Rage: A Joe Ledger and Rogue Team International Novel

Rage: A Joe Ledger and Rogue Team International Novel

by Jonathan Maberry


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From New York Times Bestselling author (creator of the Netflix series V Wars), Jonathan Maberry comes the first in a brand new series featuring Joe Ledger and Rogue Team International.

A small island off the coast of Korea is torn apart by a bioweapon that drives everyone—men, women, and children—insane with murderous rage. The people behind the attack want Korea reunified or destroyed. No middle ground. No mercy. Soon Japan, China, and the United States are pushed to the brink of war, while terrorists threaten to release the rage bioweapon in a way of pure destructive slaughter. Joe Ledger leads his newly formed band of international troubleshooters in their first mission to stop the terror cell, fighting alongside agents from North and South Korea. With the lives of billions at stake, Ledger is willing to bring his own brand of terror to this frightening new war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250303578
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/05/2019
Series: Rogue Team International Series , #1
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 12,181
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times bestselling and five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Deep Silence, Kill Switch, Predator One, Code Zero, Fall of Night, Patient Zero, the Pine Deep Trilogy, The Wolfman, Zombie CSU, and They Bite, among others. His V-Wars series has been adapted by Netflix airing later this year, and his work for Marvel Comics includes The Punisher, Wolverine, DoomWar, Marvel Zombie Return and Black Panther. His Joe Ledger series has been optioned for television. He is also the creator of V Wars, soon to be a television show on Netflix.

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Rage: A Joe Ledger and Rogue Team International Novel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Authorfan 2 days ago
The first book in a new series featuring Joe Ledger, RAGE by Jonathan Maberry is a non-stop action novel with an exciting plot and fine characterization. Though I have yet to read all the books in the previous series this one works as a stand-alone novel. It involves North Korean and bio-weapons. As expected, it’s up to the Rogue Team International to save the day. Will they? I didn’t expect to have so much fun reading RAGE but I did, reaching the end at a lightning speed. If you like tightly woven plots and terrifying villains, not to mention some funny dialogues in between or during the many action sequences, then you can go wrong with RAGE. Like I, you’ll be eager to read the next chapter in the series. Now I need to go back and read the novels I have missed from the previous series. ‘Later. Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for this great ARC.
Ms-Hurst 8 days ago
First, I've got to say that I love me some Joseph Ledger. How often do you laugh out loud while you are reading? The internal and external dialogue is so often funny, sarcastic, biting...often all at once. The closure of the DMS brings our "hero" to RTI, the same animal in a different environment with different rules. Luckily, we still have the same characters, good and bad. This world can be quite complicated and characters come in and out of stories. Sometimes years apart. About a year back I reread all of Maberry's books in chronological order, including short stories. I have an actual notebook because my first time through I often had to pull out a previous book to remember who someone was. Now I just consult my little Game of Thrones notebook (really) and I can give you a quick sketch of every member of the DMS and every bad guys/group to date. It could take away from it but it doesn't. It's fun to find yourself going, "Ooh, I know who that is, I bet!" and then reading on to see if you were right or fooled. Here we have a lot of Joe. Once a Ledger story starts, it goes full speed until the end. Reading a digital ARC I don't have the physical feel of what's left, but reading this and looking air the percentage I knew there was more to come. I was right. And I was pissed. And I was sad. I need the next book. Joe and RTI try to figure out who has released Rage, the name they give to something that is causing people to kill each other. This is very similar to previous stories, which is pointed out by characters themselves. It doesn't diminish it. There are enough old characters to feel comfortable but enough new to be interesting. There was not enough Top and Bunny for me and why can't we have more Ghost? There was just enough Junie for me. Meaning little. And maybe a little more Toys. I know Joe hates him but I love the character. I do think this would be OK for people who never read the original DMS series. I do think, however, that it would lead them to want to go back and read it. This one was quite a ride. Like always, I preferred the character development and all of the nuances of everyone involved than I did the fight scenes, but both had their place and I get that. In short, thanks to Jonathon Maberry, the punisher, and Netgalley for this advanced copy. Can't wait for the next one.
lynguy1 12 days ago
RAGE by Jonathan Maberry is the first book in a new series featuring Joe Ledger. This time he is no longer with the Department of Military Sciences, but leading a team of independent troubleshooters, Havoc Team. The new series is called Rogue Team International. This action thriller / military thriller can be read as a standalone novel, but the previous Joe Ledger series would give the reader more of the back stories of the key players. Joe Ledger and Havoc Team start out by trying to rescue a new girl who has been kidnapped and is being held in Syria. From there, this newly formed group on soon trying to stop a terror group that has released a bioweapon on a small island of the coast of Korea. Does this terror group want Korea re unite or tear itself apart? Can Havoc team stop the killing? The story starts off with a scene that immediately pulls the reader in and never lets him or her off the rollercoaster of action and emotion. The main character, Joe Ledger, is well-developed, compelling and someone the reader can cheer for. His motivation is believable and well-drawn. The secondary characters enhance the story and the relationships are believable. For an action / military thriller, I loved the style that Maberry used. While there is some discussion of weapons, it does not go into minute detail. I believe this approach makes this more of an action thriller that will appeal to a wider audience. The fast-paced story also takes the reader to many different locations ranging from Syria, Turkey, Greece, North Korea, South Korea, Norway, Arizona, California, Virginia, Sweden, and Maryland to Florida and more. Overall, this novel is a fresh, entertaining, emotional ride. Be aware that there is plenty of violence in this story, but there is also friendship, family, and brotherhood/sisterhood relationships. This is the only book that I have read by this author but I am looking forward to the next book in the series as well as going back and reading the original Joe Ledger series. I believe those readers that enjoy action thrillers and military thrillers will enjoy this book. Many thanks to St. Martin’s Press – St. Martin’s Griffin and Jonathan Maberry for a digital ARC of this novel via Net Galley and the opportunity to provide an honest review. Opinions are mine alone and are not biased in any way.
ShelleyWalton_123 13 days ago
I read this since I thoroughly enjoyed Deep Silence, after a bit of an hiatus from Joe Ledger. Joe is part of a new team, Rogue Team International which is not responsible to the USA government, a private Spec Ops team. The favourite players feature as well as some new ones. A terrifying bioweapon is unleashed in North Korea which causes a murderous rage, families turn on each other, no-one is safe. Video footage released suggests that the USA and South Korea are involved, when it happens again, more countries are implicated. It becomes a political nightmare and threatens any stability between these countries. Joe and Rogue Team have to sort through the layers of deception to get to the heart of the threat. Initially I was not sure about this novel, if felt like far too many story lines and characters were being introduced. They do of course all meet up but it takes a good fifty percent of the novel before I found it becoming cohesive. From there on I read the remainder of the book in one day. The ending is not a cliff-hanger (thank goodness), somewhat expected but promises an action packed next installment in this series. I will most definitely read it. Thanks #Netgalley for the arc of #Rage in exchange for my honest review.