quite descriptive of a man’s death:”The lining of his brain would continue to swell and the bleeding would start. Blood seeping out of the corners of his eyes and ear, his fingers turning black. The blackness progressing up his legs and arms”.You might be puzzled by the catchphrase on the poster “Saving lives, one bullet at a time”. The reason why this catchphrase was put on the poster is because it refers to William Parker and his team saving the lives of millions of innocent people by killing the terrorist, in turn preventing a nuclear detonation over the skies of Chicago, one of the largest cities in the United States.The movie poster is a scene from the book where part of William Parker’s team is covering him while he is inside the terrorist camp infecting the terrorist and try to escape with the stolen nuclear core and his life. The sniper is part of William Parker’s team while Yousef-al-Quadi and William Parker can be seen in the distant terrorist camp surrounded by Yousef’s men.A example of Parker and his men saving lives by killing is when him and his team killing the terrorist in the mountains to save innocent lives around the U.S by preventing a catastrophic nuclear bomb detonation over the United States. Also with each bullet fired from their weapons, they are slowly reducing civilization and humanity’s enemies.The reason why I chose this scene out of all the ones in the book is because this is where the climax and deciding moment is. If the Americans fail, they will be killed by the terrorist along with millions of American citizens but if they succeed, they will be true American heroes, having saved a city of millions and the central United States.

  • Kathy Martin
    2019-06-18 07:18

    RETRIBUTION reminded me a lot of Tom Clancy at his best. With short chapters told from multiple viewpoints and the fast pace, thriller fans will be swept up in this exciting story. The hero of the story is William Parker - former Marine, former deep-cover agent, language savant. Parker lost his parents when Flight 103 was brought down over Lockerbie. When he gets a chance to go up against a terrorist who was part of that and who is now planning a new jihad, he instantly agrees.They come up with a ingenious plot involving a fact acting type of meningitis and Parker playing the role of a journalist who is approached by the terrorist to tell his story. Of course, it couldn't be that simple. A plot to steal nuclear materials and launch terrorist attacks on Chicago and political intrigue in choosing Saudi Arabia's next king add complications. Further complications are added by a CIA operative who doesn't want Parker's mission to succeed for reasons I never could figure out.Unlike Clancy, Harp doesn't include long infodumps about geopolitics and weapons' specifications. He keeps the story (stories) moving. It did seem to me that there was more graphic violence in this one than I remember in Clancy. Fans of thrillers will be excited to find a new author to fill the shoes of the late Tom Clancy.

  • Andrea
    2019-06-03 02:30

    I've just finished reading an uncorrected, pre-release, galley of Anderson Harp's "Retribution" and I'm happy to say it kept it's excitement consistent and my interest intact from the first chapter to the last. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to Harp's next novel. With the losses, in 2013, of military espionage thriller authors Tom Clancy and Vince Flynn, I'm happy to know that previously unknown great story spinners are writing for our pleasure!

