IF YOU OLNLY READ OJNE BOOK THIS YEAR, MAKE SIRE IT’S THIS ONE.
I just finished reading THE DEVIL’S HAND and am driven to share this with you. Whatever else you read, make this #1 on your list. That’s how good it is.
The first thing I am going to say is I am not going to reveal any details of this book. That’s because it is so realistic, so intense, so edge-of-your-seat that I don’t want to take the edge off. You will thank me as you find yourself grabbed from the first lines, unable to put it down. But I want you to know that this is definitely a book you should make #1 on your reading list.
First of all, I’m not a reviewer so when I open a book it is with a reader’s expectant interest. I want a book that will hold my interest from the first word to the last and deliver pulse-pounding excitement. But I have a littler quirk. Having been disappointed in endings so many times I am often tempted to read the last chapter so I can make sure the ending won’t destroy me. I once asked a bookstore manager, a friend, to finish a book in a series we both were reading and tell me if it was safe for me to read the book. The late, great. Vince Flynn once nearly had a heart attack when I told him about my last chapter fetish. He paperclipped the last chapter of his current book at the time and made me swear not to unclip it. He said it would be worth it. I didn’t and he was right. It was. In spades.
All this leads up The Devil’s Hand, a book I did NOT read the ending to first and was damn glad for it.
This is the fourth book in the series. I knew every detail of James Reece’s tragedy, the killing of his family for political reasons. It would have been so easy to turn him into nothing more than a tragic figure. But Jack Carr had better things in mind for him. When Reece was given a new lease on a life he became this country’s most focused and lethal weapon, destroying those who would destroy us. Through three books we saw the skillful development of the new James Reece, a man with a constant dedication to a goal – eradicating enemies of the United States.
In The Devil’s Hand, Carr has outdone himself crafting an edge-of the seat thriller, one that that shows the knowledge that reflecting his twenty years as a SEAL. The research is underscored by the reality that can only come from someone who has been in the thick of things as a warrior. There is a reality to his writing that strengthens it and sets it apart from others in this genre, producing a series that is destined to become a classic.
Are you patriotic? Do you believe in taking out the bad guys? Protecting this country? And one who accepts assignments with fierce dedication?
I’ll say one more thing. Carr put a twist in this story that so many, many authors don’t or can’t do, at least not nearly as well as he did. When you come upon it – and it’s just one tiny but very integral scene – you will say, Holy crap! I wish more authors would do this with the skill Carr has. It’s Carr’s incredible ability to tell a gripping story, and the talent to give a twist to Reece that….Oh, wait! You need to see for yourself.
Preorder it TODAY! Make it #1 on your reading list. And if you haven’t read the other books in the series, do it NOW!
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jJack Carr led special operations teams as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander and Task Unit Commander. Over his 20 years in Naval Special Warfare he transitioned from an enlisted SEAL sniper, to a junior officer leading assault and sniper teams in Iraq and Afghanistan, to a platoon commander practicing counterinsurgency in the southern Philippines, to commanding a Special Operations Task Unit in the most Iranian influenced section of southern Iraq throughout the tumultuous drawdown of U.S. Forces.
Thank you Desiree for introducing me to Jack Carr when I won a copy of the Terminal List, his first book, in a contest that you had on Facebook. I will be forever grateful to you for winning that book. It has opened my eyes to a fantastic author whose books keep me on the edge the whole time I’m reading. Jack is a masterful author.