Operation Hail Storm Classroom Edition Nook

Operation Hail Storm Classroom Edition Nook

by Brett Arquette

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Overview

Marshall Hail was a husband, a father, a Physics Nobel prize winner and industrial billionaire. But when Hail's family was killed in a terrorist attack, he became a predator and redirected his vast industrial assets toward one goal, removing every person on the FBI's Top 10 Terrorist list. With the help of his MIT colleagues, Hail designed and built a devastating arsenal of attack drones of all shapes and sizes that are flown by the nation's best young gamers. The world will come to realize that Marshall Hail possesses the capability of getting to anyone, anywhere, at any time, unleashing an operation so disturbing that the CIA has named it Operation Hail Storm.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157230418
Publisher: Brett Arquette
Publication date: 12/13/2016
Series: Hail Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 351
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dubbed,"the father of the drone thriller," Brett Duncan Arquette was born in 1960 and anointed with his mother’s pen name “Duncan”, given to him by award winning author Lois Duncan. During her career, his mother Lois has written over 32 best selling young adult books, some of which have been made into movies, including the movie “I Know What You Did Last Summer" and "Hotel for Dogs". Brett was raised in New Mexico and moved to Florida on his 30th birthday. Arquette spent most his career working as the Chief Technology Officer for one of the largest Circuit Court Systems in Florida. In 2002, Computerworld Magazine selected Arquette as one of the “Premier 100 IT Leaders” in the world, describing him as a “visionary” in reference to the cutting-edge technology. His books are peppered with technology acquired from his vast experience in advanced computers and audio/video systems. Arquette is also the Editor in Chief of the Court Technology Forum, Contributing Editor for eWeek Magazine, columnist for ComputerWorld and SmartComputing magazines, all of which has helped to create a loyal fan base and lots of traffic on his website. Writing on the weekends, Arquette’s first book, "Deadly Perversions", was published in 2002. His additional titles are "Seeing Red", "Tweaked", "The Pandemic Diary" and "Soundman for a B-Band". He is proofing his new adventure into Young Adult writing with a series of "HAIL" books with the first one called "Operation Hail Storm". "Hail Warning (Hail #2) was published in 2017, and "Hail Strike (Hail #3)" and "Hail Damage (Hail #4)" is due in 2018. Mr. Arquette's primary aspirations are to retire from the 9 to 5 grind and become a best-selling author, following in his famous mother’s footsteps. Mr. Arquette currently resides in the Sunshine State with his wife and three children.