  • Fran
    2019-06-25 00:46

    Retribution: Anderson HarpOne man’s family is obliterated on a flight that would take more than just their lives. Terrorists often feel that they win when they blow up a plane. All too often the other side looks to retaliate and the war is waged and the final body count rises. A lone pilot flying over the Atlantic loses control of the plane and dies for her cause. A huge white ship came out of nowhere. The “rust of the ship and its dark ore cargo had been camouflaged by snow and ice, making the vessel nearly invisible.” The lone pilot prayed to Allah but in the end her words be heard. United States Embassy, Doha, Qatar, where Maggie O’Donald has just received an email from Riyadh. Tired and weary she and her partner Pat Stuart would face something they never expected. Information in e-mails coming through that were being sent she thought to present her with information for some reason but what? Something odd struck her and then her whole world would change as she removed her Glock from her draw and along with Pat remained at the window where she saw a lone figure and then everything turned black. Colonel William Parker is a dangerous man. His family killed in Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland. A bomb tore through it and everyone was killed. William Parker would seek justice for his parents but someone else would change the tide first. A simple phone call would bring him out of retirement and back into the fold of the CIA as Agent James Ford Scott enlists his help. Parker’s team, the ANGLICO team had been awarded two bronze stars and a purples heart for service in Iraq. This next mission would change not only his perspective but the end result could bring death and devastation. One bomb that would change it all the composition is Semtex according to Scott. As the victims are counted one in particular is of interest because somewhere in the recesses of Maggie’s mind is the name of a person who was her contact and whom she cannot remember. Questioned and asked many times Maggie’s mind is devoid of her recent memories and the Brain Traumatic Injury just might be permanent. A successful mission in Korea and millions of dollars paid to Parker, Scott was going to enlist his aid and the budget and resources were unlimited. Wanting to know why the target was, who was involved and why would they want a retired operative to come out of retirement were the questions of the day. Except: the important one is WHY! Maggie O’Donald is more than just a friend and the link to an operation called Intekam was the clincher. One Saudi named Yousef al-Qadi was his target. His purpose a Jihad that would take millions of lives if not stopped. What is planned will make you shudder and the end result could not only kill those involved in the mission along with the target but if not handled the right way many innocent victims too. As the plot unfolds and we learn more about the mission Scott reveals information about a reporter named Sadik Zabara. A powerful journalist who was offered a position with Al-Quds who now has a meeting with Yousef. As the plan unfolds we learn more about each player and Parker begins to formulate his plan and his team. Take a black cargo hole of Pakistani airline freighter and place something within a weaving machine. But, there is something else within this object that if not controlled will take out an American city and much more. Learning more about the Muslim’s we find out that Yousef’s niece was killed in a retaliation bombing sending him on his path of revenge. What could the Center for Disease Control do in order to stop this man? What was Parker’s plan? Retribution: punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved. But, just how far will Parker and the CIA go to get this? Intekam: “Farsi for an equal and just revenge.” Iran Air Flight 655 went down killing 290 innocent victims one of whom was Yousef-al-Qadi’s niece. There is much more as the author relates information of previous mission referred to as Lockerbie and names those involved and where the Semtex came from and who the person’s relation to Yousef. Hear his voice and know that he will stop at nothing to create this jihad, killing Americans and sacrificing his own. When this reporter was taken and placed in a safe place, his wife and young infant niece stowed away with Parker the dye is set and Parker is going to become Zabara and the rest remains to be unfolded as we learn his plan. Wanting the best infectious disease doctor was the start as the author takes readers inside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and we learn about a deadly virus and its implications called: Neisseria Meningitidis. The research into this disease was extensive and the deadly virus would infect victims causing either brain damage that was permanent or those that were lucky not to succumb to this might lose limbs. Some, if lucky might become deaf but most would need treatment that would be so aggressive from powerful drugs that would have to be on hand and readily available. To learn more about this virus, what it does and how it is spread you need to read Chapter 12 to understand the seriousness of what