The Protector

The Protector

by David Morrell
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Protector 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Morrell is the best action writer I have read. This book fits that mold with great action sequences from start to finish. The end, however, got a bit long. I was ready for them to catch the bad guy and be done. Definately worth the read, but I'd recommend a few other titles from Morrell that readers may enjoy more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The 1st half of the book is great. When the author is describing the tradecraft of the security services, the book is at its best. The 2nd half of the book is not as good as the 1st half. Once the person he is protecting is lost, the book becomes a standard chase book. The action scenes are good, but usually not believable. The reasons given for some actions are far fetched. It is too bad that the author did not just have a story about protecting a person, and showed the different tradecraft that is used to do this. Because that is where this book shines, not in the chase and action scenes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just read the last 100 pages of the book straight through last night. I've watched action movies my whole life and I can't think of one movie or scene that can compare to the action I read in The Protector. Morrell used several great ideas in the book that are very origional and none of them seemed to be unrealistic. Along with the action came an interesting and well developed story, which is getting hard to find these days. Easily worth the price tag.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Remembered for his on target portrayal of a greedy lawyer on TV's popular series LA Law, actor Corbin Bernsen gives another on target performance in his splendid reading of this chilling thriller. Cavanaugh is tough, experienced, and he's seen everything. Or, so he thinks. A former Delta Force operator he's now part of Global Protective Services - a group that will protect anyone from anything, even provide them with a new identity if necessary. False Ids, passports, funds; whatever is needed they can get, and quickly. Daniel Prescott, an over the top biochemist is the latest to seek their help. As the worker bees in Global Protective Services set about the routine tasks of providing the ultimate cover for Prescott, it's pretty much business as usual. Then the shocker: they're killed in a surprise attack. Only Cavanaugh remains. It falls to him not only to avenge his former coworkers but to tumble to the fact that Prescott seems to have an agenda of his own - and it's a dastardly one. Cavanaugh needs all the help he can get when he goes mano a mano with this menacing genius. No holds are barred, and no guessing the final showdown. Author Morrell is in top form; he introduces an unheard of deadly weapon, and paints his characters in bold, unforgettable strokes.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Biochemist Daniel Prescott creates a drug that is supposed to help stop addiction, but instead is rumored to provide an incredibly addictive rush by stimulating the body producing adrenaline. Fearing that undesirables will harm him to get at his creation, Daniel hires Global Protective Services, a security firm not squeamish about crossing legal barriers. Former Delta Force commando Cavanaugh serves as the lead 'protector' to keep the client safe from the Feds, foreign governments, and drug kings.

However, Cavanaugh gets a taste of the elixir, but loathes the monstrous amount of fear he feels caused by the geometric stimulation of adrenaline. When his men die in a firefight that Daniel caused before the biochemist vanished, Cavanaugh assisted by his wife joins those seeking the missing scientist, but unlike the myriad of others in the chase he needs the antidote.

Fans of action filled with ¿state-of-the-art tradecraft¿ gizmos will want to read THE PROTECTOR, a plot that flows so fast and furious as if David Morrell stayed on an adrenaline rush while writing this exciting thriller. Cavanaugh is a wonderful ¿tragic¿ hero, but the gadgetry and the careening from one loaded scene to another energy laden adventure overwhelms much of the rest of the cast. Except the star and his spouse there are no good or bad guys just readers elating with this hyperspeed thriller ride.

Harriet Klausner