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Thursday, November 17, 2011

{Review} Targets of Opportunity by Jeffrey S Stephens

Targets of Opportunity
by Jeffrey S Stephens
Publisher: Gallery Books
Released: August 30, 2011
Genre: Fiction Adult- Terrorist thriller,  espionage


In Targets of Deception, which suspense master Robert K. Tanenbaum called “a fast-paced thriller,” Jeffrey Stephens introduced CIA agent Jordan Sandor, whom bestselling author Steve Alten praised as “terrific.” Now Sandor is back, playing for bigger stakes and facing deadlier challenges.

Whisked from his Manhattan town house to a gabled CIA safe house in Virginia, Sandor faces off with a top terrorist agent from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. In exchange for protection from his own side, Ahmad Jaber is offering the CIA explosive information: word of a secret, unholy alliance forged among operatives in the Middle East, a ruthless South American, and Kim Jong-Il’s North Korea. Jaber claims not to know specific details, only that the strike will target the heart of America.

The fanatics stage a stunning diversion in the Caribbean, mercilessly downing a passenger jet and unleashing an assault on a French intelligence installation. Sandor, however, has already moved in a different direction. Leveraging Jaber’s infor-mation, he assembles a small strike force to penetrate North Korea. The team knows they will not all return, but the intel they gather will be vital to American security. What they ultimately discover plunges Sandor into a frantic race against time, struggling to defeat a shadowy figure—a master terrorist with a plan of destruction so perfectly disguised that even with the new knowledge he has gathered, Sandor cannot guess where or how he will strike.

As a storm rages in the Gulf of Mexico, word comes that two submarines have penetrated U.S. waters. With the U.S. military hampered by the hurricane, Sandor turns to a few daring U.S. Navy SEALs to duel with the enemy they cannot see . . . for now they know only that there are two nuclear weapons aimed at a target of opportunity whose destruction would change the world order forever.

Review: I've never been big on terrorist books, but I thought I'd give this one a shot. It has a pretty slow build up in my opinion, yeah there are some explosions but as for the story I found the beginning slow. I just kept waiting for thing to get moving, and finally they did start rolling along.
I found Jordon to be a bit full of himself, and rather unlikable all around. Yet the story was pretty good with all the twist, turns, ups and downs it was like a thrill-ride roll-a-coaster. Jumping from country to country wonder were each bit of information would lead and they would end up. While I'm not totally sold on these types of books,yet, I'm willing to give them a chance.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! This sounds like something I'd love, it is definitely being added to my TBR list. Thank you for sharing! :)


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