Delta 7

Delta 7

by John Cathcart

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Delta 7 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
KevinJoseph More than 1 year ago
John Cathcart's Delta 7 is a well-constructed thriller, employing short punchy chapters and multiple points of view to tell the story of a Colombian drug deal for the ages and its impact on a wide cast of characters. Air-Force-Captain-turned-commercial-jet-pilot John Carter stumbles upon the plot during a stopover in Grenada, when he inquires about an old acquaintance who heads the Grenadian Coast Guard. It turns out this old friend, and several others in Carter's former military circles, have cashed in their morals and joined forces with Colombian drug dealers. As these old friends begin to die under questionable circumstances and Carter's own life is threatened, he scrambles to find the truth before he too becomes a casualty. Cathcart's work exudes authenticity, and his inside knowledge of military and homeland security agencies, as well as the drug trade, make it easy to buy into this thriller. Like many first novelists, however, some of the writing has a mechanical, workmanlike feel to it, as Cathcart too often feels the need to tell the reader what a character is feeling or point out when a joke has been told. The oscillating points of view also disrupt the flow of the narrative and create a predictability to some of the plot since we usually know what the other characters are doing and planning. The ending, however, is extremely well executed, injecting a couple of powerful twists, one of which I did not see coming at all. At bottom, this is solid military thriller that should appeal to fans of the genre and those with an interest in the Colombian drug problem.
Rob_Ballister More than 1 year ago
Former military attaché John Carter's friends are disappearing without a trace, and he's worried he might be next. Most of his contacts from his attaché days seem to be connected somehow with some major drug dealings, and the only ones he can trust are already dead. With his girlfriend Gloria, who has some secrets of her own, John tries to get to the bottom of the mystery before the drug lords get to him. John Cathcart's first book, DELTA 7, is a well-written and fast moving story heavily influenced by Cathcart's own career as an Air Force pilot and a defense attaché. The author weaves an intricate story that spans two countries, developing a host of believable characters and creating a very plausible story. And when he finally wraps it up, he does so with a pleasant, unexpected twist that makes it that much better. The book is well presented, though be prepared for a smaller font. The chapters break up the book nicely, and there is plenty of dialogue to keep the story moving. Fans of law-enforcement and counter drug works will enjoy this book. Well done to the author.
KevinJoseph on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
John Cathcart's Delta 7 is a well-constructed thriller, employing short punchy chapters and multiple points of view to tell the story of a Colombian drug deal for the ages and its impact on a wide cast of characters. Air-Force-Captain-turned-commercial-jet-pilot John Carter stumbles upon the plot during a stopover in Grenada, when he inquires about an old acquaintance who heads the Grenadian Coast Guard. It turns out this old friend, and several others in Carter's former military circles, have cashed in their morals and joined forces with Colombian drug dealers. As these old friends begin to die under questionable circumstances and Carter's own life is threatened, he scrambles to find the truth before he too becomes a casualty.Cathcart's work exudes authenticity, and his inside knowledge of military and homeland security agencies, as well as the drug trade, make it easy to buy into this thriller. Like many first novelists, however, some of the writing has a mechanical, workmanlike feel to it, as Cathcart too often feels the need to tell the reader what a character is feeling or point out when a joke has been told. The oscillating points of view also disrupt the flow of the narrative and create a predictability to some of the plot since we usually know what the other characters are doing and planning. The ending, however, is extremely well executed, injecting a couple of powerful twists, one of which I did not see coming at all.At bottom, this is solid military thriller that should appeal to fans of the genre and those with an interest in the Colombian drug problem.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago