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Under Attack by [Alexander, David]
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4.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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  • 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
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #464,065 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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America under attack, from within and from without, from the halls of Congress to the Persian Gulf, and not even the president under the protection of the Secret Service is safe from harm in the White House.

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.
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As a veteran of the War in Iraq and as a reader who not only enjoys well-done action scenes that have that special cinematic quality about them, and also as a reader who wants more than the run-of-the-mill writing fare that makes up far too high a percentage of offerings, I'm glad to report that I found Under Attack an exceptionally entertaining and thought-provoking action thriller.

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.
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Here's to one truly wicked piece of action-adventure and technothriller storytelling. Under Attack seems to pick the main themes of post 911 angst out of thin air and combine them with the precision of a master watchmaker crafting a seventeen jewel thriller that stands in a class by itself.

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.
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Under Attack is not only an unforgettable page-turner ... it is also a warning of what might happen tomorrow if the US, the UK and all nations under the Damocles sword of global terrorism and assault from rogue states grow careless. As the author of Tomorrow's Soldier, which predicted new and devastating terrorist attacks on the US in its first paragraph, and on the World Trade Center in its closing pages, Alexander has a track record of extrapolating future history from present-day events. Under Attack will not only entertain ... it will inform and it will challenge. And it will be a book few will be able to put down after the first sentence has been read. Under Attack's high-concept and timely plot further places it well ahead of the curve.
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Some spectacular passages ... a writing tour de force ... on land, on the seas, in the air and in military space, we're treated to literary fireworks as the outstanding plot of Under Attack unfolds at an often break-neck pace. I'm saying all this with good reason, I believe, and I want to share three of them with whoever's interested.

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.
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