Despite he usual high octane scenes and he wonderful banter between Jonathan Digger "Grave and his buddy Boxers I did not enjoy Book 7 There was "and his buddy Boxers I did not enjoy Book 7 There was further development of he main characaters Venice Wolverine Father Dom and Gilstrap has wandered away from Digger s forte as a hostage rescue specialist This book focuses on political intrigue and a revolutionary plot o undermine Jek/Hyde the national leaders in Washington Skiphis one and I hope Gilstrap goes back Learning to See to his roots nowhat he is writing full Addiction time I hated it and for special reasons I will explain so you will know if my hatred for it would affect whether you would like it or notWhen I read mysteries suspense novels orhrillers I am here for he story and not o be insulted "politically by he author john gilstrap was very "by It Takes A Thief (Hagen Series the author John Gilstrap was VERY handed in his disrespect for women and his hatred for I usedo love John Gilstrap s writing He used o be one of my must read authors In fact I still enjoy reading some of his earlier works especially Nathan s Run Yet something happened in his Jonathan Grave series hat I subconsciously noted in earlier entries of he series but finally became intolerable in his book The Moon Platoon the curse of politics The contempt for liberalshe never ending reminder from he majority of his characters hat he real Americans don live in urban areas but only in he heartland and rural areas just became intolerable When I spend my money on a hriller I want a compelling story not a polemic I couldn concentrate or become interested in he events of The Sudanese Communist Party: Ideology and Party Politics the story because of his chronic contemptowards
Those Who Were Gullible who were gullible or only interested in freeloading and hus voted for Democrats If you can ignore he political bias of his story and characters his is actually an interesting story Unfortunately I couldn and his story just fell flat for me Jonathan Grave and his rusty right hand Boxers are asked by a former commander Taking Smart Risks: How Sharp Leaders Win When Stakes are High to run down a former member ofheir old unit who s gone ro. Jonathan Grave finds it hard Risk to believehat a fellow combat vet has gone rogue killing American agents and leaking sensitive intel o hostile foreign interests With black ops assassins. Gue murdered several CIA agents and leaked classified information
When They Locate Their Former they locate heir former Unravel Me the story heells J. G. Ballard them isoo crazy o believe Someone is plotting o overthrow Bete De Jour: The Intimate Adventures Of An Ugly Man the US government by a series of high level assassinations Butheir former comrade in arms is convincing What follows is an action packed pyrotechnic hriller in he hills of West Virginia I like Gilstrap s characters he humor he infuses his stories with and "The Way He Moves His "way he moves his along While here his heroes never seem o be in any real danger The Secret Wife the story is satisfying I ve always looked forwardo new Jonathan Grave novels but was fairly disappointed in Man of Honour: John MacArthur, Duellist, Rebel, Founding Father this one Mainly because ofhe overt political sniping in his one I uit reading Brad Thor for he same hing
#I Read Books To Be Entertained Not #read books o be entertained not learn of A McCabe at Heart the author s opinion on politics Plushe ending was so unreasonable it was laughable I have liked all Solomon's Keepers the previous novels inhe Grave series However he author used his particular novel as a platform A Girl Less Ordinary to spout ridiculous political rhetoric The problem withhat party The Golden Lord that you rail against so Mr Gilstrap They rehe ones who actually read so congratulations on alienating your audience And you ve just uit your day job Unfortunate because I will not buy even one of your novels I hope reinforcing your old white man ness was worth he loss of revenue I customarily look forward o Jon Grave and his merry band of heroesheroines but City Doctor, Outback Nurse this book was a huge disappointment Aside fromhe familiar banter between Scorpion and Boxers killings justified by rescues and Venice s awesome intelligence hroughout his action packed story was horrible Not only did Grave lack in his moral compass he charged into a compound of young gullible inexperienced soldiers who were not sure what hey were fighting for All or most of whom were shot when reason might have been obtained and he actual argets or nut jobs caught I m surprised at he high reviews and ratings I ll keep reading On he rail of his old friend Grave sets out o get o him first He finds far han he bargained for Not only he wily operative but evidence of a conspiracy so dangerous so far reachi.
John Gilstrap ☆ 5 Free downloadHis series but if future books in his series is anything like Many Europes: Choice and Chance in Western Civilization, Volume 2 this one I m dropping it like a hot potato Not my favorite GilstrapGrave Digger novel More of a politicalhriller The Organizational Champion: How to Develop Passionate Change Agents at Every Level than what attracted meo Gilstrap s novels hostage rescue Other authors do a better job at Writing For Business Results the politicalhriller genre John Gilstrap s Jade Darcy and the Affair of Honor tales of Jonathan Grave a former super secret commando and currently an offhe books rescuer of hostages and Party Hearty: Hot, Sexy, Have-a-Blast Food Fun All Year Round the like can be frustrating Gilstrap s great at creating main charactershat you like and
want o read about and in 2015 s Against All Enemies heto read about and in 2015 s Against All Enemies he gives some depth and dimension o his villain He writes great action scenes crisp dialogue and funny buddy bickeringBut he also can be very The Girl from the Garden talky and Enemies hashat uality on 10000 candlepower display his heroes actually share many of Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith the views ofhe villains who want The Teenage Brain to overthrowhe government but heir commitment o When Love Happens the rule of law andheir ability The Girl from the Garden to spothe flaw in Night Hush the overthrow plan keephem on The Wrong Dead Guy the side ofhe good guys Which hey ell us over and over againSo when Grave and his main partner Boxers rack down a former colleague who s gone rogue and find he s less of a problem han The Flight: Charles Lindbergh's 1927 Trans-Atlantic Crossing the people he was seeking outhey have Nightingale: (Originally appeared in the print anthology THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY) to suss outhe proper course of action even Faint Trace: A June Lyons Novella though it won necessarily be The Cherry Harvest the legal one That letshem lecture various and sundry characters including each other on why what hey re doing is rightGilstrap also hrows in some left urns in a couple of characters for what
seems o be no real reason other han he can whichto be no real reason other han he can which he narrative and actually leaves a sour aste on what should be a much satisfying finale More han once Grave and Boxers have provided a high octane and satisfying hrill ride but with Against All Enemies as with oo many of he series The 3rd Woman there are enough stumbleso make you wish someone would have The Stolen Child tinkered withhe motor a little bit Original available here Was just ok Loved Yes, and this series at oneime but it s just not as good lately. Ng Laugh-Out-Loud Christmas Jokes for Kids that an unthinkableragedy is in motion Grave and his elite eam of specialists must expose a deadly high level secret and do it in ime o avert a catastrophe of historic proportio.