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The Breath of Allah by Steven W. Ritcheson

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The United States has no shortage of enemies. Some attack with technology, others attack in spite of it. If successful, either attack could be devastating. Even if our heroes are flawed and our enemies are sympathetic, our battles must still be fought – and won. Today, we look for our heroes wherever we can find them. Many times, they can be found in the shadowy world of defense contractors. Comprised of elite intelligence, defense, and technology experts, the Technology Applications Group – known as TAG to its government handlers – creates and deploys tomorrow’s solutions to today’s problems. Through the eyes of its head of operations, Charles Rayson, TAG races from Europe to the Middle East to thwart an attack that could kill thousands and destroy the government of a fragile but critical ally while overcoming treachery from within their ranks, investigation by self-interested politicians, and bureaucratic back stabbing.

Goodreads Summary

This book is full of action and intense scenes.  A reader will definitely not be bored when he/she opens this book.  One of the best qualities this book has to offer would be that both male and female readers can enjoy the book. 

Charles is a very dynamic character.  He will win the reader over within a few pages.  The reader will likely be impressed with his intellect, bravery, and inquisitive nature.  He is a character who makes things happen, rather than sitting around while watching his own future be decided for him.  The supporting characters round out the novel.  The reader will invariably cheer for the character he/she will perceive as the good guys and boo for the bad ones. 

The events are full of action, the scenes are fast-paced.  The ending is perfect for this book.  This book is recommended to adult readers.

4 Stars

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