Larry Bond's First Team

Larry Bond's First Team

by Larry Bond, Jim DeFelice
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Overview

Larry Bond's First Team by Larry Bond, Jim DeFelice

In these harrowing times, with our enemies lurking in the shadows and their widespread tactics of unconventional warfare limiting the ability of our traditional armed forces, special measures are needed to fight this war on terror. Heeding this call the President has set up the Joint Services Special Demands Project. Known as "The Team" it is a unique unit existing beyond the bureaucratic restraints of either the U.S. intelligence or military establishments. With an almost unlimited budget, the Team—consisting of a CIA officer, two Special Forces commandos, and one outnumbered Marine—is authorized to track vital intelligence and then take immediate action. Called upon to track a quantity of radioactive waste that has gone missing in the former Soviet Union, the Team is faced with the fact that this material is now in the wrong people's hands. . . . And these terrorists are geared to wage the single deadliest attack ever on U.S. soil.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765346384
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 06/13/2005
Series: Larry Bond's First Team Series , #1
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 6.84(h) x 1.34(d)

About the Author

Larry Bond is the author of several bestselling military thrillers, including Crash Dive, Cold Choices, Dangerous Ground, Red Phoenix and the Larry Bond's First Team and Larry Bond's Red Dragon Rising series. He was a naval officer for six years. He's also worked as a warfare analyst and antisubmarine technology expert, and he now writes and designs computer games, including Harpoon and Command at Sea. He makes his home in Springfield, Virginia.

Jim DeFelice is the author of thrillers including Leopards Kill and Threat Level Black. He has also collaborated with Stephen Coonts and Dale Brown. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley region.

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Larry Bond's First Team 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Larry Bond starts his new military novel series off with a bang in 'First Team', an exceptionally well-written and fast-paced action/thriller about a team of four operatives specifically chosen from various branches of the American military's SpecOps community (CIA, Marine Force Recon, Army Special Forces) to unconventionally combat the war on terrorism. With 'off-the-books', unlimited financial backing from the U.S. government...an entire team of dedicated data analysts and technical support staff in the Pentagon backing their every move...and a very B-A-D situation brewing in Russia where large quantities of radioactive waste used by terrorists in building 'dirty bombs' has turned up missing...well, you've got all the ingredients you need for a FABULOUS storyline!! And Larry Bond does a terrific job of telling us one one in this sizzling debut effort. Even readers who don't particularly enjoy reading techno-thrillers can find something to like about Bond's style...every chapter is relatively short, with action and plot-twists on almost every page. I literally read this book in about four sittings, I found THAT HARD to put down! The main character Bob Ferguson (Team-leader and master CIA agent/spy) reminds me a bit of Arnold Schwarzenegger's role in the film 'True Lies'...very capable, wise-cracking, and equally deadly with his hands as he is with any weapon. So if you enjoyed that film, it is definitely worth your time to give this one a chance!
Guest More than 1 year ago
First off, Larry Bond and Tom Clancy are my favorite writers for fiction. However¿ This is not like any of Larry Bond¿s first three books: Red Phoenix, Vortex, and Cauldron. It does resemble his latter two of Day of Wrath, and Enemy Within. I found it a good book and easy to follow, but not to the level of his first three. It is fairly typical of most terrorist plotted techno-thrillers out today. It is worth buying, but only in the bargain bin or paperback.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a disappoitment. I have been a Larry Bond fan since his first novel. The banter and conversations distract from the plot. They make the characters inane and ineffectual. The plot becomes secondary to the attempted wisecracks of the cast.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As a big fan of all of Larry Bond¿s novels I was very disappointed with the quality of this work. The teasing/mocking between the cast is in very poor taste, too distracting from the plot. At times I was not sure what the plot was.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My first Larry Bond novel since Red Phoenix and I was pleasantly surprised. Dialogue was great...the characters and the team where believable, not over-the-top. As with many other books in this genre, you would love to see more character development but the plot was entertaining and I look forward to another novel from these writers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm am very glad I read this book. It had many parts to it as it went along and you knew where it was as you flip the pages, it was always the black page. I felt that the battles were very strong at times then weakend, their always seemed to be something missing. Not once in that book at least I think did he write the words ' Military Warfare' because that is what he mostly talks about. Ofcourse I may of saw those words at the end of the book. I also suggest the Vortex
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have been a devoted reader of Larry Bond and place him in the ranks of Stephen Coonts and Harold Coyle in the military/technothriller genre. Wouldn't miss any new effort, but in my view 'First Team' falls waaaaay short of the quality of his previous works. The plot seems disjointed with no easily identifiable direction. His previous works were always compelling reads, with each plot building momentum towards a thrilling and heroic end. Not so with 'First Team'. The dialogue is filled with excessive repartee between the major characters--much more than is necessary to develop their personalities; so much that it detracts from the action of their mission at any given time. Overall, the story just doesn't move along and I found it difficult to sustain my interest. I don't recall Bond sharing authorship in his previous titles, and can only wonder if Jim DeFelice wrote most of the book, with minimal input by Larry Bond--but am merely speculating here. I rated it 2-stars, but barely. Would not pass this book along to a friend. Hope his next book is better.
Sir-read-alot More than 1 year ago
I ll get back to you once I have a chance to read it