Book Reviews of The Shadows of Power

The Shadows of Power
The Shadows of Power
Author: James W. Huston
ISBN-13: 9780060008369
ISBN-10: 0060008369
Publication Date: 5/1/2003
Pages: 448
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Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Another well written book by Huston.
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I really enjoyed this book and I am looking for the rest of the books he has written.
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Just a great read! Love the author!
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With gadgets, gizmos, guts and buckets of testosterone, Huston's latest military-techno thriller leaps into the already crowded subgenre that pits American good guys against Islamic terrorists. Huston (The Price of Power) introduces super-hero Kent Rathman, aka Rat, a versatile navy SEAL doing undercover spook work for the CIA and the National Security Council in this predictable mishmash of car chases, shoot outs, jet plane dogfights, secret terrorist plots and Washington, D.C., conspiracies. Navy Lt. Ed Stovic shoots down an Algerian jet fighter in an aerial confrontation over the Mediterranean Sea, killing the Algerian pilot. The pilot's brother, Ismael, a student in Washington, D. C., vows revenge against Stovic, the U.S. and Stovic's vaunted navy Blue Angels flying demonstration team. Rat and Stovic are old navy buddies, so Rat sees this threat as an opportunity to protect his friend and knock off another terrorist. Too early in the book, Huston reveals the villain, his motive and his deadly scheme, and there is not much left for the reader to do but follow Rat and his thick-necked pals as they chase, gun down and torture a surprisingly inept group of Algerian terrorists. Side plots involving geopolitics take a distant backseat to the chest-thumping, rah-rah bravado of Rat, Stovic and the rest of the gunslingers who think nothing of slicing up a prisoner to make him talk. There is plenty of action, but Huston forgot to add suspense and credibility, which makes this story a two-dimensional orgy of violence. - Cahners Business Information, Inc.
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A terrorist wants revenge when his brother is killed by a pilot who now is a member of Americas famous Blue Angels. Positively gripping, and it Does not let up. You did it again mr. Huston!
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Excellent adventure/action book with the Algerian Terrorists against the Blue Angels.