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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Couldn't put it down

I was hooked from the very beginning. Walsh made it clear from the beginning that this was not an ordinary terror strike. It was not until the very end that all of the pieces fit together.

I loved all of the prototype technology, which could very well already be in...
I was hooked from the very beginning. Walsh made it clear from the beginning that this was not an ordinary terror strike. It was not until the very end that all of the pieces fit together.

I loved all of the prototype technology, which could very well already be in use. I did have to go back occasionally and re-read something to help clarify what was actually going on. But, that was probably because I was so intent on finding out what was going to happen that I didn't pay enough attention. I don't consider that a flaw in writing style but rather a flaw in my reading.

The fact that I cared enough to really understand what was happening at every level is a testament to how much I enjoyed the story and the characters.

posted by scmysterylover on September 28, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Couldn't finish the book...

This book was a terrible attempt at the Vince Flynn type thriller. At times, I found myself skipping entire sections that bored me. The NSA agent that is the main character is not believable and not likeable. I read the book through page 130 which resolved one subplo...
This book was a terrible attempt at the Vince Flynn type thriller. At times, I found myself skipping entire sections that bored me. The NSA agent that is the main character is not believable and not likeable. I read the book through page 130 which resolved one subplot, and was not interested enough in the overall plot to continue. This book takes the intrigue and mystery of the CIA/NSA agent way overboard to a point that feels unrealistic. I could not find myself attached in any way to any characters and could care less what happens to them.

posted by AceHighBluff on March 8, 2010

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  • Posted September 28, 2009

    Couldn't put it down

    I was hooked from the very beginning. Walsh made it clear from the beginning that this was not an ordinary terror strike. It was not until the very end that all of the pieces fit together.

    I loved all of the prototype technology, which could very well already be in use. I did have to go back occasionally and re-read something to help clarify what was actually going on. But, that was probably because I was so intent on finding out what was going to happen that I didn't pay enough attention. I don't consider that a flaw in writing style but rather a flaw in my reading.

    The fact that I cared enough to really understand what was happening at every level is a testament to how much I enjoyed the story and the characters.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2009

    Great Book

    Able to keep you occupied from cover to cover.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2010

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    A Gripping Tale of Terror and Secrets

    I have just had the wonderful opportunity to read a fictional novel, entitled "Hostile Intent", by Michael Walsh. This gripping tale of terror and espionage spans the United States, London and France, as well as being a world wide threat. Devlin one of the stories main characters is a member of an elite branch known as Branch 4. This branch is unknown to everyone, including the President of the United States.

    the story starts with an apparent hostage taking in a small mid western town where a group of men or maybe, just one man plots to take school children hostage, while plotting to expose another man. Families are torn and are willing to do anything to save their childrens lives. Next there is a bombing on the West Coast, followed by another event in Europe. All of these events are a plot to entice our main character into exposing himself. Devlin is also learning more about his own life and past whle dealing with all that is going on around him.

    This story is gripping and hard to put down, once the reader starts with the first page of the novel. Bravo to Michael Walsh for his attention to detail and superb writing ability. This novel is bound to be a Top Seller and on the Best Sellers List.

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  • Posted October 24, 2010

    well paced

    a real eye opener into today's political evironment and what could happen!

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