Against All Enemies [E–pub/Kindle]
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and actually a sour taste on what should be a much satisfying #finale More than once Grave and Boxers have provided a high octane and satisfying thrill ride but #More than once Grave and Boxers have provided a high octane and satisfying thrill ride but Against All Enemies as with too many of the series there are enough stumbles to make you wish someone would have tinkered with the motor a little bit Original available here I used to love John Gilstrap s writing He used to be one of my must read authors In fact I still enjoy reading some of his earlier works especially Nathan s Run Yet something happened in his Jonathan Grave series that I subconsciously noted in earlier entries of the series but finally became intolerable in this book the curse of politics The contempt for liberals the never ending reminder from the majority of his characters that the real Americans don t live in urban areas but only in the heartland and rural areas just became intolerable When I spend my money on a thriller I want a compelling story not a polemic I couldn t concentrate or become interested in the events of the story because of his chronic contempt towards those who were gullible enough or only interested in freeloading and thus voted for Democrats If you can ignore the political bias of his story and characters this is actually an interesting story Unfortunately I couldn t and this story just fell flat for me I have liked all the previous novels in the Grave series However the author used This Particular Novel As particular novel as platform to spout ridiculous political rhetoric The problem with that party that you rail against so Mr Gilstrap They re the ones who actually read so congratulations on alienating your audience And you ve just uit your day job Unfortunate because I will not buy even one of your novels I hope reinforcing your old white man ness was worth the loss of revenue. Ng that an unthinkable tragedy is in motion Grave and his elite team of specialists must expose a deadly high level secret and do it in time to avert a catastrophe of historic proportio.narrative and actually
John Gilstrap ☆ 2 ReviewSkip this one and I hope Gilstrap goes back #TO HIS ROOTS NOW THAT HE IS WRITING FULL #his roots now that he is writing full I ve always looked forward to new Jonathan Grave novels but was fairly disappointed in this one Mainly because of the overt political sniping in this one I uit reading Brad Thor for the same thing I read books to be entertained not to learn of the author s opinion on politics Plus the ending was so unreasonable it was laughable Not my favorite GilstrapGrave Digger novel More of a political thriller than what attracted me to Gilstrap s novels hostage rescue other authors do a better job at the authors do a better job at the thriller genre I hated it and for special reasons I will explain so you will now if my hatred for it would affect whether you would like it or notWhen I read mysteries suspense novel John Gilstrap s tales of Jonathan Grave a former super secret commando and currently an off the books rescuer of hostages and the like can be frustrating Gilstrap s great at creating main characters that you like and want to read about and in 2015 s Against All Enemies he even gives some depth and dimension to his villain He writes great action
*scenes crisp dialogue and funny buddy bickeringBut he also can be very talky and Enemies *crisp dialogue and funny buddy bickeringBut he also can be very talky and Enemies that uality on 10000 candlepower display his heroes actually share many of the views of the villains who want to overthrow the government but their commitment to the rule of law and their ability to spot the flaw in the overthrow plan eep them on the side of the good guys Which they tell us over and over againSo when Grave and his main partner Boxers track down a former colleague who s gone rogue and find he s less of a problem than the people he was seeking out they have to suss out the proper course of action even though it won t necessarily be the legal one That lets them lecture various and sundry characters including each other on why what they re doing is rightGilstrap also throws in. On the trail of his old friend Grave sets out to get to him first He finds far than he bargained for Not only the wily operative but evidence of a conspiracy so dangerous so far reachi. ,
Was just ok Loved this series at one time but it s just not as good lately Jonathan Grave
And His Trusty Right Handhis trusty right hand are asked by a former commander to run down a former member of their old unit who s gone rogue murdered several CIA agents and leaked classified information When they locate their former comrade the story he tells them is too crazy to believe Someone is plotting to overthrow the US government by a series of high level assassinations But their former comrade in arms is convincing What follows is an action packed pyrotechnic thriller in the hills of West Virginia I like Gilstrap s characters the humor he infuses his stories with and the way he moves his plot along While here his heroes never seem to be "in any real danger the story is satisfying I customarily look forward to "any real danger the story is satisfying I customarily look forward to Grave and his merry band of heroesheroines but this book was a huge disappointment Aside from the familiar banter between Scorpion and Boxers illings justified by rescues and Venice s awesome intelligence throughout this action packed story was horrible Not only did Grave lack in his moral compass he charged into a compound of young gullible inexperienced soldiers who were not sure #what they were fighting for All or most of whom were shot when reason might have been obtained and the #they were fighting for All or most of whom were shot when reason might have been obtained and the targets or nut jobs caught I m surprised at the high reviews and ratings I ll The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse keep reading this series but if future books in this series is anything like this one I m dropping it like a hot potato Despite the usual high octane scenes and the wonderful banter between Jonathan Digger Grave and his buddy Boxers I did not enjoy Book 7 There was little further development of the main characaters Venice Wolverine Father Dom and Gilstrap has wandered away from Digger s forte as a hostage rescue specialist This book focuses on political intrigue and a revolutionary plot to undermine the national leaders in Washington. Jonathan Grave finds it hard to believe that a fellow combat vet has gone rogueilling American agents and leaking sensitive intel to hostile foreign interests With black ops assassins.