Parker has planned if this virus is unleashed. The author reminds us now of Maggie O’Donald as we enter her hospital room, hear the many questions she is asked and learn more about the injuries to her mind. Yousef-al-Qadi was responsible for the death of Parker’s parents and would kill many more if Parker does not stop him first. His cover in place, the phones needed and two articles planted as if written by Zabara, Parker is about to go into deep cover with no backup, endless resources and hopefully a team that would come through. But, the reader begins to wonder who can be trusted even within his own organization as we learn more about James Ford Scott a CIA agent who has enlisted Parker’s talents to foil the operation that Yousef has already set into motion. Contacting Clark Ashby a court reporter and someone close to Parker was his lead to getting his attention and the message he sent even more. But, just what are his real motives and will he really protect him? Questions asked and some answers not given as Parker hesitates before agreeing. A jihad that would make all others look like a sunny day in May and an end result that would kill millions. We continue as we learn more about Sadik Zabara as Parker assumed his identity, is writing for the Al-Quds newpaper and hopefully will get that face to face with Yousef. Meet his team: Kevin Moncrief, Enrico Hernandez and Army Captain Mark Furlong as they discuss the mission. But, no one realizes that their movements are being tracked and someone is following them. A terrorist who has stolen an Islamabad nuclear weapon but Parker has to come up with a way to stop him and using a highly dangerous and contagious strain of a communicable disease is his method of choice. Ripped right out the headlines you might say when we had that Anthrax scare, Retribution is a sober reminder that we need to stay alert and even more vigilant. Within the novel there is much violence and other forms of retribution as our main antagonist takes readers to the House of Saud and has the Prince kidnapped, tortured and buried alive to prove to his father what happens when he is crossed. CIA Deputy Director Robert Tranthan wants answers from Maggie and although warned not to push her too far he disregards the nurses orders and proceeds. Information lodged within the deep recesses of her brain would help them when dealing with the House of Saud and the upcoming elections. But, the Secretary, as he is referred to is smart, has his own network called the Black Swans as the author reminds us of the lone pilot at the start of the novel and her fate is about to be sealed. One Chechen named Umarov, Yousef and the secretary, so powerful and so diabolical their actions will make you cringe. But, all the questioning in the world by Tranthan cannot restore her memory as yet and the information she had imparted to a nurse when she was lucid was passed off as ramblings. The plan is carefully outlined by the author as we learn just what Yousef has planned in order to create what he envisions is as new Muslim state. Entering the hospital room of the King of the House of Saudi, we hear the voice of the secretary. One side he shows allegiance to the King and on the other to Yousef. Torn between both which way will he go as readers learn that someone hiding in plain sight is more than just a traitor and lives that are supposed to prevent what this man has planned are in danger by someone they are supposed to trust. A death within the hospital is about to be hidden and the safety of many in more than just danger as Yousef plans to take down the communication system and computers in the US and Canada hoping that no one will notice where the real bomb is going to explode and what now that he stole the two nuclear cores will be in it as one young girl with a limb comes flies her last flight. Parker’s life is in danger if his team fails. The team’s rules apply, Parker’s friend Gunny on board, no special treatment given just what the end result will be remains to be seen as the author although shares what happens to Zabara’s family, the bomb that took out so many and those behind it. Terrorist attacks are the norm not the unusual and the intricate planning and the nature of how these terrorists are able to inflict the devastation on so many innocent people is blood curdling to say the least. Two nuclear cores that if released would wipe out Chicago in a heartbeat. A plan so diabolical and one man who would risk it all to save so many. With the plan in place and meeting with Yousef what Parker does will stupefy readers as he takes on piece of gum, chews it and infects himself with a deadly virus that takes immediate hold of him. But, just what he does to Yousef and those with him will allow readers to know to what lengths he would go to in order to save lives. With his team in place, the virus overtaking him and his life in danger will he manage to escape? An ending so riveting and a story so terrifying you won’t be able to put it down until you learn the final fate of each member of the team and whether what Yousef has planned is stopped. Anderson Harp gives new meaning to the word: Retribution: Which side gets theirs? Read it to find out!

