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Glass Tiger by [Gores, Joe]
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4.1 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews

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Gores writes beautifully, with never a wasted word.' New York Times Book Review (New York Times)

. an exciting page-turner.' The Telegraph (Telegraph)

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Brendan Thorne, ex-army Ranger and master CIA sniper, has turned his back on violence. He is working as a game warden at a Kenyan safari park when an FBI team appear from nowhere, kidnap him and fly him back to the US to meet the newly elected President.

Since taking office President Wallberg has been stalked by veteran Vietnam sniper, and old schoolmate, Hal Corwin. According to the government’s computers Thorne is the perfect match for Corwin in every way and only he can stop him before he gets to the President. Thorne won’t have to kill anyone; he just has to find Corwin and a crack FBI team will take care of the rest.

Thorne pursues Corwin across America in a deadly game of cat and mouse, but as he closes on his target he learns that all is not as it seems, that he can trust no one and that he is caught in a web of lies and ambitions far larger then he ever suspected.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1114 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus; New Ed edition (19 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0089XJTQQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #176,386 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
I absolutely loved this book, but after finishing it, I wanted to know why I had not seen others.

Mr Gores is an accomplished story-teller, his scenes of action are completely believable and he puts you right there with the characters. I have not enjoyed a first read of an American author since my first Stephen King novel. That is how highly I rate the author.

It is obvious that he has researched extensively and thoroughly into the background of every character, and every location, in the story. If you like suspense, action, conspiracy and crime, it's all here, and done so well that you will not want to put it down.
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There have been a couple of good US Presidential assassination thrillers in recent years - Lee Child's Without Fail and Mike Lawson's The Inside Ring - and this new book by Joe Gores is a worthy addition to the genre.

In fact, in Glass Tiger we get two stalkers/assassins for the price of one. Newly elected President Wallberg is being threatened by Vietnam vet Hal Corwin, sniper and woodsman. The reasons for the threats apparently go back to the violent murder of Corwin's daughter, and in reality to a much earlier incident in the 1960s. To hunt the hunter, the FBI and national security turn to Brendan Thorne, himself an ex-CIA sniper, whose life has been dogged by the same violence and disasters that shaped Corwin's. Thorne is half-blackmailed, half-suckered into working for Wallberg's men though it's plain from the start that almost everything is being concealed from him apart from the identity of the would-be assassin.

The particular villains here are the President's Chief of Staff and Terrill Hatfield, a ruthlessly ambitious FBI agent who is looking to be made Director. Everyone in government, from the President down, emerges badly and for that reason alone Glass Tiger hits an exposed nerve at the moment, with the security agencies using the catch-all excuse of the War on Terror to intimidate their own citizens.

Thorne follows the back trail left by Corwin and works out the single location in the mountainous wilds of Montana from where the sniper can get his long-distance shot at Wallberg, when the nervous President ventures outside the security of the Washington beltway to see the release of two grizzly bears back into the wild.
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Yet another book about assassins! Rather a good one too. Hal Corwin is the older man who is thought to be planning to kill the President, Brendan Thorne the younger sent to hunt him down by a power-crazed FBI agent. A job for the Secret Service rather than the FBI, I would have thought.

Messed about again and again by the Feds, Thorne hunts down Corwin more for his own satisfaction. And then he realises that things are not as straightforward as he thought.

Very well written but you have to pay attention to what is going on and expect what you think you know to be wrong.
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I started this book last night and have to sit all afternoon to read it. I could not put it down.
The main character Brendan Thorne just leaps off the page at you and you really do empathise with him as he goes about the Presidents business, albeit with an unknown agenda. The ending scenario I would not have guessed at but was very fitting. Brilliant read, wonderful descriptions of the Serengeti, sorry I have not read any of his others but will be searching them out.
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Straight forward thriller enjoyable thriller, no great surprises. It’s a set a thief to catch a thief story, or in this case an assassin to catch an assassin. It is an enjoyable light read, I would read another of Joe Gores books.
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More than once I was reminded of "The Day of the Jackal" when reading this very engaging novel. The plot, the prose, the character development are all first class and whilst a government conspiracy plotline is all the rage, this book treats it with flair and panache. I had not heard of Joe Gores prior to reading this book but will definitely be on the lookout for his other books as they are definitely something to lose yourself in. Highly recommended.
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I really enjoyed this. A gritty mystery - although it's a less a who-dunnit and more a how-dunnit - that keeps the pace and pressure up throughout and combines a swathe of interesting characters to great effect. Definitely off to find more Gores.
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liked this from almost the first page - characters are believable, although not sure all their actions are! Good twists and turns and keeps you interested throughout. Had worked it out, but then it twisted and I wasn't so sure! Big reveal was fairly obvious, but well worth a read
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