I'd be the first to admit that price should not be a consideration in writing a book review. And Cooper's revenge is a great book entirely on its own merit. It is a fascinating story with a few unexpected twists and turns. It involves our Middle East conflict which makes it topical and even more interesting. It is written by a former CIA operative who clearly knows a lot about the territory covered in the book. It discloses information, admittedly in a novel so the facts are not definite but there is enough publicly known knowledge to suggest it is more truth than fiction. In short a compelling read that I would highly recommend in any event.
Aside from the political relevance it is a remarkably well written and entertaining story. I read it over the course of two days only because I had a lot of other things to do during that time. Otherwise it would have been read cover to cover in just one sitting. Once you start it is hard to leave the story other than perhaps for a quick snack or something to drink. I really enjoyed the main character, Logan Alexander, and not just because we share a name (My middle name is Logan). He is a true tough as nails American hero. I suspect we will meet Logan again in future adventures and I'm looking forward to it.
But in truth I found the chief villian in the story even more fascinating. Col. Ghabel was clearly a bad guy and twice in the story exhibited the kind of brutal viciousness we would expect from a bad guy. Yet on other instances, namely in his relationship with his wife, his concern and caring when her father died, and in his sympathetic approach to dealing with problems the wife of a soldier who had died under his command was having with authorities he demonstrated a very human and caring side. So like most people he was in fact very complex and a combination of bad and good. I'd love to discuss this character with the author!
And guess what? I will get a chance to do just that since I will interview Terry Williams on my blog radio show, "Books and Politics," on July 15th. Be sure and listen in at www.blogtalkradio.com/angelsandwarriors. The show starts promptly at 7 p.m. California time. I'd suggest buying and reading the book before the show so you can call in and ask Terry specific questions about the book, about Iran, and about the Middle East.
But back to the title of this review: The fact that Cooper's Revenge is available for download on Amazon for just 99 cents seems too good not to mention. I believe it would be a great bargain at $3.99 or $4.99 so anyone reading this would be insane not to snap it up for just 99 cents.
Bottom line: Great book, great value, buy it now!