  • Diana H.
    2019-06-23 02:42

    I first read Anderson Harp's books after meeting him at the Romantic Times Magazine book convention. His writing is fast-paced, lively, and the plot is always spot on.If you haven't picked up an Anderson Harp thriller, you don't know what you are missing.Highly recommend this author.

  • Marlene
    2019-06-23 01:36

    Originally published at Reading RealityIf you’re looking for a way to get your Tom Clancy fix, Retribution is a great place to start!I read the early Tom Clancy books, and loved the fast pace of the adventure, as well as the neverending skullduggery involved in the politics, but the later books felt a bit bogged down to me.The action in Retribution never lets up.Although the story focuses on ex-Marine William Parker, the point of view switches between Parker, the man he is hunting, and the politicians who want to make sure that there are no loose ends when his mission is completed.Retribution is a complicated story, because “retribution” is something that every character seems to want--they just have wildly different perspectives on who should get retribution for what.The plot and counter-plot revolve around a man who wants to become a second Osama bin Laden, but his ambitions are greater. The goal of Yousef al-Qadi’s jihad is to recreate a mythical pure Muslim kingdom in parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, without giving a damn about the governments that currently hold those territories. He also wants to wipe out the Western influences from Saudi Arabia and its rulers.He already has an army, he’s planning to use that army to steal nuclear material from Pakistan and hold the world hostage.The plan that William Parker comes up with to eliminate the threat is equally as deadly; Parker plans to infiltrate Yousef’s inner circle and expose everyone in it to a disease as deadly as the black plague, and nearly as infectious.Getting in turns out to be much easier than getting out; especially since there are plans back in Washington to make sure that Parker doesn’t survive his mission. And there are forces in Yousef’s camp willing to do anything to ensure that Parker pays in blood for his acts.They wanted the best for this mission, and they got the best. The best at surviving, the best at succeeding, the best at turning the tables on his enemies.Escape Rating B+: Parker is a great point of view character not just because he is so good at what he does, but because his reasons for doing it are so complex.He is an adrenaline junkie who still takes missions just to feed that particular habit. He’s also intelligent and multi-talented, that’s what makes him both a hero and a survivor. But this particular mission has a goal for him beyond removal of the threat. His parents went down on Pan Am Flight 103, over Lockerbie Scotland. His reward for the Yousef mission is to find out the unvarnished truth about the Lockerbie bombing conspiracy, by seeing the secret and unredacted U.S. Government files.It’s the one mystery he’s never been able to solve, and he needs to know--even if the truth includes culpability on the part of the government he serves.If Parker is a bit larger than life, so is Yousef. It’s difficult to know whether his particular jihad, or the reasons behind it, have a basis in a real person; I definitely saw him as a threat, but his character felt more like an amalgam of possible dangers than a complete character. (YMMV)The last third of the book goes along at a “can’t stop reading” level of adrenaline, especially as the action focuses in on the actual mission and relatively few characters. In the beginning, when a large number of people and a lot of background are thrown at the reader all at once, I would have killed for a dramatis personae list.By the end, I was practically biting my fingernails to see if Parker’s mission succeeds, and the various missions to stop him are finally foiled.

  • Christian
    2019-06-25 07:34

    A third of the way through this book I literally threw it away. The plot was contrived, boring, and totally implausible. The plan of the "good" guys (America) is to inject the protagonist with a contagious and deadly disease (that can kill millions of people), have him impersonate another terrorist to get into their camp so that everyone gets infected and dies (might as well use a nuke to take out the terrorist camp). Nothing can go wrong with this plan. Between the plot and the cardboard like characters I didn't find out how this turned out because I'm just not that big of a masochist.

  • Tyler Fisher
    2019-06-22 01:35

    Plot was interesting, but there were too many settings and characters to make sense of it all. The writing was awful and choppy throughout. Much better writing is available for thriller seekers. See the Vince Flynn or Jack Reacher series.

  • Author Groupie
    2019-06-24 03:47

    Alpha males anyone? If this question interests you in the slightest, then Anderson Harp's Retribution is the novel for you. Protagonist Will Parker, a retired district attorney, takes the occasional deep undercover mission to relieve himself of his predictable life far in the woods and to fuel his adrenaline addiction. This particular secret operation finds Parker fighting for his life in the mountainous border of Afghanistan and Pakistan.If a fan of visual imagery in writing, look no further:A man from the village representing the elders went there the following morning and found the walls covered in sprays of blood- the floors as well. He stepped into a puddle of black, congealed blood, which stuck to his shoes like molasses. Flies swarmed around the room, occasionally landing on his cheek, even as he brushed them aside. The bodies had been pummeled by bricks found nearby, covered in the same sticky blood. (86-7)Written in a third-person narrative, the political commentary sprinkled throughout is unwavering: The Americans have a better chance of breathing life back into those two dead bodies, Yousef thought, than of changing these people [of Pakistan]. (87)Tears welled in the corners of my eyes as the English teacher within embraced antagonist's Robert Trantham's approach of reading in reverse, "The old editorial trick caused one to see things in a different light. Misspelled words stood out if you read a paragraph backward" (384).For the purposes of book club, one may serve "cold kupus and grah" (111) or Dom Perignon and chilled caviar as served in first class on Qatar Air. Personally, I would definitely avoid the chewing gum Parker favored, and instead, opt for the "tea and sweet biscuits" (44).

