War Hawk (Tucker Wayne Series #2)

War Hawk (Tucker Wayne Series #2)

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by James Rollins, Grant Blackwood
     
 

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Former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his war dog Kane are thrust into a global conspiracy that threatens to shake the foundations of American democracy in this second exciting Sigma Force spinoff adventure from New York Times bestselling authors James Rollins and Grant Blackwood.

Tucker Wayne’s past and his present collide when a former army colleague

Overview

Former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his war dog Kane are thrust into a global conspiracy that threatens to shake the foundations of American democracy in this second exciting Sigma Force spinoff adventure from New York Times bestselling authors James Rollins and Grant Blackwood.

Tucker Wayne’s past and his present collide when a former army colleague comes to him for help. She’s on the run from brutal assassins hunting her and her son. To keep them safe, Tucker must discover who killed a brilliant young idealist—a crime that leads back to the most powerful figures in the U.S. government.

From the haunted ruins of a plantation in the deep South to the beachheads of a savage civil war in Trinidad, Tucker and Kane must discover the truth behind a mystery that leads back to World War II, to a true event that is even now changing the world . . . and will redefine what it means to be human.

With no one to trust, they will be forced to break the law, expose national secrets, and risk everything to stop a madman determined to control the future of modern warfare for his own diabolical ends. But can Tucker and Kane withstand a force so indomitable that it threatens our very future?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
04/25/2016
Former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his canine partner, Kane, face a new state-of-the-art threat in bestseller Rollins and Blackwood's inventive sequel to 2014's The Kill Switch. Global media magnate Pruitt Kellerman seeks to destabilize political hot spots and murder those in his way with a fleet of military drones. Secret teams under his control use research stolen from famed WWII cryptanalyst Alan Turing to develop drones capable of thinking autonomously, hacking enemy computer systems, and instigating chaos with social media disinformation. Tucker leads a team of intelligence analysts who race to decrypt the drones' malicious code. The action ranges from the swamps of Alabama and New Mexico nuclear test sites to the beaches of Trinidad and the mountains of Serbia. Kane, a Belgian Malinois, is the standout character, more than just a plot device and never anthropomorphized. His point-of-view chapters reveal his loyalty, fear, intelligence, and even a desire for revenge. Kane's a good boy! Agent: Russell Galen, Scovil Galen Ghosh. (Apr.)
Library Journal
11/15/2015
Having first appeared in Bloodline, Tucker Wayne and his war dog Kane made tracks on their own in 2014's The Kill Switch. Here, a former army colleague asks Tucker for protection from the assassins after her and her son. With a 300,000-copy first printing.
Booklist on WAR HAWK
“[A]nother outstanding adventure. Fans of Tom Clancy, Brad Thor, or Rollins’ previous titles will enjoy this, and hopefully Wayne and Kane will appear again, perhaps in the next Sigma Force title.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062135278
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/19/2016
Series:
Tucker Wayne Series , #2
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
11,229
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the "top crowd pleasers" (New York Times) and "hottest summer reads" (People magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets—and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight.

In addition to his New York Times bestselling collaborations with Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood is the author of three novels featuring Briggs Tanner: The End of Enemies, The Wall of Night, and An Echo of War. A U.S. Navy veteran, Grant spent three years as an operations specialist and a pilot rescue swimmer. He lives in Colorado.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Sacramento, California
Date of Birth:
August 20, 1961
Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois

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War Hawk (Tucker Wayne Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After the extra long wait for this novel to be published, I expected a more entertaining read. While I did enjoy it,I felt it was unnecessarily long-winded and, in my opinion, it just doesn't have the flavor of a Rollins book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous 5 months ago
Rollins does it again..love Tucker and Kane..this book can be read as a stand alone..although it does help to have followed the Sigma Force series..which is also a fantastic read..Rollins has this unique way of pulling you in and not letting go til the end! And even then he leaves you begging for more..great author..great book
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Ok
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Anonymous 8 months ago
I hoghly recommend this book
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goldieinaz 10 months ago
Another excellent book!! I finished in three days and wish I had his next book in my hands, ready to begin another adventure. Great series!
goldieinaz 10 months ago
Another excellent book!! I finished in three days and wish I had his next book in my hands, ready to begin another adventure. Great series!
Gail-Cooke 12 months ago
Following on the heels of their blockbuster The Kill Switch (2014) this estimable writing pair again give us much to enjoy and much to ponder. For this reader the relationship between former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his canine partner, Kane, a Belgian Malinois, is a joy to behold. I remain amazed by not only Kane’s loyalty to and protection of Tucker but also the dog’s ability to understand and obey 1000 voice and 400 hand commands. As an animal lover do have to admit that for me Kane is the hero of this story that takes us back to World War II and mathematician Alan Turing who broke the Nazi’s Enigma Code. Tucker’s past catches up with him when a clearly terrified former army colleague, Jane Sabatello, comes to him for help. Her life and that of her young son, Nathan, is endangered by stop-at-nothing assassins. To protect her Tucker must start at the beginning and try to find out who killed a mutual friend, a brilliant, idealistic young woman. There is no one he can trust so it seems it is the man and his dog against the world - Tucker must break laws and risk his life from swamps in Alabama to Nuclear test sites to Trinidad and the mountains of Serbia. Pruitt Kellerman, a greedy, power hungry media magnate wants total control. With a fleet of military drones - the most potent drones imaginable he has and will continue to murder anyone who opposes him. Secret teams unaware that they’re being manipulated by Kellerman use research stolen from Turing to develop drones that not only shower bullets at targets, but hack computer systems and distribute misinformation that can create chaos. What chance do Tucker and Kane have against these enemies? War Hawk is rife with non-stop excitement and leaves us to ponder what might happen in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a definite must read. Tucker and Kane save the day again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another winner by a great author! James Rollins is the BEST!