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Heaps of action
on 29 July 2011
Jonathan Graves is a freelance rescue-specialist with exceptional but informal links to people in power. The family of a former military buddy is kidnapped by a sect intent on changing the American order and Jonathan and his small team gear up to carry out the rescue.
The action is non-stop from the opening pages and Gilstrap is a capable writer who does well with his characterisations even though readers may not warm to all the players.
I can live with the scenario he creates as the plot, but I'm less sure about the detail, including the fact that the team is just so well-resourced. Also, the team locates the sect's rural hideaway half-way through the book, rendering the second half very one-dimensional (i.e. the rescue battle) despite a twist and new story thread towards the end.
The book is a true page-turner, even if somewhat predictable, but I'm not convinced that it has either the depth or intrigue that some readers would like to see. 7/10