  • Carol
    2019-06-01 02:32

    Retribution is full of the what ifs so relevant to today‘s world…The story consists of season military trained personnel, terrorists, geography, history, military tactics, espionage, biological warfare, nuclear weapons, traumaticbrain injury and new technology. The plot is an action packed, fast paced, spy thriller containing many twists and turns as the planned out mission unfolds.The characters are well described as the plot unfold so you are able to understand their role within the story.The main character, Will parker is a former decorated Marine, a retired covert agent and is fluent in severallanguages. He agrees to take the mission against the terrorist, Yousef-al-Qadi who was responsible for thedeath of his parents when their plane was bombed, killingeveryone aboard. Yousef-al-Qadi needs to be stopped before his group kills many more people.You will not want to put Retribution down once you get into the heart of the story. This book is a stand alone asI understand that Will Parker was introduced in book called A Northern Thunder. Good Read. I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway. My opinion is my own. Thank you for the book!

  • My Book Addiction and More MBA
    2019-06-25 05:47

    RETRIBUTION by Anderson Harp is an action- thrilled Suspenseful military/Political thriller. Oh my what a thriller!"A shattering debut thriller in which an unstoppable force of destruction is about to strike at the heart of America".This is just the beginning of this fast paced, action packed, scary thriller! Mr. Harp has written an impressive story of intrigue and disaster of catastrophic proportions. What if???Filled with suspense, intrigue, military expertise, terrorists, and shocking relevance to the dangers in today's world. 538 pages packed full of truth, justice or injustice, suspense, and terror.If you enjoy Tom Clancy, than RETRIBUTION is just up your alley. A very complex, but compelling story with lots of twists and turns. If you are a true thriller/mystery/ military lover than do not hesitate to pick up RETRIBUTION. Move over Tom Clancy here comes Anderson Harp! I can't wait to see what Mr. Harp will have in store for his readers next. Way to go!Received for an honest review from the publicist and/or author.RATING: 4.5HEAT RATING: HOT due to violenceREVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

  • slippy
    2019-06-25 01:24

    I won Retribution from Good Reads and this book was one that was hard to follow. I couldn't figure out when Anderson was going from scene to scene what was going on in the story. However, I did finally catch on and realized that he was developing characters while he went from chapter to chapter. It was definitely an exciting story as there were many twists and turns throughout the book.The opening of the book starts off with establishing the basis for the story. A terrorist attack taking place at a U.S. Embassy where Maggie O'Donald has been stationed and little does she know that an attack is coming. From there, the story goes to an important mission to find and take out a terrorist who is a deadly killer. The story goes on as we follow the two in charge of the mission. Twists and turns galore especially near the end of the story. I recommend this book for those who love a book that talk about bravery and enjoys twists and turns throughout a book. I think you might enjoy it.

  • Valeria
    2019-06-22 00:18

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through the goodreads giveaway program.If you’re interested in fast-pace action, non-stop intrigue and realistic military missions – then look no further than Anderson Harp’s new novel, Retribution. From a new voice specializing in military espionage thrillers – this novel is sure to excite and captivate readers. Giving further authentication to the novel is the fact that the author served 30 years in the military, he hasn’t just researched the material, he’s lived it. If you like thrillers – this is a not to be missed book. Easy to read and hugely entertaining. I’m not sure if the author plans to make this book 1 in a series. But I personally can’t wait to read further books starring William Parker and his gang. Congratulations to Mr. Harp on a exciting new career as a writer.

