Sleeping Dogs: The Awakening

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The President of the United States has been targeted for assassination-by his own party's power structure. A national election is pending and the killing must look as if the opposition party is responsible. Desperate to prevent the crime and avoid an overwhelming defeat, the opposition turns to the only force that can stop it this late in the game-a mysterious hunter-killer team known only as the Sleeping Dogs. This blackest of black ops units was formed to carry out the wettest, most illegal missions. Later, a ...
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Overview

The President of the United States has been targeted for assassination-by his own party's power structure. A national election is pending and the killing must look as if the opposition party is responsible. Desperate to prevent the crime and avoid an overwhelming defeat, the opposition turns to the only force that can stop it this late in the game-a mysterious hunter-killer team known only as the Sleeping Dogs. This blackest of black ops units was formed to carry out the wettest, most illegal missions. Later, a U.S. President, fearing discovery of the unit's existence could spark an international crisis, ordered its members terminated with extreme prejudice. They faked their deaths in a plane crash and went underground. Now, 20 years later, they are asked to leave the safety of their anonymity and risk their lives for their country one more time.
It starts with a late night car crash and rapidly escalates into a series of plot twists with a rising body count involving Russian agents, crooked politicians, Ukrainian gangsters, a billionaire international arbitrageur, a secret society of individuals in the military and intelligence communities, the CIA, a doggedly determined FBI agent, and the six deadliest men on earth-the surviving Sleeping Dogs. Sleeping Dogs: The Awakening is a techno-political spy thriller that combines relentless action, crisp dialogue, fully drawn characters, and thought provoking plot twists. If you like novels by David Baldacci, Brad Thor, Lee Child and other best-selling thriller writers, this book is for you!
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com - Suzanne Anderson
“Thoroughly researched, and fast paced, . . . reads like a novel written by a master craftsman. John Wayne Falbey is going to become a familiar and widely read name in the thriller genre.”
-Suzanne Anderson, author of
Mrs. Tuesday Departure
Amazon.com - Jeffrey Bohr
I was very impressed by this novel, and could not stop reading the final chapters even though it was past my bedtime. Falbey crafts a captivating tale of an elite special ops team, and gives the reader a chance to know each of the characters, along with their strengths and weaknesses. I was leery of the politic-heavy theme early on, but my apprehension faded as I realized it was an integral part of the story as it developed, and I did not notice this theme as an intrusion once I had passed the i
Amazon Reviews - Michael Boggia
A tight, well written, foot to the floor thriller reflecting the current political situation both in the United States and world. The action begins on the first page and tension builds. A book I could not put down.
Amazon - Richard Haney
What an exciting, thrilling ride it will be. Falbey develops his characters with care, has them interact realistically, and builds suspense from the get-go. While the book reads well throughout, the last several chapters kept me up long after my flight had landed.
Orangeberry Book Tours - Andrea Kurian
John's book made me feel like I stepped into a CSI episode with Tom Clancy as the director.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780985518714
  • Publisher: John Wayne Falbey
  • Publication date: 6/16/2012
  • Pages: 374
  • Sales rank: 1,006,504
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

John Wayne Falbey writes techno-political spy thrillers and adventure novels. His debut novel, Sleeping Dogs: The Awakening, has been endorsed by Compulsory Reads. He also is the author of The Quixotics, a tale of gunrunning, guerilla warfare, and treachery in the Caribbean. A native Floridian and former transactional attorney, Falbey is a real estate investor and developer in Southwest Florida. He invites you to visit him at www.sleepingdogs.biz.
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  • Posted June 15, 2013

    Nefarious forces have been inexorably guiding the United States

    Nefarious forces have been inexorably guiding the United States toward becoming a Marxist welfare society. All that stands in the way of the deterioration of the American Dream is a secret society bent on keeping capitalism alive. Luckily, they’ve got a potent weapon on their side.




    Twenty years ago, the order came from the U.S. government to destroy a special military unit made up of genetically gifted men, known as the Sleeping Dogs.  To escape the death sentence the last six members of the Sleeping Dogs went underground.  When a corrupt senator seeks to expose the Sleeping Dogs to further his career, he fails to heed a most important warning – you should always let sleeping dogs lie.




    Sleeping Dogs: The Awakening is a testosterone-fueled adventure that comes armed to the teeth with guns, fists and plenty of bloodshed. Those who enjoy such media franchise hits as The A Team or The Expendables are sure to instantly warm to this team adventure. The story follows the team of Sleeping Dogs as they unravel an intricate plan spearheaded by the Russian government to turn American into an entitled, socialist nightmare.




    Sleeping Dogs is definitely a page-turner. The author does an admirable job of painting a realistic picture of how the Sleeping Dog team operates, including their weaponry, evasion techniques and attack scenarios. Special props to the author for noting that a silencer doesn’t fully silence a gunshot (almost every show, movie and book gets this wrong).




    With that said, this particular book wasn’t for me. I struggled to find a relatable character in this alpha male jungle and came up empty. Additionally, the underpinning purpose behind the secret organization felt flimsy (America descending into a Marxist paradise). Throughout the book, several characters launched into conservative tirades that came off as weak and patronizing to me. 




    Those who consider themselves on the liberal or progressive side of the political spectrum will likely want to let this particular book lie. For anyone else who could use a couple of dislocated shoulders, smashed skulls and explosions to perk up their day, wake these dogs up.  

    (This book was provided to Compulsion Reads for review by the author.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    Great read. Falbey crafts a political thriller that provokes tho

    Great read. Falbey crafts a political thriller that provokes thoughts of what might be. He does a great job of developing the characters of a diverse team of Special Op personalities developing their strengths as well as unique character flaws and how this high functioning team promotes those strengths while controlling the weaknesses to overcome the antagonists in this thriller. The book concludes with unique twist making you look forward to the second book in this trilogy. True bargain for a book of the Lee Child, Vince Flynn, Brad Thor genre.

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