The Fifth Option

The Fifth Option

by Jac Jacobsen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989178006
Publisher: Bitterroot Publishing
Publication date: 11/21/2013
Pages: 414
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Jac Jacobsen was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A graduate of Northern Arizona University, he served four years active duty as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer and saw service in Vietnam. An accomplished pilot, he enjoys flying T-34s out of March Air Force Base in Southern California. He has two children, Brett and Jennifer, and lives in Lake Arrowhead, California. This is his first novel.

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The Fifth Option 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite In The Fifth Option by author Jac Jacobsen, we watch as the Heartstone becomes the President’s Special Ops Team. President Garrett Taylor had a problem; “with no uncertain terms he had just been informed that the Pakistan Taliban had hijacked two, one-hundred-kiloton nuclear warheads from the Pakistan military.” Taylor was left with five options. 1. Do nothing. 2. Send in a large force. 3. Insert a Special Forces team. 4. “Deliver a low-yield tactical nuclear weapon into the area.” The first four options were all flawed. That left option 5, Project Gabriel and Heartstone, the Taliban’s worst enemy. Heartstone’s leader, Jake Stoneman and his men were warriors in every sense of the word. “Their sole purpose: to kill for the United States of America with no questions asked.” Project Gabriel was beyond what the team imagined and top secret.  War is violent, filled with fear, blood, agony and death. Jac Jacobsen doesn’t spare the reader the reality of war in this fictional account. In The Fifth Option the action is exciting, nonstop, and filled with twists and turns. While Project Gabriel is fiction (as far as we know), it has realistic potential. The characters worked well together. The Heartstone team depicts true heroes and today's military. Jac Jacobsen has a real talent for descriptive writing. He weaves the threads of the story together, creating a tapestry of scenes with mere words. It is hard to believe The Fifth Option is Jac Jacobsen’s first novel. He writes like a seasoned author. I look forward to reading more of his work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was privileged to read a pre-publication copy of this book. The action is gripping, and there were times when I couldn't put the book down. The dynamic that makes Hearthstone's members tick works very well, and their relationships with each other together with the focus on their mission make them very three-dimensional. Some of the scenes you just want to go back and read over again because they're both an "a-hah!" as well as so detail oriented that you just want to revisit them. More Hearthstone, please, Jac!