It’s been 20 years since 9/11. Two decades since the United States was attacked on home soil and embarked on 20 years of war. The enemy has been patient, learning, and adapting. And the enemy is ready to strike again.
A new president offers hope to a country weary of conflict. He’s a young, popular, self-made visionary…but he’s also a man with a secret.
Halfway across the globe a regional superpower struggles with sanctions imposed by the Great Satan and her European allies, a country whose ancient religion spawned a group of ruthless assassins. Faced with internal dissent and extrajudicial targeted killings by the United States and Israel, the Supreme Leader puts a plan in motion to defeat the most powerful nation on earth.
Meanwhile, in a classified facility five stories underground, a young PhD student has gained access to a level of bioweapons known only to a select number of officials. A second-generation agent, he has been assigned a mission that will bring his adopted homeland to its knees.
The Devil’s Hand by Jack Carr
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This one kept me going straight through to the end. I think anyone looking for an action-packed, gripping story that spans political power struggle, biowarfare, and military strategy in a mission-oriented thriller will enjoy this one.
Sort of a reconstruction story that parallels historical events not in an entirely reimagined, speculative way, but well-researched, high-level ideas that gripped me into the reality of circumstances that plowed through to the future beginning with circumstances surrounding 9/11 through, and ultimately surpassing current events in a riveting, true to nature, yet philosophical kind of way.
A true testament to flashbulb memories, challenging knowledge and experience of certain events, elevating true solidarity and observations of public affairs, civilian relationships, conflict in the laboratory, religious notions, and political security.
Concepts, multiple scenarios, perspectives, all poured into a stirring convergence of assignments that were interesting in theory, some almost satyrical in some ways which I found enticing throughout the book.
I really enjoyed the writing style. I always felt right in the present, the middle of the action. Straight-forward verbiage, doesn’t waste words or my time, my favorite type to read and devour when a book is true to itself and satiates my appetite for a compelling plot that pulls at every turn.
The use of italicized thought made for a nice touch of reconvening for me, a summary of current thoughts.
Rationales, but not overdone. There’s necessary explaining of certain concepts and events with backstory to cover, which I appreciated.
I really liked the approach of educating an audience by educating a character.
Looking forward to the rest in series.
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