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Threatcon Delta: Assault on the Pentagon by [Alexander, David]
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Threatcon Delta: Assault on the Pentagon Kindle Edition

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2264 KB
  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Crossfire Thrillers (22 Jun. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001E97G6M
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #440,854 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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David Alexander has written a scorcher of a book. It's apparent that one is reading a master storyteller. The reader becomes caught up in the relentless tide of action that pounds and roars like a wild sea at night.

And if, when you finish this book, you feel a little tingle running down your spine, don't worry. It probably isn't "Blitz" Krieger's nightscope-equipped rifle tickling along your spine to a bulls-eye between the crosshairs at the back of your head. It's just the pleasant aftermath of a great story, ably told.

Also, I thought the Italian translation Threatcon Delta: Assalto sul pentagono (Italian Edition) was a good one, since I'm fluent in both it and English.
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By any standard you can name, Threatcon Delta: Assault on the Pentagon is an outstanding novel of action, suspense and global intrigue that works for me on every level, including plot and character development and extremely clever manipulation of plot elements to bring out the most in the story, something that many another author usually misses. Even more impressive for me was that this second edition of the book made a good thing even better. The book showed a master's touch from start to finish, and I'll be reading this second edition a second time, at least.
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This exceptional technothriller by David Alexander takes considerable nerve to read because its scenes have that same cold, deadly quality about them as staring down the barrel of a gun. Makes the pulse race as you go along.

The characters also have that certain quality about them, as though they're larger-than-life portraits of real individuals, possibly special forces personnel whose traits have been drawn upon to create what I believe are some of the most unique and certainly the boldest characters I've come across in years of reading thriller fiction.

I also think it must have taken considerable nerve to write this thiller for the simple reason that a great deal of the plot devices seem to be almost a how-to guide to both exploiting the Pentagon's soft spots and using the assault as the cornerstone of a master plan for the cyber-criminal extortion of billions of dollars in untraceable funds. Of course, they didn't get away with it in Threatcon Delta, but in real life ... who knows? It certainly makes you think. Anyway, a really exceptional book. Alexander deserves applause for writing it.
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What did I love most about this thriller? No weasel stuff, no copping out by going off on tangents that have nothing to do with the story, stuff just thrown in to pad out a weak yarn. This thriller was rock solid and all its parts were joined together like something sitting on a mountain in Bolivia made by ancient astronauts using future power tools in the stone age. How did the aliens do it? Nobody knows. Same question can be asked here. Where did all these neat inventions, these in my opinion really novel twists and turns originate from? I actually hope they were completely made up, because if any of this turns out to be true, then we should all be scared of what might happen in real life if someone used this plan to actually attack the Pentagon.
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I rate this thriller very highly. Extremely realistic plotting, characters and superb action. Should be a model for all thrillers. I also think many of the characters and situations may have been based at least partly on true-to-life observations from the author's work at the Defense Department and NATO. The excellent plot carried me along. Everything about it went like clockwork. If Threatcon Delta were made into a movie, it would be a smash hit. Fortunately it's already a hit as a book. I've also just read Terminal Vector and the nonfiction Military-Industrial Complex, which I thought were extremely well done.
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Despite the word Pentagon in the book's title, this happens to be a global thriller. It's Pentagon as focal point, yes. However, there also happens to be a lot more happening, with world-wide scope, which involves crime, terrorism and the looming threat of war. This isn't to state that there's not a great deal of narrative devoted exclusively to action in and around the Pentagon itself. There certainly is. Only it would not have been as good a book as it was without putting the assault on the Pentagon into deeper context. Sharp writing, crisp dialog, good characterization helped the plot move along.
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I simply want to say I thought this book was terrific. Very realistic all the way through, and slick without ever seeming contrived. Descriptions and characters also rang true and were presented with an air of authenticity I don't think was faked. The good, clear writing made even complex things like the international crime angle, the advanced weapons and the political stuff that were subplots easy to grasp and helped build tension and excitement. Recommended reading.
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Others may boast of thrillers whose plots are torn from today's headlines, but I found in Threatcon Delta: Assault on the Pentagon a thriller of which it could justly be said that it's plot is torn from tomorrow's. Few thrillers I've read equal the author's knowledge of cutting edge technology -- military as well as civilian -- and I also believe few equal his ability to convert that knowledge into the stuff of fast-paced, suspenseful and brilliant storytelling. Her's an action epic that really packs a punch.
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