I received a free copy of this novel from the author in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence, Mature Language, and Mature Situations. The story is set in the contemporary US. The primary character is the US Navy SEAL JD Cordell.
Cordell comes from a family with a long history of military service. The SEAL team he is a member of raids a terrorist and comes away with information on an ongoing plot. When an old school friend of Cordell’s is killed, he starts digging into the information his friend left behind. That information not only has details of a plot against the US, but it also implies links to a presidential candidate. It becomes a race to see if Cordell and other US forces can thwart the Iranian plot before it is too late.
I enjoyed the 5.5+ hours I spent reading this 269 page thriller. This novel starts with the deep background story of Cordell’s father when he was serving in Viet Nam. It carries forward to JD Cordell’s SEAL Team and other major characters in the plot. Far more background is developed in this novel than you would normally find. I also liked that the characters are down to earth with no “over the top” scenes of heroic combat. I think that the cover art is OK. I give this novel a 4.5 (rounded up to a 5) out of 5.
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