- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 466 KB
- Print Length: 176 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Crossfire Thrillers (14 Aug. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001RB2KBS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #464,065 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Under Attack is a portrait of global terrorist warfare on the United States and its global allies, a war against the West that's sponsored by the petrodollars in the coffers of one of the world's most criminal rogue state regimes.
You've heard all the cliches about page-turners so exciting that you can't put them down, and about thrillers that seem to rip the headlines hot off tomorrow's newspapers.
Most of the time those cliches are just that and nothing more. Under Attack is one of those rare exceptions to the general rule. It's one of those books that seem to come along far and far between that deliver on the promise of page-by-page thrills, spills and excitement.
So my advice is read Under Attack, and slap yourself five for choosing it, instead of kicking yourself for missing it.
While it doesn't skimp on blood and guts (in fact the descriptions of combat and terror attacks spare nothing in high-definition realism and are not for the squeamish), Under Attack is also an intelligently written book that offers considerable insight into how terrorist organizations might fuse themselves with rogue nations and mutate into a much larger global military and domestic threat in the future.
The scenarios Alexander develops are boldly imaginative and are scary to contemplate, and I think the great strengths of the book, and its complex, imaginative plot, probably scare other writers who are satisfied to give their readers less. To sum up, Under Attack is fast-paced, superbly written and highly relevant. In my opinion, a definite must-read.
Under Attack isn't just a book for our time, though. It has classic attributes that place it among a a handful of the best. It's a gripping tale of courage and perseverance that results in final, and total, triumph in the face of the gathering and sinister forces of doom and chaos that have reached overwhelming proportions and threaten to sweep like a tidal wave over civilization.
It's great to see global terrorism get its ass kicked in a believable way. That alone is reason enough for Under Attack to stand out as a titanic effort in its own right, but it's only one element among several in this steamroller of a global action thriller.
Threatcon Delta: Assault on the Pentagon and Bloodbath also get a well-deserved thumbs-up.
1--Principles of strong action writing are observed in every part of the techno thriller novel in a fusion of dialog, character and spot-on plot development with no fuzzy areas where you catch yourself wondering, "Now what does the author mean by this? It seems to make no sense in context." None of this here: Reading Under Attack is reading a tightly knit and carefully presented work of fiction where continuity is a cardinal rule.
2--Impact of all the elements is universally strong. The weak spots where, perhaps, a writer might not know enough about a certain aspect of the story and finds that he's ventured into troubled waters, yet is afraid to throw out "all those pages" -- these weak passages are simply not to be found here. In fact I can honestly state that in all the thrillers and military novels I have read in my time (and there have been many), that not very often have I encountered a writer whose command and understanding of most everything that goes on in the story is not only tightly knit but is written with the obvious voice of authority behind it. Very impressed by this aspect.
3--Nothing sketchy or hastily written. As a reader I've frequently seen books that hold together for the first fifty or sixty pages then simply go nowhere in a great big hurry. It's almost as if some authors think they can get away with giving us chapter outlines in between the start and finish.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
From the Capitol to the Persian Gulf, from 10 Downing Street to the White House, from the Middle East to the US Eastern Seaboard, this spectacular technothriller by David Alexander... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kelly Robbins
This book keeps you picking up your kindle so that you can get to the end of the book, GRIPPINGPublished 21 months ago by timbo
Powerful is a good word to describe Under Attack. This book has what I would describe as "muscle." If a thriller could be brawny, then this would be it. Read morePublished on 6 April 2014 by l.j.tusks
This was like buying a new car that came with all the options included as standard equipment. No padding, no fillers, no tricks to disguise the heavy breathing of a writer on the... Read morePublished on 23 Feb. 2014 by jpa1
Keen-edged, forceful, savvy, brilliant, exceptional, hard-charging, first-rate (and yes, even awesome) are some adjectives that spring to mind to describe David Alexander's Under... Read morePublished on 1 Feb. 2013 by Prowl
After a second reading of Under Attack I thought I wouldn't be surprised anymore, but found that I was wrong. Read morePublished on 22 May 2012 by Big
Hard to make my mind up. It is fast paced but lacks depth and research, for example a HALO jump is described and written completely incorrectly with the parachute opening... Read morePublished on 27 Mar. 2012 by jjont
My favourite type of book, fast moving, techno thriller, up to-date with good plots. I have read 4 of David Alexanders books and usually finish them in one night, impatiently... Read morePublished on 26 Dec. 2010 by Jeremy