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Posted April 14, 2000
Frontal assault continues the great tradition Keith Douglass has created with his ST7 and Carrier series. The mutilple misssions keep you on a roller coaster ride from cover to cover, I find that much more interesting than the 1 mission books. This book is highly recommende as well as the rest of his ST7 series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 15, 2000
Posted February 23, 2000
ST7 series is one of my favorite. When I read the first book, almost six years ago, I was instantly hooked. The author mixed action with accuracy, as well as a good story. It was definitely not Mack Bolan or any of that other garbage. However, in the books since Firestorm, things have gone down hill and I truly wonder if Mr. Douglass is really writing the series now. My review is not to say that I do not like the books, but they could be so much better, as they were in the beginning. Why is the word 'subgun' used? Murdock calls his men 'SEALs' or refers to a single person as 'SEAL' much the same way someone in the Corps would call another 'Marine'? Why? They call themselves 'SEALs' or say they are in the 'SEALs'? Most times I have heard it referred to as the 'Teams'. Where are the Blackhawks or Pavelows? How about Fast roping? What SEAL uses the G-11? And what a brilliant move IN Direct Action to have the platoon trade in their MP5's (for the most part) in favor of the M4/M203. Now Murdock's squad still use them on mission which require a weapon that has some range and firepower? Where are the joint operations? In Specter, Delta Force played a small role. In Nucflash, the SAS, SBS, and GSG-9 were involved. Less missions in each book and more emphasis and detail placed in a few ops. The first three books are great examples of this. Take on some non-state actors, terrorists groups, drug dealers, bad guys in Bosnia. Let's see each mission through someone other than Murdock's eyes. How about Nomex flight suits and CQB gear. Mention other SEAL Teams. Let's here about the men in the platoon's past combat history. (Which now is pretty much what the books have laid out.) I love these books and look forward to them coming out, but I must say that besides War Cry, every book since Firestorm has been very disappointing. Whoever is writing these should not kick them out so fast, go back and look at the original and figure out what made them work so well.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.