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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

BOOK REVIEW- THE CARDS IN THE DECK




BOOK REVIEW- THE CARDS IN THE DECK- In Cards in the Deck, the exciting follow-up to The Pieces of the Puzzle, Robert Stanek brings readers into darker corners of the same world, where the most powerful intelligence organizations on earth, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the United States Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean are about to go head to head with terrorists the likes of which the world has never seen.  
In the heart of the Mediterranean, Scott Evers is drawn into a harrowing world centered around one of history's most elite military warrior forces: the Navy SEALs. Facing a chilling, relentless adversary, Evers is pulled into a landscape of Navy strike groups, tactical response teams, and killers willing to do anything it takes to get the job done. Drawing from his past experiences as an analyst and operative, Evers races to find answers and decide whom to trust... before the world becomes a place we no longer recognize.  AMAZON

 

I understand that the other book called, " The Pieces of the Puzzle (amazon.com/B00NYPUMXI)  covers Scott's life prior to this book.    That one I haven't read but that didn't seem to make it harder to read this one.     This was an intense, drama filled story.  A racing against time trying to make sense out of what was going on kind of story.   Every time Scott would begin to get some information there was always more to know.  Plenty of twists and turns.   There were enough players on the field to make that difficult for the "good guys".   Sometimes it was even hard to know who all the good guys were.  There were plenty of people running their own agenda and Scott was being bounced back and forth about trusting a couple of them.  I'm not sharing who or why because that would just spoil the fun.   I really liked the main character, Scott Evers.  He was tough, smart, loyal and you just wanted him to win.  And come out of it all alive and maybe even happy with someone to love.
For me, the book was a bit heavy on some of the science and also the military/ships and some of their information.   I guess some of those details is what I had some trouble with but I think its probably not a big deal for others.   Actually even if I didn't understand some of it or got bogged down in a little bit of it, it looks like the author did do his job on that part.   I pushed through and enjoyed so much of the rest of it, I found it well worth the read.  

“I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review”.

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