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“A tense thriller that relies equally on bravery, wit, and 21st-century American firepower.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Taut prose, plausible action, and plenty of plot surprises.”—Publishers Weekly
Posted March 1, 2013
Posted February 26, 2013
Excellent book. Nice plot, with the story taking place in Africa. I thought it was a great read. Can't wait for the next one.
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Posted April 5, 2013
The Night Ranger by Alex Berenson is a fictional book in the John Welles series. This is the seventh book in the series, however it can be read as a standalone novel.
Four college graduates volunteer at a refugee camp for Somalis in Kenya. After a few weeks they go on a vacation and disappear. The hijackers demand huge amounts of ransom from the families.
One of the kidnapped girls is a friend of John Wells’ son, as a personal favor he travels to East Africa to track the four Americans. Wells has to navigate complex African local politics, complex American national politics as well as deal with the thugs on the ground in order to try and rescue the volunteers.
I’ve been introduced to Alex Berenson’s writing and John Wells character in the first book The Faithful Spy which I enjoyed very much. I haven’t read the other books in the series but I did get my hands on The Night Ranger which I also enjoyed.
The book is a fast read with plenty of action (much of it plausible) and a great plot which managed to surprise me a few times. The story manages to weave both the complexities of politics as well as everyday life in Africa into a smooth narrative.
The book ended abruptly, not in mid-sentence but it’s almost as if the author was trying to wrap things up neatly as quickly as possible. The ending did not deter me from enjoying the book, but I thought I should mention it.
I like the character of John Wells very much, he is a simple man who is complex at times (much like many of us). Wells is not a super-man, he gets hurt, he makes mistakes, has complex relationship with co workers and has to make choices which are the lesser of two evils.
Another exciting book from Berenson’s pen, the settings, descriptions and characters make a great thriller with fast narrative which is difficult to put down. Slowly but surely Alex Berenson is cementing himself as one of the top authors in his genre.
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Posted March 8, 2013
Posted March 2, 2013
For me Alex Berenson quickly joined the list of authors that are must reads for me. The John Wells character that he created has grown in to one where I want to know what is going to happen to him and that keeps me coming back for more.
While there might not be as much action as in previous books, TNR is still a page turner that I couldn't put down and I also loved the free short story about the kidnapping that was released earlier. It got my juices flowing and when TNR was available, I was excited to dive right in.
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"What about the Beyond?" Night inquired.
"Don't you see?" Ghosts voice was worried, "Tigerstar is going to recruit cats from the Beyond. We must warn the clans. And we must at least try to help the beyond," she glanced at Night, "you can contact them right?"
"Well, um, no." Night admitted timidly, "you see the cats of the Beyond visit when they choose, i dont have power over them."
Ghost hung her head in what looked like defeat but when she lifted her head to stare back at him her eyes were hard with determination.
"We must still warn the clans," she said bruskly.
"You do realize that i am not familiar with clan territory right?" Night asked.
"And?" Ghost challenged, "you must at least know where the clans reside."
"Well yes," he admitted, "they live over that ridge," he motioned with his tail,"and down by a lake."
"Alright," she said, "lead the way."
"Before we go you should know one thing," night warned her.
"What?" Her eyes seared his pelt.
"I lied, i know the clan territory, i dont believe in starclan, i still believe in the beyond, but i am the son of the clans' enemy. My father was a cat named Sol." PLZ REVIEW CH 7 WILL B REALEASED SOON!
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Posted September 6, 2013
Berenson's books keep getting better. John Wells comes alive, guns drawn, jaw set, out to rescue American volunteers kidnapped in Africa's dangerous Somalia/Kenya border region. Exciting, fast-paced romp.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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