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Operation Hail Storm Classroom Edition Nook 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
thicks More than 1 year ago
I think I must have received a different book than these other reviewers I know I am in the minority but this was a book I couldn't finish and that is extremely rare for me. I always try to make it thru the book and find something positive but I got nothing. The book needs editing desperately, not only for grammatical errors but for the plot and useless information and dialogue that take this deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole. The premise was interesting but I couldn't get past 30% before I through in the towel.
Augusta_S More than 1 year ago
** Disclosure: The author provided me a complimentary copy of his book in exchange for a review. No other relationship is to be implied or inferred from reading this review. ** Usually, this type of book is not one I would read, but when the author contacted me with an offer of a complimentary copy of this book, I became slightly intrigued. The story was unlike anything I've ever read and I have to say that it was not what I was expecting. The book was exciting to read and the action-packed pages kept me going. I enjoyed the fast-paced story line and overall the book was definitely worth reading.
BrianIndianFan More than 1 year ago
** Disclosure: The author provided me a complimentary copy of his book in exchange for a review. No other relationship is to be implied or inferred from reading this review. ** In the not too distant future, multi-billionaire Marshall Hail seeks to right the wrongs created by the 9/11 instance of mass murder - The Five. Hail has lost his wife and daughters in this terrorist attack, and is tracking down America's enemies, one by one. He's no slouch, having turned his MIT degree into a means of recycling America's nuclear waste and turning it into cheap, safe energy for the developing world. His riches have allowed him to man several vessels with the latest technology to hunt down America's adversaries. His assassination of a North Korean official stuns Washington and the new president wants to meet Hail. This meeting produces for Hail the usual Faustian bargain that comes with dealing with the government in any capacity. Hail agrees to have CIA agent Kara Ramey shadow his work in stopping the assembly of an ICBM by North Korea in return for their help in his future endeavors. Ramey - as she tells Hail at one point - would have been called a courtesan in an earlier time. Simply, she is the honey pot used to do spying for America's enemy actors. Both Hail and Ramey discover they are both incredibly broken people who have different ideas on how to deal with terrorists. The tech described in the book is top notch and believable. Drones could revolutionize warfare as we know it. Imagine mini-drones, micro-drones, even pico-drones that could be unleashed against an enemy at the whim of their creator. The president late in the book says that assassination could be considered a 24/7/365 enterprise and that no one is immune. With the book's timely use of the situation with North Korea, this book engages the imagination and stimulates that patriotic itch we have when America gets the bad guys. Brett Arquette has limited the use of sex and profanity which in my opinion is a great thing and commendable. His ability to tell a great story without leaning on these crutches speaks to his character as well. Further, he created a "classroom" edition of his book so it could be read by kids in school. This is a great idea! BOTTOM LINE: If you're a fan of Tom Clancy-type novels, this book will keep you entertained.
BrianIndianFan More than 1 year ago
** Disclosure: The author provided me a complimentary copy of his book in exchange for a review. No other relationship is to be implied or inferred from reading this review. ** In the not too distant future, multi-billionaire Marshall Hail seeks to right the wrongs created by the 9/11 instance of mass murder - The Five. Hail has lost his wife and daughters in this terrorist attack, and is tracking down America's enemies, one by one. He's no slouch, having turned his MIT degree into a means of recycling America's nuclear waste and turning it into cheap, safe energy for the developing world. His riches have allowed him to man several vessels with the latest technology to hunt down America's adversaries. His assassination of a North Korean official stuns Washington and the new president wants to meet Hail. This meeting produces for Hail the usual Faustian bargain that comes with dealing with the government in any capacity. Hail agrees to have CIA agent Kara Ramey shadow his work in stopping the assembly of an ICBM by North Korea in return for their help in his future endeavors. Ramey - as she tells Hail at one point - would have been called a courtesan in an earlier time. Simply, she is the honey pot used to do spying for America's enemy actors. Both Hail and Ramey discover they are both incredibly broken people who have different ideas on how to deal with terrorists. The tech described in the book is top notch and believable. Drones could revolutionize warfare as we know it. Imagine mini-drones, micro-drones, even pico-drones that could be unleashed against an enemy at the whim of their creator. The president late in the book says that assassination could be considered a 24/7/365 enterprise and that no one is immune. With the book's timely use of the situation with North Korea, this book engages the imagination and stimulates that patriotic itch we have when America gets the bad guys. Brett Arquette has limited the use of sex and profanity which in my opinion is a great thing and commendable. His ability to tell a great story without leaning on these crutches speaks to his character as well. Further, he created a "classroom" edition of his book so it could be read by kids in school. This is a great idea! BOTTOM LINE: If you're a fan of Tom Clancy-type novels, this book will keep you entertained.
LovelessDegrees More than 1 year ago
I was sent a free eBook copy of this in exchange for an honest review. I jumped into this book and was confused at the beginning because this is unlike what I usually read and there were so many intricate and technical science and math concepts. That said, I really did enjoy this book when the action started picking up. My favorite character is Kara Ramey and I found her to be an empowering heroine, despite her circumstances. Marshall Hail was also a fascinating character and I understood his motivations. I enjoyed the multiple perspectives that the story was told in and appreciated that the author chose to use the third person omniscient point of view. It only took me a few days to read this (and the Classroom Edition) because it was such a page turner and extremely thrilling. I can tell the author really did his research and I was so jealous of all the cool things that were part of the book (like the fancy decked out ship). There were a few things that bothered me, like the typos and errors in censoring the Classroom Edition, as well as the comment Kara makes about Asians essentially having different permutations of the same name (and that there was an Asian man named Dingbang Wang). Overall, it was a great book with enough action and suspense to keep me reading and on the edge of my seat, hoping things wouldn’t go wrong for the characters. I can’t wait for book 2!
ToddSimpson More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. It’s a very clever Action Thriller, with a very unique and interesting plot, that really captured my attention. Brett Arquette has done an amazing job with the characters, and I like that he kept me guessing throughout the story. Some of the weapons in this book are incredible. After losing his family in a terrorist attack, Hail has made his home on a cargo ship specially fitted out for a very important task. His goal is to track down those responsible for taking his wife and daughters from him, and he’s keen to wipe them from the face of the earth. however, he is going to need some help to be able to achieve this. For the US Government to pass on the information and intelligence, that Hail requires to track down and kill the US’s top 10 most wanted men, they insist that their CIA Agent Kara Ramey be able to join his team. They also want Hail to track down the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have been sold to the North Koreans, and destroy them. North Korea wants them desperately to launch nuclear weapons at America. Kara looks like she has met her match with Hail. Unlike most men that are very taken with her beauty, and they can’t see that she is running rings around them. However, Hail works her out quite quickly and he sure isn’t going to let this attractive and intelligence CIA Agent get the better of him. Hands down this is a great book, and well worth a read. I’m definitely looking forward to the next book in the series.