Hostile Intent

Hostile Intent

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by Michael Walsh
     
 

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It starts with the unthinkable--the most horrific act of violence ever committed on American soil.

Only one man can stop them.

Hostile Intent


Code named Devlin, he exists in the blackest shadows of the United States government--operating off the grid as the NSA's top agent. He's their most lethal weapon. . .and their most secret. But

Overview

It starts with the unthinkable--the most horrific act of violence ever committed on American soil.

Only one man can stop them.

Hostile Intent


Code named Devlin, he exists in the blackest shadows of the United States government--operating off the grid as the NSA's top agent. He's their most lethal weapon. . .and their most secret. But someone is trying to draw him out into the open by putting America's citizens in the crosshairs--and they will continue the slaughter until they get what they want.

"Six pages into Hostile Intent and I began to feel uneasy. By page nine I'd been punched in the gut. And it just doesn't stop." --Bill Whittle, author of Silent America

"The Vince Flynn for the 21st Century is here!" --John Fasano, producer of Another 48 Hours and Darkness Falls

"Hostile Intent kept me up most of the night. Hold on, is all I can tell you." --Jay Nordlinger, National Review

"Compelling, fast, honest and dangerous" --Robert Ferrigno

"Walsh knows what he's up to." --USA Today

"Six pages into Hostile Intent and I began to feel uneasy. By page nine I'd been punched in the gut. And it just doesn't stop." --Bill Whittle, author of Silent America

"Hostile Intent is audacious in the extreme, and a lot of fun." --FrontPageMag.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786022885
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
244,152
File size:
630 KB

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Hostile Intent 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 321 reviews.
AceHighBluff More than 1 year ago
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.
scmysterylover More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grabbed my attention right away, but then it got bogged down with techno mumbo jumbo that really wasn't necessary. There were a couple of plot jumps that were difficult to fathom. But overall a pretty good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My four year old's books are better written than this. You can see where the author wants to go in a scene, but he simply chooses to not put the words down on the page. He goes straight from A-L while bypassing B through K. This was actually painful to read to at times. I think that Mr. Walsh needs to fire his editor and find someone who can clean up his writing.
TheTimetraveler More than 1 year ago
I thought this got slow at times, but it is a good read, you really never lose interest as you read it
lifelongbookwormJR More than 1 year ago
I didn't stay with this sorry book past about 30 pages, if that. Poorly written, ghastly plot. My only consolation is I didn't waste any money on it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Protagonist is completely unlikeable. The protagonist hates himself, his foster father, his government, his country, and countrymen. He is disgusted by the government and the average citizens he is supposed to protect.
Thriller_book_enthusiast More than 1 year ago
I cannot believe how terrible this book is. The plot concept is good. Development of the story is awful. I was so confused by what was going on and what the characters were trying to do. In some parts, the writer goes too deep into certain aspects of his story that confuses even more. There appears to be an assumption made by the writer that anyone who reads this book will be a member of the armed forces and would understand all the necessary details. Reading this was like interviewing an officer who thought you were another officer. I have read Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Tom Clancy, WEB Griffin, and all those writers take the time to fully develop their characters, while detailing what is going on. On the front cover, John Fasano (Darkness Falls) is quoted, "The Vince Flynn for the 21st Century". I would not even put Vince Flynn and this book in the same category.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good story and read. Good characters, fast action (non-stop), and believable plots.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as expected to much no need to know info plot moves in to many directions still a good plot holds your intrest a good read
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I agree the plot just keeps going more down the rabbit hole of unbelievability.
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This book had promise until Devlin, the protagonist, appeared. After that, it spiraled downward, becoming ever more preposterous, unbelievable, and downright boring. I like my espionage thrillers on the realistic side, and this completely missed the mark. I won't waste my time with this author again.
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This book is about 100 pages to long. Very slow read because of the endless "fill" that doesn't make the story any better and terrible proof reading.. I dread the fact I bought the three book series because other authors mentioned his writing. Now figuring out they probably recommend because he'll never be a threat. It will be a while before I try book 2, l can only handle so much self punishment at a time.
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