Book Reviews of Critical Mass (Kirk McGarvey, Bk 4)

Critical Mass (Kirk McGarvey, Bk 4)
Critical Mass - Kirk McGarvey, Bk 4
Author: David Hagberg
ISBN-13: 9780812524970
ISBN-10: 0812524977
Publication Date: 5/1/1999
Pages: 480
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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The author of Crossfire sets his fast-paced new thriller in motion with an exciting scenario: an embittered Hiroshima survivor's attempt to explode nuclear devices in San Francisco and Los Angeles on the anniversaries of the two atomic bomb attacks that ended WW II. In Paris, former CIA assassin Kirk McGarvey sees his lover's plane shot down by a Stinger missile fired by a team of East German assassins in the employ of madman Isowa Makkamura. Seeking revenge, McGarvey begins to pick up Makkamura's trail after a brutal killing in Tokyo, but the East Germans kidnap his ex-wife and daughter to throw him off the track. The bloody effort to rescue the two women obscures the main plot line for a while, but McGarvey eventually confronts Makkamura in Tokyo, then joins him on a deadly flight across the Pacific before the book's final crisis, which is resolved only in the final sentence. McGarvey may be a little too superhuman--and the villains too evil by half--to be believed, but tension never lags in this certified page-turner.
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Riveting. Couldn't stop once I got into the middle of the book. Great adventure.
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Hagberg writes exciting action based novels. This one is excellent.