Battalion

Battalion

by Adam Hamdy

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ISBN-13: 9780956502001
Publisher: Dare Books
Publication date: 02/16/2010
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Battalion 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
TheSpringMount6pack More than 1 year ago
I recently finished Battalion by Adam Hamdy. I love faced paced books that grab me from the beginning and do not let go. Battalion is just one of those books. This action adventure book featuring history and espionage is written like you are watching a movie, which is hard to do. Scott Pierce, who was a member of the FSA, Federal Security Agency, which is a combination of the CIA and FBI in the future. He is hell-bent on revenge after losing his wife and wants revenge. He is searching for the leader of the terrorist group to stop the destruction of democracy.  The characters are very well written and are fully brought to life in the story. And with the story written as a movie, the scenery is also bright and creative. You can actually feel the scene developing around you. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys spy and espionage books.
National_Board_Certified More than 1 year ago
This genre isn't my usual preference yet I immensely enjoyed Battalion. There's not a dull moment in this book, not even on the very last page. This reads like a movie and is full of excitement. This seems like a book that would reach young men, especially those interested in conspiracy theories and global destruction! I received this book to review. These opinions are 100% mine.
kim0712 More than 1 year ago
I do love history and espionage stories, so this book was right up my alley! This novel, Battalion, by author Adam Hamdy offers up a fast paced story with well defined characters – and there are quite a few of them! The book centers around Scott Pierce, a man that is trying to stop the downfall of democracy and prevent anarchy in the US. He is hunting a man that goes by the name Spider who is the mastermind of this downfall. As the story begins, we are 20 twenty years into the future and as current experts have agreed is quite possible, we are extremely short on oil, we have energy shortages, mercenaries are running security in some cities and terrorism is running rampant. The FBI and CIA are no in existence, but Pierce, a member of the FSA, has made it his goal to catch the Spider. Not only to stop the huge terrorist plot he is planning against the US, but the Spider was responsible for a bombing that killed his wife – and he is dead set on making sure the Spider dies. I really enjoyed this novel and unlike some, I was pulled in after the first page. If you enjoy spy-type stories with a bit of reality mixed in, I think you will really enjoy it too!
Lana-Bradstream More than 1 year ago
When it comes to military stories, I have never been the first one to pick it up and declare it an exceptional read. As devastating as my father would consider this, I have never read a single Tom Clancy book in my life (My father is a fan). So, I might have been the wrong person to review this book, but I am willing to read any book that comes my way with an open mind. That being said, BATTALION by Adam Hamdy is set in the future and the world has a limited supply of oil, but war is abundant. Agent Scott Pierce is hunting down a terrorist called the Spider (Original name, huh?) who is intent on destroying the United States of America. It is a plot that has been seen time and time again -- whether it is set in the future or not. The ol' Terrorism vs. America story. I am familiar with this story, as most people are. You do not even have to be American to know this story. So, the plot did not do much to intrigue me. Another thing -- Spider. Every time I saw the name, I kept thinking of the movie "True Lies" with Arnold Schwarzenegger. There's a scene where the good guys are talking about the latest threat -- the main villain -- and they mention he is called the Sand Spider. Big boss man asks, "Why?" "Probably because it sounds scary," is the reply. That was a hurdle that could not be overcome. This was another aspect of Hamdy's book that has been used time and time again. My biggest complaint with the novel is the way it is written. Books are not meant to be written as though you are watching a movie. Each chapter has numerous scene jumps, much like a movie. Some scenes are only a few sentences long and then it takes another leap to a much longer scene. Either way, it is confusing and I ended up getting lost numerous times. I could not lock onto one character or one situation well enough to really get a feel for this book. As an aspiring author, I do not want to dash anyone's hopes, but I think Hamdy needs to come up with more original ideas. 1 out of 5 stars.
HannaL More than 1 year ago
Battalion is a fasted paced action novel about a future that could really happen. Adam Hamdy uses detailed knowledge about security and world affairs to make seem even more realistic. The character the Spider plays as a perfect foil to the protagonist Scott Pierce. If you're looking for a good read I'd definitely recommend checking out Battalion.