Hostile Intent [NOOK Book]

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It starts with the most horrific act of terrorism ever committed on American soil. Only one man can stop them. Code named Devlin, he exists only 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 -- until they get what they want.

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Overview

It starts with the most horrific act of terrorism ever committed on American soil. Only one man can stop them. Code named Devlin, he exists only 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 -- until they get what they want.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786022885
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 199,842
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted March 8, 2010

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    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 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.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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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 September 10, 2010

    Another Example of You Get What You Pay For

    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.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 11, 2009

    Great plot idea, but fails to deliver storyline and confuses the reader in wondering whether a chapter was missed somewhere.

    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.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2010

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    What a steaming pile

    Wow, I really didn't like this book. I made it 7 chapters into the book before I couldn't take any more. While the terrorist action in the book is despicable and probably disturbing for more sensitive people, the technology referenced in the book was down right insulting!

    Why would the Large Hadron Collider be used to control a computer network that was "infinitely faster than the Internet"? Why would a super-duper double-secret network be connected to IMDB-Pro just to collect movie character names? Why would every thing in someone's house be rigged to explode in the even of a break in?

    The stupid finally overtook me and I was unable to turn the page. That what when I knew it was time to pull the plug on this pig.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2010

    Characters are unlikeable

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2010

    A pretty good read, but dragged at times

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2010

    Horribly written

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2010

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    A little slow, but a good read

    I thought this got slow at times, but it is a good read, you really never lose interest as you read it

    1 out of 1 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    eaglejal

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Does get out there

    I agree the plot just keeps going more down the rabbit hole of unbelievability.

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  • Posted July 23, 2012

    Awful book

    Hateful descriptions of Americans.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    Copy?

    Read Peace warrier.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    So boring I gave up about half way through

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Awful

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2011

    Confusing plot why bother.

    Tempted not to complete the read. Lacks credibility.

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

    OK story that rambles in many spots

    The plot line was good, but the story dragged through many parts and sometimes just didn't make a lot of sense. I did get through the whole book, but there are better ones out there.

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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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