  • Vicki Elia
    2019-06-09 04:40

    Audiobook Review4 1/2 StarsWill Parker, a U.S. operative, is inserted into an Islamic terror group with the sole purpose of elimination of the radical leader Yousef al-Qadi, who is intent on unleashing nuclear weapons against the U.S. and other enemies. al-Qadi envisions himself as Osama bin Laden 2.0, driven to create a new Muslim state that through terror seizes not just geography but power. With a terrifying method of biologic elimination, Parker is faced with insurmountable odds to not only complete his mission but live afterward. This gripping tale is bound with an absolutely believable plot, tremendously built characters and scenes, and deep knowledge of military intel and black ops. I could not stop listening until the very end. Can't wait till the next one!

  • Paul
    2019-06-24 00:46

    This book had the potential to be a very good. It became very confusing referring to and flashing back into a mission in Korea. Also conversation was confusing by who was saying it was asking what questions and who answering the questions. Also the characters were confusing and their history with other characters. I was very disappointed. It seem like the author was trying to hard to make a great book.

  • Julia
    2019-06-13 04:21

    Can't wait for Anderson Harp's next book !! This was another great win in a Goodreads giveaway and has introduced me to another very talented author. Not only has the author served our country as a Marine he is working to make life better for our troops with the USO. The story is authentic and easy to follow while being exciting. Hard to put down. Anderson Harp, thank you for a great novel and especially thank you for your service to our country. Waiting for another book from you.

  • Glen
    2019-06-10 05:24

    A book that takes a while to get going is pretty good once it gets some momentum.An American agent takes on a suicide mission to eliminate a terrorist leader in the mountains of Pakistan. As usual in these missions, things don't go smoothly. Lots of tension generated.Seems like it might be the first in a series. We can only hope.

  • Marti
    2019-06-11 23:37

    If you like war stories and war movies, this is the book for you. There is lots of action, mostly with terrorists. Civilians get injured and killed. Will Parker is in Afghanistan along with his fellow troops, fighting to keep our homeland safe. Several pages were ripped out in the front of the book, so I can't tell when it was published.

  • Marian
    2019-06-12 02:39

    Thriller author Andy Harp has a new fan. I already brought the next book in the series. This book scared me, then took me more deeply into the mad minds of fanatics and warmongers than I ever wanted to go. But I'm glad for the journey and the insight.

  • Diogenes
    2019-06-20 01:46

    A medley of Cussler, Clancy and Ludlum in a terrorist/jihadist yarn with credidable military background. 3.75 stars

  • Nick Vantangoli
    2019-06-11 05:27

    Average book. I had hoped for a more Clancy type story...but it just didn't happen.

  • BeaCharmed
    2019-05-29 03:47

    I think my BIL might like this; must share with him when I'm able.

  • Teresa Jessie
    2019-06-19 04:39

    Started slow to me, but finished with a bang.

  • Virginia Walters
    2019-06-14 02:21

    A good read.I liked the story but just a little too much military action for me. But it did have a good ending.

  • Brian Eugene
    2019-06-03 07:42

    Very good readThis book kept my attention and kept me reading right to the end. I'm looking forward to the Next book in this series.

  • Paul
    2019-05-28 04:36

    Thoroughly enjoyed!

  • Denise
    2019-06-12 06:28

    3.5 stars rounded to 4 because of how realistic the plot is. Full review to come on my blog.

  • Rach
    2019-05-26 23:24

    sorry couldn't get into this

  • Diane Dean
    2019-06-13 00:46

    Good read!

  • Ken Rubenstein
    2019-05-25 02:40

    Super ReadI do not normally write reviews. But this book really holds the reader & comes too close to a potential reality especially in today's world.